The North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination, or NAPLEX, is a standardized test that measures your knowledge of the practice of pharmacy. Successful completion of the NAPLEX exam does not guarantee you will become a licensed pharmacist, but it is required as one of the steps to obtaining licensure. Test scores are scaled based on the number of questions answered correctly and each question's difficulty.
Visit the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy website and click "Programs", "NAPLEX", "NAPLEX and MPJE Score Results" and "Log In to Access Your Score Results." The score results log-in page will appear in a new web window. Enter your name, birth date, the last four digits of your social security number, select your state from the drop-down list and click "Login." Your score will appear on the next page. As of March 2011, residents of Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Montana, Utah, New Mexico, Colorado, Montana, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Iowa, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Florida, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Maine do not have access to this service. Your test results will be available approximately 7 business days after you have taken the exam. The results you receive are not considered official test results.
Contact the board of pharmacy from whom you are seeking to obtain licensing to request a copy of your official scores. The length of time it takes for your scores to become available will vary depending on where you apply for your license.
Wait for your scores to be mailed by the board of pharmacy from whom you are seeking to obtain licensure. NAPLEX scores are sent directly to the board of pharmacy you list on your testing application. Your scores' availability will vary from state to state.
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