180 East 5th Street, Suite 950
St. Paul, Minnesota 55101
Phone: (651) 297-1857 | Fax: (651) 297-1196
The February 2021 examination will be administered at St. Paul RiverCentre following the guidelines provided by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Any changes related to the February 2021 examination due to COVID-19 will be communicated through the News page.
We have updated FAQ’s specifically related to the February 2021 examination. If you have any other questions, please submit those through your portal or through the Board’s main email address (email@example.com).
The Preparedness Plan has been updated for the February 2021 examination.
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February 23 & 24, 2021
Saint Paul RiverCentre
175 W Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102
Applicants granted testing accommodations may be tested at the same location (if there is adequate and appropriate space available) or at a different site (usually in downtown St. Paul). Applicants will be advised of the site location approximately one month prior to the examination.
The timely filing deadline is Thursday, October 15, 2020.
The late filing deadline is Tuesday, December 1, 2020 ($200 late filing fee must be included if filing by this date unless you are a repeater. Repeaters do not need to pay the late filing fee and may file up to December 1, 2020).
(Postmarks are acceptable.)
Exam timing may be adjusted to accommodate social distancing requirements. Specific timing will be posted to your portal approximately three weeks prior to the exam. Here is an example of the timing:
Tuesday morning doors open: 7:30 a.m.
Tuesday registration: 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. (Allow 20-30 minutes to complete registration)
Tuesday morning instructions: 8:40 a.m. (be in your seat)
Tuesday morning session: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (2 MPT questions)
Tuesday afternoon doors open: 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday afternoon instructions: 1:15 p.m. (be in your seat)
Tuesday afternoon session: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (6 MEE questions)
Wednesday morning doors open: 7:30 a.m.
Wednesday registration: 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday morning instructions: 8:40 a.m. (be in your seat)
Wednesday morning session: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (100 MBE questions)
Wednesday afternoon doors open: 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday afternoon instructions: 1:15 p.m. (be in your seat)
Wednesday afternoon session: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (100 MBE questions)
Digital clocks are placed around the room for timekeeping. They are synchronized as close as possible with the official clock, which is located at the Exam Supervisor’s platform. Watches are not permitted.
You must sign-in with the Registrars on both Tuesday and Wednesday
Anyone who has requested and received special permission to bring an otherwise prohibited item into the exam room (such as pillows, lumbar rolls, wrist rest, ergonomic chairs, etc.) must present the green permission card to the security person at the secure testing area entrance and ask for assistance.
You may leave prohibited personal items in a designated UNSECURE area outside of the exam room. Leave all valuables at home. The Board of Law Examiners and RiverCentre authorities assume no responsibility for lost or stolen personal items.
Make sure to bring:
Review the laptop registration and information page to use a laptop. If you are registered to use your laptop to take the exam, review the instructions you will receive via email and on your applicant portal with your admission ticket prior to the exam.
Additional details will be posted prior to the exam.
Exam results will be released on Monday, April 19, 2021.
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