Colorado Supreme Court

Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel

Promoting Professionalism. Protecting the Public.

MPRE FAQs

What is the MPRE?

The MPRE is a standardized ethics test administered through the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

Who must take the MPRE?

All applicants (On Motion, UBE Score Transfer and Exam) must successfully complete the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE) with a minimum scaled score of 85.

Exam applicants, see also C.R.C.P. 203.4(5).
On Motion applicants, see C.R.C.P. 203.2(5).
UBE Score Transfer applicants, see also C.R.C.P. 203.3(3).

Must I take the MPRE before I file my application?

The MPRE may be taken either before or after you file an application for admission in Colorado; however, you should register for the next scheduled MPRE as soon as possible after filing an application. Final approval for admission to practice law in this state will be held in abeyance until valid MPRE scores have been received from the National Conference of Bar Examiners and verified by the Office of Attorney Admissions. See C.R.C.P. 211.3(1) and (2) regarding time limits for taking the oath of admission.

My MPRE Score is more than 2 years old.

Passing MPRE scores are valid if achieved at an exam taken no more than two years prior to filing an application for admission in Colorado.

How do I register for the MPRE?

You may obtain MPRE information, file an MPRE application, and request score transfers from the National Conference of Bar Examiners website.

How do I send my MPRE score to you?

You may obtain MPRE information, file an MPRE application, and request score transfers from the National Conference of Bar Examiners website.

My MPRE scores are missing from my application.

MPRE scores are received electronically from the National Conference of Bar Examiners. Your scores must be manually matched to your application once a complete review of your application responses and documentation is completed. If you arranged to have your scores transferred from the National Conference of Bar Examiners and they are not shown in your application account, your scores will be updated to your application once the staff review of your application and documents is complete.

Must I take the MPRE if I have been practicing law for several years and have never had any complaints filed against me?

Yes, you must meet the MPRE requirements before your application will be approved for admission.

I don't remember my MPRE score. May I obtain the score from your office?

No. If you wish to know your score or transfer a score you must contact the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

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