Arrive at least 30 minutes before your scheduled appointment time to allow for check-in procedures. Most candidates will begin their testing session within 30 minutes of their scheduled appointment time.
If you must wait more than 30 minutes after your scheduled appointment time, you will have the option to continue waiting or to reschedule your appointment at no additional charge.
If you chose to continue waiting and proceed to take your exam, you will have no further option to reschedule. Your test results will be processed in accordance with standard procedures, and that session will be counted as an examination attempt. You will be required to reapply for any future attempts, starting the process from the beginning and paying all applicable fees.
If you arrive at the test center more than 30 minutes after your scheduled appointment time, you may be denied admission and will be required to forfeit your appointment and all fees with no refund.
You will be required to present a photo ID that includes your signature.
You will not be admitted to the testing center without acceptable ID. See the list of Acceptable Forms of ID below and review the Name Matching Requirements section for your IDs and ATT carefully.
To be admitted to the testing center, you must present a form of ID as listed below. IDs must be actual US or Canadian government-issued IDs (not a copy), current (not expired), valid, and contain a recent, recognizable photograph and your signature. The only exceptions are US and Canadian government-issued military IDs, which may contain a signature or thumbprint.
All temporary forms of ID must meet the requirements listed above and must be the actual government-issued temporary ID. It may be paper or another form, but it may not be a copy. It must be current, valid, and contain a recognizable photograph with your signature.
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You will be required to provide your digital signature and have digital photographs taken of your entire face prior to being admitted to the testing room.
Failure to follow any of these policies during the examination appointment and breaks may cause you to be suspended from the exam and/or your exam result may be invalidated.
Once you are admitted, the test center administrator will escort you to a workstation. From this point on, you must remain in your seat except when authorized to leave by a test center administrator. After being admitted, you may not leave the testing room without permission, and you may not leave the test center building for any reason until the exam is completed.
Before you begin the NAPLEX or MPJE, you will have 5 minutes to read and agree to the terms and conditions of the NDA for NABP examinations. You must select the “agree” box when the NDA is presented to be able to proceed to the optional online tutorial. You will have 10 minutes to complete the tutorial. Upon completion of your exam, you will have an additional 5 minutes to take an optional survey.
If, after being presented with the NDA, you select the “disagree” box or fail to select either box within the allotted 5 minutes, you will not be able to proceed and your exam session will be terminated. All testing fees will be forfeited. If you would like to take the exam after your exam session has been terminated, you will be required to obtain a new ATT by purchasing a resit application ($475 for the NAPLEX or $150 for the MPJE). If your exam eligibility expires in fewer than 10 business days, you will also be unable to obtain a new ATT through the purchase of a resit application. Rather, you must apply again for eligibility and pay all associated fees.
The administrator will provide you with an erasable note board and pen, or scratch paper and pen, that can be used during your exam. You may not remove these materials from the testing room at any time or for any reason. Using your own scratch paper and/or pen is prohibited, and you will not be allowed to take these items into the testing room.
For the NAPLEX, an on-screen calculator can be activated during the exam for your use. The on-screen calculator can be used in a scientific or 5-function mode. Please note that many of the calculations on the NAPLEX will require the on-screen scientific calculator. A candidate requesting a handheld calculator for any reason will only be supplied with a 5-function calculator. A calculator is not required for the MPJE, and Pearson VUE staff will not provide a scientific calculator at the testing center if requested.
You may not bring a personal calculator of any kind into the testing room.
If you need help for any reason during your appointment, raise your hand to notify a testing administrator. Examples include:
When you have completed your exam and/or the end-of-exam survey, the test administrator will collect your note board and pen and assist you with the checkout process.
NABP recommends that you leave all unneeded personal items at home. Secure storage for personal items is not guaranteed and may be limited. You will be required to leave all personal belongings, including prohibited items, outside the testing room (see below).
In addition, all candidates are required to adhere to the following policies:
During breaks, you may access food, beverages, handbags, purses, wallets, money, medication, or specific items from the Pearson VUE Comfort Aid List outside the testing room.
Once you are checked in, do not leave the test center building during the examination appointment or scheduled/unscheduled breaks, regardless of reason.
Once you are checked in, do not access your cell phone or any other prohibited items until you complete the exam and leave the test center.
You may not smoke or vape anywhere in the testing center.
Friends or relatives will not be permitted to wait in the test center or test room during your admission process or during your examination.
Individuals are expressly prohibited from engaging in misconduct at all times in connection with any NABP exam or pre-exam, the NAPLEX, MPJE, or Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Examination® (FPGEE®), including exam questions, answers, question format, profiles, or scenarios (individually or collectively “Exam Content”). Misconduct in connection with Exam Content or the NAPLEX, MPJE, or FPGEE includes, without limitation, the following:
Misconduct in connection with any NABP examination or Exam Content is prohibited at all times, including prior to applying, scheduling, taking the examination, during an examination, or after an examination appointment, as described in this Bulletin.
Misconduct can involve individuals, candidates, or groups of individuals or candidates, such as classmates, coworkers, friends, family, study groups, organizations, or entities. Individuals, candidates, or groups of individuals who engage in any of the misconduct described in this or any other exam bulletin may be subject to one or more of the actions listed in the Actions subsection of this Bulletin.
Examples of misconduct during the examination appointment include, but are not limited to:
Individuals who engage in any misconduct as described in this section or who exhibit any of the behaviors described in this section may be subject to one or more of the actions listed below.
If NABP obtains information that an individual has engaged in any misconduct as defined in this Bulletin, NABP, in its sole discretion, may take one or more actions, including but not limited to:
NABP reserves the right to share with one or more boards of pharmacy or law enforcement authorities information concerning an individual’s misconduct or the withholding or invalidation of a candidate’s NAPLEX, MPJE, and/or FPGEE results, or FPGEC certification.
In the rare event that a problem arises in the administration of an exam, it may affect an individual or group of test takers. These problems include, without limitation: power failures, defective equipment, or other disruptions of the exam administration, such as natural disasters and other emergencies.
If circumstances require you to wait more than 30 minutes and you have already started the testing session, you will be given the option to either reschedule an appointment with Pearson VUE or continue testing after the problem is resolved. If you choose to reschedule an appointment, the exam-specific required waiting period applies, but that session will not be counted as an examination attempt. If you choose to continue testing after the problem is resolved, you will have no further option to reschedule. Your test results will be processed in accordance with standard procedures, and that session will be counted as an examination attempt.
When these unusual circumstances occur, Pearson VUE will investigate to provide information about the matter to NABP. Based on this information, NABP (at its sole discretion) may decide not to evaluate the test, may withhold the reporting of the exam results while NABP reviews the matter, or invalidate the exam results. Affected test takers will be notified of the reason for the invalidation and their options for retaking the test.
If a testing center closes because of inclement weather, Pearson VUE will attempt to contact you to reschedule the appointment; however, it is your responsibility to contact Pearson VUE to determine if the test center is open and/or to reschedule your appointment.
If the Pearson Professional Center where you are scheduled to test is open and you do not keep your scheduled appointment, you forfeit all fees, and no portion of the examination fee will be refunded. Resitting fees may apply.