Individuals who graduated in 2020 or later must have an official transcript that includes the degree conferral date sent to NABP in order to purchase the NAPLEX or MPJE. Learn more in the Steps to Apply section.
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.
Steps to Apply for the MPJE
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Submit transcript upon degree conferral date
- Purchase your exam
- Once eligibility is granted, the purchase exam link will appear in your e-Profile.
- 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 MPJE
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 MPJE:
- Review the MPJE Competency Statements to gain an understanding of the topic areas covered in the exam.
- Download the sample items to understand the formatting of exam questions.
- Take the Pre-MPJE®, the official practice exam.
- Read the test day policies and procedures found in the Candidate Application Bulletin to avoid being turned away from the test center.
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.
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. You will not receive a separate performance report with additional information about your exam result for Pass or Fail results. 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.