Individuals must earn a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree from a pharmacy college or school accredited by the Accreditation Council of Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and pass the NAPLEX, or North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination, in addition to other state-specific licensure requirements, to practice as a pharmacist in the United States.
The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) created the NAPLEX for use by state boards of pharmacy in assessing competency to practice pharmacy. It is a computer-adaptive test that delivers the most accurate assessment of your pharmacy knowledge and ability.
The state boards use the NAPLEX to provide a valid and objective examination that measures competency in major domains of pharmacy practice. The NAPLEX also aids state boards of pharmacy in carrying out one of their responsibilities to protect public health and welfare.
The NAPLEX is a multiple-choice exam with 250 questions in a linear format. Your test score will be determined by 200 of these questions. The following 50 items are experimental questions that have no bearing on your score.
The NAPLEX is not a test of achievement or intelligence, nor is it intended for experienced pharmacists. There is no high-tech clinical pharmacy or technology involved in the inquiries. It's also worth noting that you won't be tested on everything you learned in pharmacy school.
Many of the NAPLEX questions are scenario-based in nature (i.e., patient profiles with accompanying test questions). You must refer to the information provided in the patient profile to fully assess and answer the questions.Other questions are answered purely based on the information provided.
To pass the NAPLEX, candidates must demonstrate their ability to perform the following services competently:
Maximize therapeutic outcomes by ensuring safe and effective pharmacotherapy (54%)
Ensure drug preparation and delivery is safe and precise (35%)
Provide health care information and public health promotion (11%)
NAPLEX Application features
Free Practice Questions: 450+ free NAPLEX practice questions with detailed explanations are available for all of the required skills. All you need to pass your recruitment test is available here.
NAPLEX Practice Tests Based On Real Tests: Same number of questions, same time limits, same structure. The exam simulators let you familiarize with the test format and get totally ready for the real one.
No Sign Up Or Login Required: All of your progress is saved without an account, even if you close your browser. But login can sync your date between web and mobile applications.
Gamification: The learning process will be divided into small milestones. Let’s make your studying exciting as if you were in some interesting games.
Personal Study Plan: Just enter your NAPLEX test date, a study plan will be set up for you. A clear schedule will surely exceed your expectation and get you best preparation for the read shot.
3 Interesting Test Modes: 3 different test modes with increased difficult level let you experience the test in various ways.
Dark Mode: Experience dark theme which is more friendly to your eyes, and get a whole new and marvelous experience.
No Internet Required: Study on the go conveniently without any Internet connection.
NAPLEX Test Bank: 3 features: Weak/ Medium/ Strong questions help you clearly determine which area you should pay more attention.