MPJE Competency Statements

The Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination® (MPJE®) Competency Statements provide a blueprint of the topics covered on the examination. They offer important information about the knowledge, judgment, and skills you are expected to demonstrate while taking the MPJE. A strong understanding of the Competency Statements will aid you in your preparation to take the examination.

Your formal education, training, practical experience, and self-study prepare you for the MPJE. The MPJE has been designed to assess how well you apply your knowledge, skills, and abilities to evaluate situations involving the applicable federal and state laws and regulations that govern the practice of pharmacy in the state in which you are seeking licensure. Additional information may also be obtained from the state board of pharmacy where you are seeking licensure.

Note: No distinction is made in the examination between federal and state jurisprudence questions. You are required to answer each question in terms of the prevailing laws of the state in which you are seeking licensure.

Area 1 – Pharmacy Practice (Approximately 83% of Test)

1.1 – Legal responsibilities of the pharmacist and other pharmacy personnel:
1.2 – Requirements for the acquisition and distribution of pharmaceutical products, including samples:
1.3 – Legal requirements that must be observed in the issuance of a prescription/drug order:
1.4 – Procedures necessary to properly dispense a pharmaceutical product, including controlled substances, pursuant to a prescription/drug order:
1.5 – Conditions for making an offer to counsel or counseling appropriate patients, including the requirements for documentation:
1.6 – Requirements for the distribution and/or dispensing of non-prescription pharmaceutical products, including controlled substances:
1.7 – Procedures for keeping records of information related to pharmacy practice, pharmaceutical products and patients, including requirements for protecting patient confidentiality:
1.8 – Requirements for handling hazardous materials such as described in USP:

Area 2 – Licensure, Registration, Certification, and Operational Requirements (Approximately 15% of Test)

2.1 – Qualifications, application procedure, necessary examinations, and internship for licensure, registration, or certification of individuals engaged in the storage, distribution, and/or dispensing of pharmaceutical products (prescription and non-prescription):
2.2 – Requirements and application procedure for the registration, licensure, certification, or permitting of a practice setting or business entity:
2.3 – Operational requirements for a registered, licensed, certified, or permitted practice setting:

Area 3 – General Regulatory Processes (Approximately 2% of Test)

3.1 – Application of regulations: