mpje.jpgThe MPJE, or Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination, combines federal- and state-specific questions to test the pharmacy jurisprudence knowledge of prospective pharmacists. It serves as the pharmacy law examination in participating jurisdictions. Among other things, the MPJE tests candidates on:

  • Legal aspects of pharmacy practice, including responsibilities with regard to the distribution and dispensing of pharmaceuticals and for the care of patients
  • Licensure, registration, certification, and operational requirements
  • Regulatory structure and terms of the laws and rules that regulate or affect pharmacists, pharmacies, manufacturers, and distributors

Anyone taking the exam is advised to read the NAPLEX/MPJE Registration Bulletin, which includes detailed information about the exam itself, the registration process, scheduling an appointment to test, and requirements on test day.

The fee for the MPJE is $210.

NABP is aware of websites that are posting NABP documents, such as examination registration bulletins, without NABP authorization. In some cases, the material that is posted on such sites may be outdated and/or incorrect. Please ensure that you visit to obtain current, official NABP documents and materials or contact NABP customer service if you have any questions.

Upcoming Changes to the MPJE

Starting in April 2016, the MPJE will be updated to ensure the exam is current and that the content represents the application of pharmacy law in practice. To implement the new exam content, NABP will not accept new registrations from April 4-10, 2016, and Pearson VUE will not administer exams from April 11-14, 2016. Registration for the updated MPJE will open April 12, 2016. Scheduling at Pearson VUE for the updated MPJE will begin April 15, 2016. The exam’s length, time, and cost will change:

  • The test will increase in length from 2.0 hours to 2.5 hours.
  • The number of test items will increase from 90 to 120 items.
  • The test cost will increase from $210 to $250.
  • The re-sitting fee will increase from $90 to $100.

If you have already registered for the MPJE, by the April 4 deadline, you must schedule and take the exam at Pearson VUE by April 10, 2016. The following steps must be complete:

  • Complete graduation requirements
  • Be granted eligibility by the board of pharmacy in your primary state or jurisdiction
  • Receive your authorization to test (ATT)
  • Complete any change of jurisdiction (if necessary), and
  • Schedule and take your exam no later than April 10.

Important: If you do not take the MPJE by April 10, NABP will refund you the full registration amount of $210 or the $90 resit fee (as applicable) and close your record. You will then need to repeat the entire registration process at the new examination fee of $250.

  • No refunds will be issued for changes of state.

If you will not graduate and complete these requirements in time to test by April 10, 2016, please wait to register for the MPJE beginning April 12, 2016.

What Does the MPJE Look Like?

The MPJE is a two-hour, computer-adaptive examination that consists of 90 multiple-choice test questions. The examination is administered at Pearson VUE testing centers.

The MPJE tests a candidate’s mastery of pharmacy law as outlined in the MPJE competency statements. Each board of pharmacy approves questions applicable in that state or jurisdiction. A thorough understanding of the competency statements will help you prepare for the test.

Currently, 48 jurisdictions utilize the MPJE as part of their licensure requirements. Arkansas, California, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virginia, and the Virgin Islands do not participate. Contact the board of pharmacy for law examination requirements in those jurisdictions.

Ready to Register for the MPJE?

Reading the NAPLEX/MPJE Registration Bulletin will help you prepare – it covers all you need to know about the MPJE including sections on:

  • Registration procedures and requirements
  • Special testing accommodations
  • Eligibility requirements
    • Utah Candidates for Licensure: Beginning April 1, 2015, NABP confirms eligibility to test for candidates who select Utah as their primary state of eligibility. A NAPLEX/MPJE Eligibility Request form must be completed and returned to NABP. There is a one-time $85 processing fee. This fee covers both the NAPLEX and MPJE.
    • Candidates who need to register to retake the NAPLEX or MPJE, or who need to take the MPJE for multiple jurisdictions, and have previously submitted the Utah Eligibility Request Form do not need to submit another eligibility request form. Instead, after registering for additional examination(s), candidates should email NABP at with the following information:
      • Name and date of birth
      • e-Profile ID number,
      • the examination(s) registered for, and  
      • that eligibility confirmation for the additional examination(s) is needed.  
  • Scheduling your exam
  • Changing your appointment to test
  • Requirements for test day