|For Immediate Release:||24 October 2012|
|Media Contacts:||Jack Gibson
+44 (0)207 010 2139
The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) renews exclusive contract with Pearson VUE
Bloomington, MN, October 24, 2012 – Pearson VUE, the leader in high-stakes computer-based testing, announced today that it has renewed its contract with the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) for delivery of its licensure examinations used to assess individuals’ competence to practice pharmacy.
The North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination® (NAPLEX®), the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination® (MPJE®) and the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Examination® (FPGEE®) are delivered exclusively in Pearson Professional Centers in the United States and US Territories.
“Pearson VUE has been a reliable partner in helping NABP carry out its mission to assist boards of pharmacy in protecting the public health,” said Michael A. Burleson, RPh, NABP president. “Ensuring that those who aspire to practice pharmacy are knowledgeable, skilled and prepared is a responsibility both organizations take very seriously.”
“The licensing of pharmacists is a critical part of our healthcare system,” said Robert Whelan, Pearson VUE president and chief executive officer. “We are honored NABP has determined that Pearson Professional Centers are the best-in-class environment to assess such important qualifications.”
The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy assists its member state boards and jurisdictions in developing, implementing, and enforcing uniform standards for the purpose of protecting the public health. In addition, NABP uses its AWARxE Consumer Protection Program to combat prescription drug abuse. All boards of pharmacy in the United States, District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands utilize NABP’s NAPLEX as one component to assess the competence of candidates seeking pharmacist licensure. Nearly all the boards also use the MPJE, a combination of federal and state-specific law questions, as their state law examination, which is one of several factors used in determining a candidate’s eligibility for licensure as a pharmacist.
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