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.
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.
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 cost of the Pre-NAPLEX is $65. You may use any major credit card.
Browser and Operating System Requirements
To take the Pre-NAPLEX, a computer running either Microsoft Windows 7 or 8/8.1 or Mac OS 10.7 (Snow Leopard) through 10.10 (Yosemite) operating system software is required and must meet the following system requirements:
- Mozilla Firefox 38.0 and higher
- Google Chrome 43.0 and higher
- Internet Explorer 11 and higher, with text size set to medium or smaller
- Reliable internet access (high-speed connection preferred for optimal performance)
- Note: Because wireless internet routers may fail, NABP recommends using a direct internet connection while taking the Pre-NAPLEX.
- Access to a printer for score reports
The Safari browser on the Mac platform is NOT supported, and you may encounter difficulties in completing the exam if you utilize Safari as your browser. Please utilize Chrome or Firefox if you plan to take your Pre-NAPLEX using an Apple computer.
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.