Starting January 18, 2021, NAPLEX and MPJE exam results will be reported as Pass or Fail. In addition, new graduates must have an official transcript sent to NABP. Learn more about these changes.

The Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination® (MPJE®) is designed to assess your application of laws and regulations for the specific states/jurisdictions and is taken by recent college of pharmacy graduates shortly after they receive their degree. The exam is also taken by licensed pharmacists who want to practice in other jurisdictions and pharmacists who are FPGEC certified.

Download the Candidate Application Bulletin

The Candidate Application Bulletin provides detailed information about the exam, how to apply, procedures for test day, and score results.

Steps to Apply

You must complete a four-step process outlined below when applying for the MPJE. A thorough breakdown of the application steps, including answers to common questions can also be found in the Bulletin.

  1. Read the Candidate Application Bulletin and learn state licensure requirements
    • Fully understand the process and expectations for examination candidates and check your board of pharmacy’s website to see if there are unique requirements in the state where you are seeking licensure.
  1. If applicable, request an armed forces discount
    • Apply for the armed forces discount in your NABP e-Profile first, before applying for exam eligibility. The option is available in the right drop-down menu.
  1. Apply for exam eligibility
    • Apply in the Exam Services section of your NABP e-Profile and pay the application fee.
    • See the information below regarding eligibility. Timelines and fees may vary depending on the state.
    • If applicable, request ADA accommodations.
      • If you need test day accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), complete and follow the submission instructions on the Request for Testing Accommodations form. The form should be submitted with your online application.
  1. Purchase your exam
    • Once eligibility is granted, the purchase exam link will appear in your e-Profile. You may also purchase score transfers at this time, or you may wait until after you have taken the exam.
    • Effective January 18, 2021, all 2020 new graduates and beyond applying for the MPJE must have an official transcript sent from their college of pharmacy to NABP in order to purchase the exam and receive an Authorization to Test (ATT).
  1. Schedule the exam with Pearson VUE
    • After purchasing the exam, you will receive an ATT via email and you can then schedule your appointment with Pearson VUE.

Eligibility to Test

We confirm eligibility to test for Colorado, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Nebraska, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Utah. There is an additional $85 fee for these states during the application process, and candidates may be approved to purchase the exam after meeting all application requirements.

States not listed above have their own processes for confirming eligibility. The processing time varies per board. Check the board’s website for timelines.  

Updates on your eligibility status will be noted in the Exam Services section of your NABP e-Profile.

Take the Exam

The MPJE is a 2.5-hour exam composed of 120 computer-based questions. The exam uses adaptive technology to deliver selected-response questions. The exam results will be reported as pass or fail, and candidates are allowed five attempts to pass the exam.

The following resources may assist you when preparing for the exam:

Read the test day policies and procedures found in the Candidate Application Bulletin to avoid being turned away from the test center. Important highlights can also be found on the Test Day Information page.

Exam Results

You will receive Pass or Fail exam results approximately seven business days after you have taken the exam. Pass or Fail exam results are posted in your NABP e-Profile for majority of states. Candidates who are seeking license in the following states are required to receive their exam results in the mail directly from these jurisdictions:

At this time, NABP will also release exam results to the board of pharmacy designated on your MPJE application.

Yearly passing rates for each of the United States schools and colleges of pharmacy can be found in the Resources section.