Licensure By Exam

Report
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Student Edition
© North Carolina Board of Pharmacy 2011
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Step by Step
1. Submit the NC exam
application at
www.ncbop.org
2. Apply for the NAPLEX &
MPJE exams at
www.nabp.net
3. NAPLEX & MPJE scores
posted on NABP’s website
4. Licensure
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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
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Registering with the NC Board of Pharmacy
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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 us, at the Board, upon graduation.
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Please allow 7 days for us to process your application.
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The application and all related forms are found on our
website.
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Once Debbie has reviewed and processed your application
she will email you your “Exam Candidate Number”.
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On that email, instructions will be attached with exam
information.
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You will use your Exam Candidate Number to Log In to your
profile and view your scores.
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Registering for the NAPLEX & MPJE exams
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Apply for the NAPLEX and MPJE exams through NABP’s
website.
o www.nabp.net
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Once we have everything from you, Debbie will make you
eligible to take the tests via NABP’s list.
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After we make you eligible to take the test, you will receive
your Authorization To Test (ATT) from NABP via email within
3 days.
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Your ATT will have your exam scheduling information.
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NAPLEX & MPJE Exam Information
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The North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination
(NAPLEX) measures a candidate’s knowledge of the
practice of pharmacy.
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The fee for the NAPLEX $505.
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This is a nationwide exam.
o You may score transfer your NAPLEX score
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To study for the NAPLEX, please visit NABP’s website.
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The Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination serves
as the pharmacy law exam.
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The fee for the MPJE is $210.
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Each state has their own version of the MPJE.
o You cannot score transfer your MPJE score
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To study for the MPJE, please visit our website to download
the North Carolina Pharmacy Laws and Rules.
o www.ncbop.org
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For addition information about the exams, please visit
NABP’s website and download the:
NAPLEX/MPJE REGISTRATION BULLETIN
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What you need to know
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All students are required to have 1500 hours to be licensed
in North Carolina.
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All hours may be obtained through pharmacy school.
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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.
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If you are planning to be licensed outside of NC, internship
hour requirements may vary.
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You should contact that state for specifics.
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After the exam
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NABP will provide your scores electronically to the North
Carolina Board within 3-5 days after your test date.
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Debbie will then enter them into the database which you
will be able to access using your Exam Candidate number.
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Your score will also be viewable on NABP’s website.
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Please do not call the board to see if your scores have been
received. When we have it, you’ll have it.
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A passing grade of at least 75 is required for both the
NAPLEX and MPJE.
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If you fail the NAPLEX, you will have an opportunity to retake
the exam after 91 days.
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If you fail the MPJE, you will have an opportunity to retake
the exam after 30 days.
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Please visit NABP’s website to re-register for the exams.
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You may have your NAPLEX score transmitted to an
additional state(s) through NABP.
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Score Transfer requests may be submitted up to 90 days
after sitting for the NAPLEX.
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You can select additional jurisdictions during the exam
registration process or submit score transfer requests
separately after you sit for the scheduled exam.
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The fee for each score transfer is $75.
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Getting Licensed
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After you have passed both the NAPLEX and the MPJE you
will be eligible to be licensed as a pharmacist in North
Carolina.
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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.
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She only licenses candidates once a week, on Thursday.
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Once you have been licensed, you will receive your Wall
Certificate, annual certificate, and additional licensure
information by mail within 10 days.
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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.
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After you receive your license number, just 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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Reminders
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All renewals are annual.
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To renew your license, you must Log In through our
homepage. All renewals are done online via the Board’s
website.
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The renewal period begins November 1 of every year and
ends December 31 of every year.
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The renewal fee is $135.
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For your FIRST renewal, you are not required to obtain any CE.
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For all future renewals, you will have to obtain 15 total hours, with
8 required live hours.
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Up to 5 surplus CE hours may be carried over to the next year.
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The annual CE Audit is conducted in September of each year.
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Live vs Correspondence Hours (ACPE courses)
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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.
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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.
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You will be required to set up an e-Profile through NABP’s
website.
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Debbie Stump-Director of Licensing
o [email protected]
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Missy Betz-Licensing Specialist
o [email protected]
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NCBOP: www.ncbop.org
919-246-1050
NABP: www.nabp.net
3/1/2012

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