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Board of Pharmacy
(Amended at ARRS Committee)

201 KAR 2:020.Examination.

Section 1.

The examination for licensure shall include:


The North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX); and


The Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (MPJE).

Section 2.

Both the NAPLEX and the MPJE examinations are graded as pass or fail.The passing score on the required examinations shall be:


At least seventy-five (75) on the basis of the NAPLEX and the MPJE grades shall not be used in computing the NAPLEX; and


At least seventy-five (75) on the basis of the MPJE.

Section 3.

If an applicant fails an examinationto obtain the necessary scores in any of the tests described in Section 2 of this administrative regulation, the applicant may upon proper application retake the examinationtests upon the payment of the fee set forth in 201 KAR 2:050 plus any direct costs for test materials and supplies. An applicant is limited to three (3) attempts for each examination without further board approval. An applicant is limited to a lifetime limit of five (5) attempts on each examinationwho has failed any test may retake that test within one (1) year of the date the applicant first failed the test without having to reapply.

Section 4.

If after three (3) examination attempts, the applicant has not passed, to qualify for two (2) additional attempts, the applicant shallmust:


For the NAPLEX, complete a refresher course and submit to the Board of Pharmacy a certificate of completion; and


For the MPJE, submit to the Board of Pharmacy:


Proof of (5) five hours of ACPE or board approved continuing education in the topic of pharmacy law;, or


A certificate of completion of a refresher course.

Section 5.

All results of examinations shall be preserved according to the Board of Pharmacy Record Retention Schedule.

Section 6.Section 5.

Fees submitted with an application shall be nonrefundable.

Section 6.

Prior to approval for examination, an applicant shall:


Submit to a nation-wide criminal background investigation by means of fingerprint check by the Department of Kentucky State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and


Submit to a query to the National Practitioner Data Bank of the United States Department of Health and Human Services;.


Submit an Initial Application for Pharmacist Licensure that reports:


Name, maiden, and other names used currently or previously;


Address and telephone number;


Date of birth;


Social Security number;






Name of pharmacy school;


Intern Registration Number;


Record of any conviction for any felony or misdemeanor offense;


Record of any state licensing agency refusal of licensure, failure of examination, or refusal of examination; and


Certificate of moral standing.


Submit a Certification of Collegepharmacy school Graduation completed by the Dean of the College of Pharmacy where the applicant graduated pharmacy school; and


Submit a Certification of Intern Hours completed by the College of Pharmacy where the applicant graduated, or the State Board of Pharmacy if the hours are outside of Kentucky.

Section 7.

License, Fee. An applicant shall submit:


An Initial Application for Pharmacist Licensure pursuant to KRS 315.050; and


As appropriate, the fee established by 201 KAR 2:050, Section 1(1).

Section 8.

Incorporation by Reference.


The following material is incorporated by reference:


"Initial Application for Pharmacist Licensure", Form 1, 3/202212/2019;


, is incorporated by reference.


"Certification of College Graduation", Form 2, 03/2022; and


is incorporated by reference.


"Certification of Intern Hours", Form 3, 03/2022.


is incorporated by reference.


This material may be inspected, copied, or obtained, subject to applicable copyright law, at the Kentucky Board of Pharmacy, State Office Building Annex, Suite 300, 125 Holmes Street, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This material is also available on the board's Web site at https://pharmacy.ky.gov/Forms/Pages/default.aspx.

FILED WITH LRC: July 14, 2022
CONTACT PERSON: Christopher P. Harlow, Executive Director, Kentucky Board of Pharmacy, 125 Holmes Street, Suite 300, State Office Building Annex, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601, phone (502) 564-7910, fax (502) 696-3806, email Christopher.Harlow@ky.gov.

7-Year Expiration: 3/19/2027

Last Updated: 7/15/2022

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