NAPLEX Competency Statements

The North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination® (NAPLEX®) 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 as an entry-level pharmacist. A strong understanding of the Competency Statements will aid in your preparation to take the examination.

Area 1 – Ensure Safe and Effective Pharmacotherapy and Health Outcomes (Approximately 67% of Test)

1.1 – Obtain, Interpret, Assess, and/or Evaluate:
1.2 – Develop and Implement Individualized Treatment Plans, Taking Into Consideration:
1.3 – Assess and Modify Individualized Treatment Plans, Considering:
1.4 – Techniques for Effective Communication/Documentation of the Development, Implementation, and Assessment of Individualized Treatment Plans to:
1.5 – Advocate Individual and Population-Based Health and Safety, Considering:

Area 2 – Safe and Accurate Preparation, Compounding, Dispensing, and Administration of Medications and Provision of Health Care Products (Approximately 33% of Test)

2.1 – Employ Various Techniques to Calculate:
2.2 – Compound Sterile and Nonsterile Products, Considering:
2.3 – Review, Dispense, and Administer Drugs and Drug Products, Considering: