Licensure and Board Prep
To practice pharmacy, one must become licensed as a pharmacist in the state they wish to practice. Licensure means that the candidate has met the eligibility requirements for licensure and successfully passed an examination.
The pharmacist licensure exam consists of two parts. Part one is a standardized, computer-based exam known as North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX). NAPLEX is administered through the state board of pharmacy and consists of questions drawn from all aspects of pharmacy. Part two is the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (MPJE), a test on the federal and state laws that affect pharmacy.
Studying for the NAPLEX and MPJE can be overwhelming, but we are here to support you with resources and guidance. For students in their fourth professional year, we provide intensive study days, led by St. Louis College of Pharmacy at University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis faculty, to better prepare students to perform at the top of their abilities.