MPRE Test Accommodations Extensions

Important Update to the MPRE Test Accommodations Application Process

NCBE is excited to announce that on November 2, it will launch a new online MPRE test accommodations application. The online application has been designed to simplify the test accommodations process.

Due to the transition to the new online application, NCBE will be unable to accept requests for accommodations between September 18 and November 1, 2021.

On November 2, 2021, NCBE will begin accepting requests via the new online MPRE test accommodations application. The new application will be available within each candidate’s NCBE Account.

Note that, if approved, accommodations for unchanging conditions may be approved for a period of eligibility up to 24 months. The expiration date of an approved accommodation will be listed on your Accommodations Confirmation.

Accommodations are approved with a period of eligibility. For example, requests for accommodations based on unchanging conditions may be approved for a period of eligibility of up to 24 months. The expiration date of an approved accommodation is listed on your Accommodations Confirmation and determination letter.

If you were previously approved for accommodations and wish to take the MPRE again within your period of eligibility (i.e., your accommodations will not expire on or before your intended test day), you do not need to reapply. You may proceed directly to MPRE Registration in your NCBE Account, register for the MPRE, and then schedule a test appointment after receiving your Authorization to Test email from Pearson VUE.

If you were previously approved for accommodations, and the period of eligibility has NOT expired but will do so on or before your intended test day, you may request an extension of those same approved accommodations. 

NOTE: If your accommodations were not approved with a period of eligibility, you must reapply for accommodations using the online MPRE test accommodations application in your NCBE Account. Please see How to Prepare Your Request for MPRE Test Accommodations for detailed information regarding preparation and submission of a request for MPRE test accommodations.

To submit an extension request, starting November 2, log in to your NCBE Account. Once there, you will see the option to start an extension request from the Actions menu. 

If you have questions about how to submit your extension request, you may contact us by email at mpre.ada@ncbex.org.

NCBE usually processes an extension request within 25 business days of receipt. Please consider this in order to determine when to submit your extension request, and refer to Important Dates for MPRE Test Accommodations for more information.

Candidates are encouraged to submit an extension request well in advance of the expiration date (within their Period of Eligibility) and no later than the Recommended Submission Date for their intended MPRE administration. 


IMPORTANT: Expired accommodations CANNOT be extended, and extension requests for accommodations that have expired will not be considered. If your approved accommodations have expired, you must submit a new request for accommodations by logging in to your NCBE Account. Please see How to Prepare Your Request for MPRE Test Accommodations for information regarding preparation and submission of a request for MPRE test accommodations.

Additional or updated documentation may be required if there is any change in your condition or a change in your accommodations history since you last applied for MPRE accommodations. 


Only previously approved accommodations are eligible for an extension. Requests, including forms and documentation, received by NCBE after the registration deadline for a specific MPRE administration will not be considered for that administration of the exam.

For questions regarding important dates and deadlines, please refer to Important Dates for MPRE Test Accommodations. For specific questions regarding MPRE registration and scheduling your test appointment, please contact MPRE Registration at mpreregistration@ncbex.org.