Criteria for licensure by examination
sections 4729.07 and
4729.13 of the Revised Code,
pharmacist licensure by examination shall consist of the "North American
Pharmacist Licensure Examination" (NAPLEX) and the "Multistate Pharmacy
Jurisprudence Examination" (MPJE).
||The minimum passing score on each examination is
||Any candidate who fails to receive a score of
seventy-five on the NAPLEX examination shall make application and remit the fee
established by the state board of pharmacy for re-examination.
||Any candidate who
fails to receive a score of seventy-five on the MPJE jurisprudence examination
shall make application and remit the fee established by the state board of
pharmacy for re-examination.
||A candidate may
use the NABP process to transfer the candidate's NAPLEX score to Ohio only
after the candidate has met all of the requirements set by the board for
examination and licensure in Ohio.
section 4729.08 of the Revised Code,
graduates of unapproved schools or colleges of pharmacy located outside the
United States who are using an approved examination to establish equivalency of
their education shall:
||Obtain a score no lower than seventy-five on the
"Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Examination (FPGEE)";
||Show oral proficiency in English by successful
completion of the "Test of English as a Foreign Language, Internet-based test"
(TOEFL iBT) pursuant to rule
of the Administrative Code.
candidate who fails to take both of the required examinations pursuant to
paragraph (A) of this rule within twelve months from the date the board
receives the application materials shall submit a new application for the
required examination or examinations and remit the fee established by the
board, as the original application shall be deemed abandoned.
||The record of the
passing score for an examination candidate who takes both of the required
examinations pursuant to paragraph (A) of this rule, but successfully only
completes one examination will:
||Be maintained up to three years if no more than twelve
months has elapsed between attempts to successfully complete the remaining
||Not be maintained if more than twelve months has
elapsed between attempts to successfully complete the remaining examination. It
will then be necessary for the examination candidate to repeat both
examinations for Ohio licensure.
||Any candidate who
has requested to transfer their NAPLEX score to Ohio must take the MPJE within
twelve months from the date the candidate completed the NAPLEX examination or
the score transfer will be denied.
section 4729.071 of the Revised Code, a
candidate must submit electronic or ink fingerprint impressions for a criminal
records check prior to receiving an initial license to practice as a
pharmacist. An examination candidate must submit fingerprint impressions no
later than twelve months after the date the board receives the application
materials or the scores obtained on the NAPLEX and/or MPJE will be denied.
After twelve months, a candidate must submit a new application, the required
fee, fingerprint impressions, and new examination scores.
be limited to a total of five attempts to pass the NAPLEX and the MPJE. The
board may grant one additional attempt to pass the NAPLEX and the MPJE in the
event of extraordinary circumstances. A candidate that exceeds the limits set
forth in this paragraph is no longer eligible to obtain licensure as a
pharmacist pursuant to this rule.
Cite as Ohio Admin. Code 4729:1-2-01
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates:
Effective Dates: 2/15/82, 9/1/85, 3/21/88, 7/1/90, 1/26/93, 3/1/94, 9/1/96,
7/1/97, 3/1/99, 2/1/03, 1/1/04, 4/27/07, 1/1/09,