Arab Pharmacist Licensure Examination, APLEX

The APLEX, or Arab Pharmacist Licensure Examination, measures a candidate’s knowledge of the practice of pharmacy. It is just one component of the licensure process and is used by the boards of pharmacy as part of their assessment of a candidate’s competence to practice as a pharmacist.

The APLEX assesses whether a prospective pharmacist

  • Can identify practice standards for safe and effective pharmacotherapy and optimize therapeutic outcomes in patients.
  • Can identify and determine safe and accurate methods to prepare and dispense medications.
  • Can provide and apply health care information to promote optimal health care.

Anyone taking the exam is advised to read the APLEX/MPJE Registration Bulletin, which includes detailed information about the exam itself, the registration process, scheduling an appointment to test, and requirements on test day.

The fee for the APLEX will be determined later.

What Does the APLEX look likes?

As a computer-based exam, the APLEX uses adaptive technology to deliver selected-response and constructed-response questions, many of which are asked in a scenario-based format. (For example, a patient profile is provided, and you must answer a series of questions related to the profile.) See theAPLEX/MPJE Registration Bulletin for further information on the NAPLEX.

The provide content areas covered on the exam. Achieving a strong understanding of the exam content will aid in your preparation process.

For a sneak peak at the exam, consider taking the Pre-NAPLEX. The Pre-NAPLEX simulates the NAPLEX testing experience as you field questions similar to those you will face on the day of the test. Available online, the Pre-NAPLEX is accessible anywhere you have an Internet connection.