Examination

Individuals interested in becoming a Licensed Pharmacist by Examination must take two examinations:

  • North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (“NAPLEX”)
  • Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (MPJE)

The passing score for each exam is a minimum of 75.

Requirements & Exam Registration

Before registering for the exams an applicant must have

1.      Completed 1,500 hours of practical experience in pharmacy under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist, which shall be approved by the South Carolina Board of Pharmacy.

2.       Received a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy or a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited school, college or department of pharmacy as determined by the Board

The process of applying for examination or score transfer in South Carolina consists of three separate forms:

  • South Carolina Board of Pharmacy Application for Examination (or by Score Transfer)
  • North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (“NAPLEX”)
  • Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (“MPJE”)

To register for the examinations:

1.      Complete the SC Board of Pharmacy Application for Examination (or score transfer)

2.      Download and read the entire NAPLEX/MPJE Registration Bulletin and follow instructions explicitly. The Registration Bulletin is on the web at www.nabp.net.

3.      Once you have passed the NAPLEX and MPJE and completed the required practical experience, you will receive a Pharmacist’s Initial Licensure Application. You must complete the Initial Licensure application form and pay the non-refundable initial licensure fee.

The examinations are administered by Pearson VUE daily Monday through Saturday except holidays.

Pearson VUE will provide the Authorization to Test (ATT) and confirmation letters. The ATT provides all the scheduling information you require and the confirmation letter will include verification of the exam date and time as well as the address of the testing center.

If an applicant is currently licensed in another state and is applying for license by reciprocity, the applicant should:

1.      Complete the online e-LTP application for Licensure Transfer on the NABP website: https://nabp.pharmacy.

NABP will send your application to the board electronically.

2.      After the Board receives your application electronically from NABP, complete the Licensure by License Transfer (Reciprocity) Form and Checklist.

Fee Information

South Carolina Board of Pharmacy Application for Examination Fee

$100

South Carolina Licensure by License Transfer Form

$375

Fees for NAPLEX and MPJE will be paid directly to NABP

NAPLEX   $575

MPJE        $250

Study Materials

Study material recommendations and links can be found online at:

Your best resource for preparing for the MPJE may be found on the SCPhA website (www.scrx.org).  Under the “Resources” tab, choose “MPJE Resources: MPJE Review Material Online.”

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