National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP)

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) is the independent, international, and impartial association that assists its member boards and jurisdictions in developing, implementing, and enforcing uniform standards for the purpose of protecting the public health.

Examination Programs




The North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination™ (NAPLEX®) and the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination® (MPJE®) were developed by NABP for use by the boards of pharmacy as part of their assessment of candidates’ competence to practice pharmacy.

To sit for the NAPLEX and/or MPJE, candidates must first register with NABP and meet the eligibility requirements of the board of pharmacy from which they are seeking licensure. Once the board of pharmacy determines the candidate’s eligibility to take the examination and NABP is notified, an Authorization to Test (ATT) will be issued to the candidate by Pearson VUE. The ATT includes the dates during which candidates are eligible to take the examination as well as an authorization number. Candidates with questions concerning eligibility requirements should contact the board of pharmacy in the jurisdiction from which they are seeking licensure.

For more information on the NAPLEX and MPJE, visit the Examination Programs section of the NABP website at


Applicants are required to pass the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Examination® (FPGEE®) as part of the FPGEC Certification process. The FPGEE is based on a nationally uniform content blueprint and is developed, administered, and scored under policies and procedures developed by the NABP Advisory Committee on Examinations and approved by the NABP Executive Committee.

Exam Preparation


Preparing for the NAPLEX is much easier when you use the Pre-NAPLEX. The Pre-NAPLEX is the only NAPLEX practice examination written and developed by the NABP and it will familiarize you with the NAPLEX testing experience. Register today by selecting the following hyperlink: Pre-NAPLEX Registration.


The Pre-MPJE is the official practice exam for the MPJE. It is the only practice exam that features valid questions from previous versions of the MPJE to give students a realistic testing experience. Register today: Pre-MPJE Registration.


The Pre-FPGEE is a practice examination designed to help familiarize you with the FPGEE. The Pre-FPGEE is not intended for use as a study guide. This practice examination will benefit those who are preparing for the FPGEE by exhibiting the types of questions provided on the actual examination as well as providing a score estimate. Register today: Pre-FPGEE Registration.

Examination Registration

Before scheduling an NAPLEX or MPJE examination appointment, you must have already:

  1. Registered with NABP;
  2. Met the eligibility requirements of the board of pharmacy from which you are seeking licensure;
  3. Received an Authorization to Test (ATT) letter.

If you have questions concerning eligibility requirements, please contact the board of pharmacy in the jurisdiction from which you are seeking licensure. For additional information on NABP examinations call NABP Customer Service at 847-391-4406.


First-time test takers must create a Pearson VUE web account. Please note that account creation may require up to 24 hours. You will be notified by email when your account is activated. When creating your account and scheduling your test, you will need your NABP ID number from the ATT letter. The ATT includes the dates during which you are eligible to take the examination as well as the test authorization number and an expiration date.

After you schedule your test, Pearson VUE will send a confirmation letter listing your test date, your testing time, the address and phone number of the test center, and directions to the test center.

Rescheduling Your NAPLEX or MPJE Exam

NAPLEX or MPJE candidates may reschedule appointments up to 2 business days in advance of their appointment. However, candidates will incur a $50 reschedule fee for each appointment rescheduled. To avoid rescheduling fees, carefully choose the location, date and time of your appointment when scheduling your NAPLEX or MPJE.

Last updated 2020-04-23