The 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.
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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 ExamEligibility@nabp.net 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