Jurisprudence, Ethics and Professionalism Exam Competencies

The below table lists the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA) entry-to-practice competencies for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians that are assessed on the Jurisprudence, Ethics and Professionalism exam.


NAPRA Competency: Ethical, Legal and Professional Responsibilities Weighting Blueprint Topics*
  • Practice within legal requirements
  • Document activities of practice in compliance with federal and provincial/territorial legislation, standards, and policies



  • Conditions for Sale
  • Controlled Substances
  • Pharmacy Operations
  • Drug Preparation & Distribution
  • ODB Formulary & Interchangeability
  • Standards and Scope of Practice
  • Uphold ethical principles
  • Apply principles of professionalism


  • Standards and Scope of Practice
  • Ethics
  • Manage actual and potential illegal, unethical, or unprofessional actions or situations in practice
  • All of the above

*Find details on each topic on the exam blueprint.