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 $250.

MPJE Changes

Open MPJE Registrations From Before April 4  

NABP is working diligently to close all MPJE registrations submitted prior to April 4, 2016, and grant refunds to those candidates in a timely manner. However, due to a high volume of registrations, candidates can expect delays in the closure of their registration and refund of their fees. NABP is hoping to complete the closure of all these registrations by mid-June and is working as quickly as possible to do so. Candidates may check to see if their registration(s) have been closed by logging into their e-Profile and checking for the Registration Withdrawn status; after confirming the Registration Withdrawn  status, candidates may register for the new MPJE.  Refund fees will follow shortly after the record(s) is closed.

In April 2016, the MPJE was updated to ensure the exam is current and that the content represents the application of pharmacy law in practice. Registration for the updated MPJE opened April 12, 2016. Scheduling at Pearson VUE began April 15, 2016. The exam's length, time, and cost has changed:

  • The test increased in length from 2.0 hours to 2.5 hours.
  • The number of test items increased from 90 to 120 items.
  • The test cost increased from $210 to $250.
  • The re-sitting fee increased from $90 to $100.
  • The MPJE Blueprint was revised.

What Does the MPJE Look Like?

The MPJE is a two-and-a-half-hour, computer-adaptive examination that consists of 120 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
    • Colorado and/or Utah Candidates for Licensure: NABP confirms eligibility to test for candidates who select Colorado and/or 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
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