Many years of study and hundreds of hours as an intern have prepared you for the NAPLEX, but a trial run can help you stay on track. The Pre-NAPLEX® prepares you for the NAPLEX testing experience as you field questions similar to those you will face on the day of the test. Available online, you may take the Pre-NAPLEX anywhere you have an internet connection.
New System Launching April 2
Beginning April 2, 2018, NABP is launching an upgraded e-Profile system and the Pre-NAPLEX will be unavailable March 20, 2018, at 5 PM Central Time, to April 2, 2018, at 12 PM Central Time. Schools and Colleges of Pharmacy will be unable to offer proctored exams and students will not be able to register for pre-exams during this time.
Effective immediately, Pre-NAPLEX voucher orders will not be accepted until April 2, 2018. As part of the new system, college staff will be provided the ability to order Pre-NAPLEX vouchers online beginning April 2, 2018.
Taking the Pre-NAPLEX
The Pre-NAPLEX consists of 100 questions and takes 140 minutes to complete. You must complete the test in its entirety once you begin, and you will not be able to review questions or change an answer once you confirm an answer choice. You may take the Pre-NAPLEX up to two times. The Pre-NAPLEX content corresponds to the NAPLEX Competency Statements, which can be found in the NAPLEX/MPJE Registration Bulletin.
Please note that some users may experience technology-related interruptions while taking the Pre-NAPLEX. If you experience interruptions or technical difficulties, please follow the directions outlined in the Technical Support section of the FAQ Page.
Registering for the Pre-NAPLEX
You may register online by logging into your e-Profile. If you have not yet created an e-Profile, click on the link below to do so; your e-Profile is a separate account from the FPGEE registration. Once you register and pay for the Pre-NAPLEX, you will have seven (7) days to take the test.
The Pre-NAPLEX costs $65 per testing session. It can be taken up to two times, and the $65 fee is applied to each attempt. Fees are non-refundable.
For the best testing experience, please ensure that your computer and web browser meet the Pre-NAPLEX technical specifications.
After you take the practice test, you will be provided your score report. You can also access your score report immediately after completing the Pre-NAPLEX through your examination history within your NABP e-Profile. The Pre-NAPLEX score is intended to provide you with information on your performance in answering a subset of test questions similar to those you will encounter on the NAPLEX under pre-testing conditions. NABP does not claim that a strong performance on the Pre-NAPLEX predicts passing the NAPLEX. A thorough understanding of the NAPLEX Competency Statements will help you prepare for the exam.
Schools and Colleges of Pharmacy: Help Your Students Succeed
If your school or college of pharmacy would like to assist students in preparing for the NAPLEX, the Pre-NAPLEX offers the most comprehensive preparation because it features actual questions from previous examinations. To give students the most realistic testing experience, some institutions arrange the Pre-NAPLEX to be administered in a group setting, in a controlled and proctored environment.
Schools and colleges of pharmacy may purchase vouchers to cover the cost of the Pre-NAPLEX for their students. Each voucher costs $55 and is good for one examination. Schools that order more than 100 vouchers earn a 10% discount. To order vouchers, please fill out the Pre-NAPLEX Voucher Order Form along with a purchase order (if desired). Schools will be invoiced for the purchase and the contact person indicated on the order form will be emailed a spreadsheet that contains the voucher codes, along with additional usage instructions. Voucher codes can be used for two years from the date of purchase.
Pre-NAPLEX Content Protected Under Law
The Pre-NAPLEX and its contents are the exclusive property of NABP. The Pre-NAPLEX is a confidential examination that is protected by law, including trade secret, copyright, and other applicable laws and regulations.
Individuals are expressly prohibited, at all times, from selling, offering, disclosing, making available, transmitting, copying, reproducing, purchasing, receiving, or acquiring without prior written NABP authorization, the Pre-NAPLEX including, without limitation, examination questions, answers, question format, profiles, and scenarios.
If NABP obtains information indicating that an individual is engaged in the prohibited conduct described in this section, NABP, at its sole discretion, may take one or more actions against the individual including, without limitation, placement of a hold on scheduling or sitting for the NAPLEX, provision of information about the individual’s alleged misconduct to one or more boards of pharmacy or regulatory or law enforcement authorities, or pursuit of administrative, civil, or criminal proceedings or penalties.