Changes to the NAPLEX include an increase in the number of items from 185 to 250, an increase in testing time to six hours, and an increase in the registration fee from $505 to $575. In addition, effective November 1, 2016, the NAPLEX waiting period will be 45 days. Candidates must wait at least 45 days to schedule another attempt after obtaining a failing score on the NAPLEX.
• The last day to take the current NAPLEX is October 22, 2016. Candidates wishing to take the current exam must:
o Register by October 3, 2016,
o Be granted eligibility and receive an Authorization to Test, and
o Schedule and take the exam by October 22, 2016.
• The NAPLEX will not be administered October 24-31, 2016.
• The new NAPLEX will launch on November 1, 2016.
For candidates with open, active registrations who are unable to test by October 22, 2016, their registrations will remain active and they may schedule an appointment to take the new NAPLEX on or after November 1, 2016.
If there are any questions regarding the updates to the NAPLEX program, you may visit the NABP on the web at www.nabp.net