Transferring Your NAPLEX Score
Life can take you anywhere, and the NAPLEX Score Transfer program can help you stay prepared for the changes that come your way. It allows you to pursue a license in another state, which means you can practice where you need to, when you need to.
When you register for the NAPLEX you select the primary state or jurisdiction where you are seeking licensure – if you achieve a passing score on the NAPLEX and meet all state licensure requirements, you will be licensed in that state.
If you take advantage of the NAPLEX Score Transfer program, you may have your NAPLEX score transmitted to an additional state(s). Score transfer requests may be submitted up to 90 days after sitting for the NAPLEX. You can select additional jurisdictions during the exam registration process or submit score transfer requests separately after you sit for the scheduled exam.
Meeting licensure requirements in the additional states for which you requested a score transfer is up to you – if you then decide to pursue licensure, the board of pharmacy will have your score on record. (Time restrictions may apply so check with the board. Many states require you to apply for licensure within one to two years of receiving your score. If you have missed the deadline, you may be required to pursue licensure through NABP’s licensure transfer process.)
There is a $75 charge for each score transfer request.
Score Transfer to Colorado and/or Utah: If you are score transferring to Colorado and/or Utah, note that to become eligible to sit for the MPJE, candidates must complete and submit a NAPLEX/MPJE Eligibility Request form to NABP. There is an $85 processing fee.
Benefits of Score Transfer
NABP’s NAPLEX Score Transfer program offers several benefits:
- Unlike the licensure transfer process, for which many states require at least one year of practice as a licensed pharmacist, score transfer allows you to move ahead with licensure in more than one state as soon as you pass the NAPLEX.
- Each score transfer costs only $75.
- Score transfer saves time and paperwork when compared to the licensure transfer process.
See the Score Transfer section of the NAPLEX/MPJE Registration Bulletin for detailed information.