Frequently Asked Questions

Pharmacist Licensure Exams


  1. Where do I apply for the Part III compounding exam?

    Applicants must apply directly to Castle Worldwide, Inc. by filing an Examination Scheduling Form. That form and additional information is available on their web site at www.castleworldwide.com/castests/webdesign/DEFAULTnew_york_state.htm External Link Icon.

    Applicants must also file Form 1 - Application for Licensure & First Registration and the $339 registration fee, if they have not already done so.

    Both applications must be filed by the appropriate deadlines.

  2. When I apply for Part III and choose a site for the exam, do I always get the site I want?

    No. Although you select a preferred examination site on your Examination Scheduling Form, your selection is not guaranteed. Placement at each test site is based on availability. Once assigned, no changes will occur.

  3. When and how will I be notified of my test site?

    Castle Worldwide, Inc. will send your admission ticket approximately three (3) weeks before you are scheduled to take the examination.

  4. Who should I contact if I do not receive my Authorization to Test (ATT) for NAPLEX or MPJE?

    Contact the New York State Division of Professional Licensing Services (DPLS) Pharmacy Exam Unit (Unit 1) at 518-474-3817, ext. 250 or opunit1@nysed.gov.

  5. When will I receive my test results?

    Effective September 15, 2011, NAPLEX and MPJE exam results are available on the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) web site at www.nabp.net/programs/examination/naplex/naplex-and-mpje-score-results/External Link Icon approximately 7 business days after taking the exam.  NAPLEX and MPJE exam results will no longer be mailed by DPLS. However, the compounding exam results will be mailed approximately six weeks after testing.

  6. Are test results available by telephone?

    No, NAPLEX and MPJE exam results are only available on NABP's web site. The compounding exam results are only released by mail approximately six weeks after testing.

Last Updated: April 9, 2014