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UCSF School of Pharmacy


About the NAPLEX

The NAPLEX is administered by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP).

Below is an overview of the NAPLEX exam process described in NAPLEX & California Specific Examination. See the NAPLEX/MJPE Registration Bulletin below for complete details. The Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (MPJE) is not required for pharmacist licensure in California.

Step 1: Register to take the exam

You can register to take the NAPLEX online via

The fee for the NAPLEX is $505.00. Be sure to carefully select your state of eligibility.

NAPLEX/MJPE Registration Bulletin

NAPLEX/MJPE Registration Bulletin
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Step 2: Await Authorization to Test

The NABP will confirm your eligibility with the California Board, then mail you an authorization to test. You may not schedule your appointment to take the NAPLEX without this authorization.

Step 3: Schedule an Appointment

The exam is given through Pearson VUE. For details, visit NABP Testing with Pearson VUE.

Step 4: Take the Exam

The exam is given on a computer as described in the bulletin. You will not receive your score at the testing center.

After the Exam

Your NAPLEX score is reported to the board of the state you select as your primary state of jurisdiction. In general, score results are available seven days after the exam.

California does not participate in the online score interface; if California is your primary state of jurisdiction, you will receive the results through the California Board. If California is not your primary state of jurisdiction, visit NAPLEX and MPJE Score Results to see if your score report will be available online.

Go to: California Practice Standards and Jurisprudence Examination for Pharmacists (CPJE) or Licensure in California

National Association of Boards of Pharmacy







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