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1  Student Edition © North Carolina Board of Pharmacy 2011

2 Step by Step  1. Submit the NC exam application at  2. Apply for the NAPLEX & MPJE exams at  3. NAPLEX & MPJE scores posted on NABP’s website  4. Licensure Timeline  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

3  Registering with the NC Board of Pharmacy

4  Submit the Application for Examination and the $100 non- refundable application processing fee.  Your pharmacy school will submit your Certificate of Graduation directly to us, at 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.

5  Once Debbie has reviewed and processed your application she will you your “Exam Candidate Number”.  On that , instructions will be attached with exam information.  You will use your Exam Candidate Number to Log In to your profile and view your scores.

6  Registering for the NAPLEX & MPJE exams

7  Apply for the NAPLEX and MPJE exams through NABP’s website. o  Once we have everything from you, Debbie will make you eligible to take the tests via NABP’s list.  After we make you eligible to take the test, you will receive your Authorization To Test (ATT) from NABP via within 3 days.  Your ATT will have your exam scheduling information.

8  NAPLEX & MPJE Exam Information

9  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. o You may score transfer your NAPLEX score  To study for the NAPLEX, please visit NABP’s website.

10  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. o 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. o

11  For addition information about the exams, please visit NABP’s website and download the: NAPLEX/MPJE REGISTRATION BULLETIN

12  What you need to know

13  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 Pharmacy. o The affidavit must be filed within 30 days of your graduation date from pharmacy school.

14  If you are planning to be licensed outside of NC, internship hour requirements may vary.  You should contact that state for specifics.

15  After the exam

16  NABP will provide your scores electronically to the North Carolina Board within 3-5 days after your test date.  Debbie 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.

17  A passing grade of at least 75 is required for both the NAPLEX and MPJE.  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.

18  You may have your NAPLEX score transmitted 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.

19  Getting Licensed

20  After you have passed both the NAPLEX and the MPJE you will be eligible to be licensed as a pharmacist in North Carolina.  Each Thursday, Debbie reviews the list of candidates who have passed both exams and are ready to be licensed. She then licenses the candidates that morning.  She only licenses candidates once a week, on Thursday.

21  Once you have been licensed, you will receive your Wall Certificate, annual 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, just Log In under PHARMACISTS/PHARMACIST LOG IN to print your certificate.

22  You are now a licensed Pharmacist!!

23  Reminders

24  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.

25  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)

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

27  Debbie Stump-Director of Licensing o  Missy Betz-Licensing Specialist o  NCBOP:  NABP: 3/1/2012


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