The MPJE, or Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination, combines federal- and state-specific questions to test the pharmacy jurisprudence knowledge of prospective pharmacists. It serves as the pharmacy law examination in participating jurisdictions.
Among other things, the MPJE tests candidates on legal aspects of pharmacy practice, including responsibilities with regard to the distribution and dispensing of pharmaceuticals and for the care of patients, licensure, registration, certification, and operational requirements, and the regulatory structure and terms of the laws and rules that regulate or affect pharmacists, pharmacies, manufacturers, and distributors.
The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy is an impartial professional organization that supports the state boards of pharmacy in protecting public health.
Founded in 1904, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) is the impartial professional organization that supports the state boards of pharmacy in protecting public health. NABP aims to ensure the public’s health and safety through its pharmacist license transfer and pharmacist competence assessment programs, as well as through its VIPPS, Vet-VIPPS, VAWD, and DMEPOS accreditation programs.
Eligibility for the MPJE is based on fulfillment of requirements set by each board of pharmacy. The boards of pharmacy grant eligibility and most boards post their requirements on their Web sites. If you have not met a state’s requirements, you will not receive your authorization to test (ATT) and you will not be able to schedule your exam.
The MPJE is a two-and-a-half-hour, computer-adaptive examination that consists of 120 multiple-choice test questions and tests a candidate's mastery of pharmacy law as outlined in the MPJE competency statements.
Currently, 48 jurisdictions utilize the MPJE as part of their licensure requirements. Arkansas, California, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virginia, and the Virgin Islands do not participate. Contact the board of pharmacy for law examination requirements in those jurisdictions.