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Is there a 90 day waiting period before taking the MPJE for a second state?

Discussion in 'Pharmacy Licensure and Exams' started by OneFinePharmD, May 7, 2012.

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  1. OneFinePharmD

    OneFinePharmD

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    I'm trying to figure out how to get licensed in multiple states. My instructor informed me that I would have to wait 90 days after I take the MPJE for my primary state (Missouri), before I can take the MPJE for my secondary state (Illinois).

    I was wondering if there is a way to prevent the 90 day waiting period? Or should I just do as she says and have my Naplex scores transferred, pass the Missouri MPJE, then wait 90 days and take the Illinois MPJE?

    Thanks.
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    Look for another info source. An official one. That sounds off. I am nor sure how one state could restrict when you can take another state's MPJE or why a state would not let you take theirs if you took another already. I suspect there is confusion between requirements for licensure by transfer/reciprocity and licensure by exam.
  3. glenwood

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    There are no 90 days waiting periods btwn different states' MPJEs, i believe.
    I got licensed in three different states right after graduation and the only thing I did was have the naplex score sent to those three states and register for the MPJEs separately.
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    Thank you. I read the Naplex Registration Guide yesterday and it appears to be a 91 day wait "after" you are licensed and not before. I believe that's where the confusion is coming from. I may have to take the MPJE for three different states also. Wish me luck :)

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