Vermont Bar Examination (UBE)

Bar Exam Information

NOTE: Bar exam information is subject to change without notice. Please verify with Vermont bar examiner’s office.


2024: February 27-28, July 30-31

The Vermont Bar Exam is a 2-day Uniform Bar Exam (UBE).

Day 1: Two 90-minute Multistate Performance Test (MPT) questions in the AM, and six 30-minute Multistate Essay Exam (MEE) questions in the PM.

Day 2: Multistate Bar Exam (MBE), a 200-question, multiple-choice exam (100 questions in the AM, 100 questions in the PM).

Vermont Board of Bar Examiners

111 State Street, Suite 9B
Montpelier, VT 05609-0701

Phone: (802) 828-3281

Fax: (802) 828-6550



Subjects Tested

Multistate Performance Test “Closed universe” practical questions using instructions, factual data, cases, statutes and other reference material supplied by examiners.

A scaled score of 80 on the MPRE, no earlier than three years before taking the bar exam, or one year after being notified of passing the UBE, is required for admission.


The MEE and MPT scores are scaled to the MBE, with the MBE weighted 50%, the MEE 30% and the MPT 20%. The scores are combined to determine if the applicant has achieved a passing score of 270.

Additional Requirements

Newly admitted attorneys must complete 15 hours of specially approved CLE courses within one year of admission. At least six hours of the 15 must be live training events. Once admitted, the applicant must complete a 6-month mentorship under the supervision of a Vermont practicing judge/attorney.


Acceptance of MBE Score

Vermont does not accept an MBE score from an exam taken in another jurisdiction.

Admission on Motion

A member in good standing of another U.S. state may be admitted on motion in Vermont if the applicant has been actively engaged in the practice of law for no less than five of the ten years immediately preceding the filing of the application.

Alternatively, the applicant may qualify if admitted in New Hampshire or Maine and has been actively engaged in the practice of law for no less than three years immediately preceding the filing of the application. Additional requirements apply.

Admission by UBE Score Transfer

Applicants who have obtained a scaled score of at least 270 on a Uniform Bar Exam taken in another jurisdiction within the preceding three years may apply for admission based on that score. Passing UBE scores earned more than three years, but less than five years prior may qualify if the applicant has been actively engaged in the full-time practice of law for at least two years. Additional requirements apply.

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