Licensure By Exam - North Carolina Board of Pharmacy


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Student Edition

© North Carolina Board of Pharmacy 2011

Step by Step

1. Submit the NC exam application at

(under the

“Students” tab)

2. Apply for the NAPLEX &

MPJE exams at

3. NAPLEX & MPJE scores posted on NABP’s website

4. Licensure


Allow 7 business days to process NC exam application

Apply with NABP after NC exam application accepted by NC Board

Scores posted 3-5 days business days after

NAPLEX and MPJE exams

Licenses issued Thursday of each week

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Registering with the NC Board of Pharmacy

Submit the Application for Examination and the $100 nonrefundable application processing fee

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Your pharmacy school will submit your Certificate of Graduation directly to the Board, upon graduation.

Please allow 7 days for us to process your application.

The application and all related forms are found on our website


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Once Stacie has reviewed and processed your application she will email you your “Exam Candidate Number”.

On that email, instructions will be attached with exam information.

You will use your Exam Candidate Number to Log In to your profile and view your scores and update your address.

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Registering for the NAPLEX & MPJE exams

Apply for the NAPLEX and MPJE exams through NABP’s website.


Once we have everything from you, Stacie will make you eligible to take the tests via NABP’s list.

After you are made eligible to take the test, you will receive your Authorization To Test (ATT) from NABP via email within

3 business days.

Your ATT will have your exam scheduling information.

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NAPLEX & MPJE Exam Information

The North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination

(NAPLEX) measures a candidate’s knowledge of the practice of pharmacy.

The fee for the NAPLEX $505.

This is a nationwide exam.


You may score transfer your NAPLEX score (additional $75 fee is charged by NABP)

To study for the NAPLEX, please visit NABP’s website.

The Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination serves as the pharmacy law exam.

The fee for the MPJE is $210.

Each state has their own version of the MPJE.


You cannot score transfer your MPJE score

To study for the MPJE, please visit our website to download the North Carolina Pharmacy Laws and Rules.


click on “Pharmacy Law/Rules”

For additional information about the exams, please visit

NABP’s website and download the:


 Be certain that the name you use to register for the exams matches the name on your Photo ID. Otherwise, you will be turned away at the test site (see Name Matching Guidelines on pages 13-14 of the Registration Bulletin )

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What you need to know

All students are required to have 1500 hours to be licensed in

North Carolina.

All hours may be obtained through pharmacy school.

To register any additional hours completed outside of the school program, please fill out the North Carolina Practical Pharmacy

Experience Affidavit and submit to the North Carolina Board of


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The affidavit can be found at:


The affidavit must be filed within 30 days of your graduation date from pharmacy school. You are encouraged to turn it in as soon as you complete the hours.

If you are planning to be licensed outside of NC, internship hour requirements may vary.

You should contact that state for specifics.

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After the exam

NABP will provide your scores electronically to the North

Carolina Board within 3-5 business days after your test date.

Stacie will then enter them into the database which you will be able to access using your Exam Candidate number.

Your score will also be viewable on NABP’s website.

Please do not call the board to see if your scores have been received. When we have it, you’ll have it.

A passing grade of at least 75 is required for both the


If you fail the NAPLEX, you will have an opportunity to retake the exam after 91 days.

If you fail the MPJE, you will have an opportunity to retake the exam after 30 days.

Please visit NABP’s website to re-register for the exams.

You may have your NAPLEX score transferred to an additional state(s) through NABP.

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.

The fee for each score transfer is $75.

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Getting Licensed

After you have passed both the NAPLEX and the MPJE you will be eligible to be licensed as a pharmacist in North


Each Thursday, Stacie reviews the list of candidates who have passed both exams and are ready to be licensed. She will license qualified candidates by noon.

Candidates are licensed ONLY once per week, on Thursday.

Once you have been licensed, you will receive your Wall

Certificate and additional licensure information by mail within 10 days.

Remember, you can also print your certificate the same day your are licensed-just visit our website under VERIFY A

LICENSE/PERMIT and enter in your first and last name.

After you receive your license number, you are required to

Log In under PHARMACISTS/PHARMACIST LOG IN to print your certificate.

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You are now a licensed Pharmacist!!

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All renewals are annual.

To renew your license, you must Log In through our homepage. All renewals are done online via the Board’s website.

The renewal period begins November 1 of every year and ends December 31 of every year.

The renewal fee is $135.

For your FIRST renewal, you are not required to obtain any CE.

For all future renewals, you will have to obtain 15 total hours, with

8 required live hours.

Up to 5 surplus CE hours may be carried over to the next year.

The annual CE Audit is conducted in September of each year.

Live vs Correspondence Hours (ACPE courses)

CPE Monitor is a national, collaborative effort by NABP and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) to provide an electronic system for pharmacists to track their completed continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credits.

Now, state boards will be able to electronically authenticate the CPE units completed by their licensees rather then requiring them to submit the actual certificate during a CE


You will be required to set up an e-Profile through NABP’s website.

Debbie Stump-Director of Licensing o

Stacie Mason-Licensing Specialist o