For those who are preparing for the CPJE exam, please note that RxPrep teaches primarily for this exam in California. We have the following resources to help you do well:
Clinical Section of the Exam
Our text book, corresponding video lectures and quiz assessment cover the clinical topics on the blueprint, including topics not included on the NAPLEX®
blueprint (such as NPSGs, ADC safety, etc.) We have covered these topics completely, along with the more advanced clinical concepts required for this exam. When you are preparing for the CPJE, you should consider using study material provided by clinical pharmacists with years of experience in the hospital setting--this is our expertise.
If you are unsure what is on the exam you can find the list of topics on the board website (under the Applicants tab, and then click for Exam Information). This is included in the exam handbook that is on the website, or is sent once you register.
Note that in the RxPrep quiz bank we have included the topics for CPJE--and we have attempted to "reword" the practice questions in the handbook. Hopefully, you will also do the practice questions in the exam handbook.
If you wish to use RxPrep's clinical materials you can preview the online course (with text and quiz bank) here:
RxPrep Online 2013
Law Section of the Exam
Fred Weissman's law book is a must-have resource (we believe) for those of us practicing in California. It is not only relevant--it is actually pleasant to read. You can purchase it by clicking on the store. The updated version was released early in January.
Is this adequate for your studies?
The law questions should be points that are not missed. Although “law” or “administrative” type questions typically represent about 20% on the exam, in a sense they represent the more straight-forward material since there is certain information that is required knowledge for a pharmacist practicing legally in the state, while the clinical questions can come from a much broader range of options. The board wants to make sure you are practicing legally. There are "legal" items that are known to pharmacists practicing in California: such as when to do controlled drug inventory, requirements for an off-site waiver, requirements for the security form, for bottle labeling, and so on. If you have NOT practiced in a community setting in California it may be a wise investment to use our 4-part video series (that comes with a corresponding quiz bank so that you can know if you have retained key law information.)
There are 215 questions in RxPrep's "CPJE" quiz section--please make sure you get 100% on these before you test. Nothing in this quiz bank should be considered superfluous. We have attempted to price this course reasonably for California folks--it is $125 for the videos, booket AND quiz assessment. This does NOT include the clinical material (that is in the online course listed above) but it is critical since with the CPJE you cannot expect to miss a bunch of law questions and still pass! (If so, the pharmacist might not be running a legal store.) We hope this program makes preparation for the CPJE a simpler process. You can access RxPrep's law review for CPJE here:
CA (CPJE) Law Review
NEW! questions added for the recent law changes—This is "Must-Know" law updates.