21 N.C. Admin. Code 46 .1505 - EXAMINATION

(a) The applicant shall pass the following examinations:
(1) the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination ("NAPLEX"); and
(2) the North Carolina version of the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination ("MPJE").
(b) In order to pass either the NAPLEX or the MPJE, the applicant shall achieve the passing score set by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (or any organization designated by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy to administer the NAPLEX or the MPJE).
(c) An applicant who achieves a passing score on one examination must achieve a passing score on the remaining examination within a two calendar year period starting from the date of the first passing score. Failure to achieve passing scores on both examinations in this two calendar year period shall result in the applicant's application for licensure being denied. The applicant may, subject to the testing attempt limitations of Paragraph (d) of this Rule, reapply for licensure and restart the examination process.
(d) The applicant shall be afforded a total of five attempts to achieve a passing score on each examination. Failure to achieve a passing score on each examination within five attempts shall result in the applicant being ineligible for licensure.


21 N.C. Admin. Code 46 .1505
Authority G.S. 90-85.15; 90-85.16;
Eff. April 1, 1983;
Amended Eff. April 1, 2004; April 1, 2003; July 1, 1996; December 31, 1985.
Amended by North Carolina Register Volume 31, Issue 23, June 1, 2017 effective 5/1/2017.

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