Dear MBLEx applicants and candidates –

As you are well aware, navigating a world with COVID-19 has been a challenge for all of us and is subject to daily and sometimes hourly changes as we escalate measures to protect health and safety.

As test centers begin to reopen, Pearson VUE is following federal, state and local guidelines for employee and candidate safety. Some test centers are only allowing essential professions (e.g., nursing, funeral, mental health) to test, other test centers are preparing to open for all candidates, and some may be permitted to open in adherence with government guidelines but have insufficient personnel to offer exams. In other words, the situation is different for each of the 311 test centers across the country, and the situation at a test center on one day is subject to change the next day. For more information, please visit

The FSMTB has extended the window to take the MBLEx until December 31, 2020. Extending the Authorization to Test (ATT) until the end of this year should take some pressure off the candidate and give ample time to find a test location, date and time to take the MBLEx.

Other Services:

The MBLEx Study Guide is available to prepare for the exam and keep your knowledge fresh. Go to

The MBLEx Check online practice exam is available through the Regulatory Education and Competence Hub (REACH). Go to

Online courses, such as Cultural Competence courses, required by some states for license renewal, are available through REACH. Go to