Licensing requirements vary quite dramatically by state. This page will provide you links to each State Licensing Board, along with contact information; and, as we develop it, a brief summary of salient points for licensing in that state. If any states have developed a web site, and we’ve missed it, please let us know via e-mail: Also, if you find any out of date information, we would very much appreciate your informing us. We will do our best to be accurate, but cannot guarantee that. Please refer to each State Board for the latest information. Happy Hunting!
Licensing for pharmacists is regulated by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) http://www.nabp.net/. This body was established in 1904 to assist state licensing boards in developing, implementing, and enforcing uniform standards to protect the Public Health. Pharmacy boards from fifty states, the District of Columbia, three U.S. territories, nine Canadian provinces, and four Australian states make up the association membership.
Other important information can be found at the web site of NABP. We include the following with the appropriate links.
PPAD™: The Pharmacist and Pharmacy Achievement and Discipline is a database containing information about pharmacists, interns, technicians, pharmacies, and other entities licensed by State Boards of Pharmacy.
VIPPS: The Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites; developed in response to public concern of the safety of pharmacy practices on the Internet, this program began in the spring of 1999. A coalition of state and federal regulatory associations, professional associations, and consumer advocacy groups provided their expertise in developing the criteria which VIPPS certified Pharmacies follow.
NAPLEX® North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination ™ is utilized by the boards of pharmacy as part of their assessment of competence to practice pharmacy. All state boards within the United States, except California, require candidates to pass the NAPLEX examination, as well as to meet all other eligibility requirements as determined by the state. Applications to sit for the NAPLEX and information on the specific requirements for licensure may be obtained directly from the board of pharmacy in the state where you are seeking licensure.
Also available from NABP is the NAPLEX Candidate’s Review Guide. This guide is designed to help you gain confidence as your time for testing approaches by providing you with useful information about the NAPLEX and allowing you to work through the sample questions and testing tutorials The NAPLEX Candidate’s Review Guide, is available through NBBP by clicking here.
ELTP: Electronic Licensure Transfer ProgramWith the exception of California and Florida, this system enables pharmacists to transfer their existing pharmaceutic license from one state or jurisdiction to another through the uniform licensure requirements recognized by all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Guam. The system serves as a clearinghouse that screens the candidate’s license for disciplinary actions and verifies background information. The Licensure Transfer preliminary application and information about licensure transfer fees may be found at License Transfer Application.
For foreign educated pharmacists, additional requirements are necessary. We refer you to our section on immigration, which contains links to all you need to know..
Alabama: Alabama State Board of Pharmacy, 1 Perimeter Park South, Suite 425 South, Birmingham, AL 35243 Phone: 205/967-0130
Alaska: Alaska Board of Pharmacy, P.O. Box 110806, Juneau, AK 99811-0806, Phone: 907/465-2589
Arizona: Arizona State Board of Pharmacy, 5060 N. 19th Avenue, Suite 101, Phoenix, AZ 85015, Phone: 602/255-5125
Arkansas: Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy, 101 E. Capitol, Suite 218, Little Rock, AR 72201, Phone: 501/682-0190, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
California: California State Board of Pharmacy, 400 R Street, Suite 4070, Sacramento, CA 95814, Phone: 916/445-5014.
Colorado: Colorado State Board of Pharmacy, 1560 Broadway, Suite 1310, Denver, CO 80202, Phone: 303/894-7750, e-mail: email@example.com.
Connecticut: Connecticut Commission of Pharmacy, State Office Building, 165 Capitol Avenue, Room 147, Hartford, CT 06106, Phone: 860/713-6070, Fax: 860/713-7242, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Delaware: Delaware State Board of Pharmacy, P.O. Box 637, Dover, DE 19901, Phone: 302/739-4798.
District of Columbia: District of Columbia Board of Pharmacy, 825 N. Capitol Street, N.E., Room 2224, Washington, DC 20002, Phone: 202/442-9200, Fax: 202/442-9431.
Florida: Florida Board of Pharmacy, 2020 Capitol Circle S.E., Bin #CO4, Tallahassee, FL 32399-3254, Phone: 850/414-2969.
Georgia: Georgia State Board of Pharmacy, 237 Coliseum Drive, Macon, GA 31217-3858, Phone: 912/207-1686.
Guam: Guam Board of Examiners for Pharmacy, P.O. Box 2816, Hagatna, GU 96932, Phone: 671/475-0251.
Hawaii: Hawaii State Board of Pharmacy, P.O. Box 3469, Honolulu, HI 96801, 808/586-2698.
Idaho: Idaho Board of Pharmacy, 280 N. 8th Street, Suite 204, Boise, ID 83720-0067, Phone: 208/334-2356.
Illinois: Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, 320 W. Washington Street, Third Floor, Springfield, IL 62786. Phone: 217/785-8159.
Indiana: Indiana Board of Pharmacy, 402 W. Washington Street, Room 041, Indianapolis, IN 46204-2739, Phone: 317/232-1140, e-mail: email@example.com.
Iowa: Board of Pharmacy Examiners, 400 S.W. Eighth Street, Ste. E, Des Moines, IA 50309-4688, Phone: 515/281-5944.
Kansas: Kansas State Board of Pharmacy, Landon State Office Building, 900 Jackson, Room 513, Topeka, KS 66612, Phone: 785/296-4056.
Kentucky: Kentucky Board of Pharmacy, 1024 Capital Center Drive, Suite 210, Frankfort, KY 40601-8204, Phone: 502/573-1580.
Louisiana: Louisiana Board of Pharmacy, 5615 Corporate Boulevard, Suite 8E, Baton Rouge, LA 70808-2537. Phone: 225/925-6496.
Maine: Maine Board of Pharmacy, 35 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333, Phone: 207/624-8603, Hearing Impaired: 207/624-8563
Fax:: 207/624-8637, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maryland: Maryland Board of Pharmacy, 4201 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215-2299, Phone: 410/764-4755.
Massachusetts: Massachusetts Board of Registration in Pharmacy, 239 Causeway Street, Boston, MA 02113, Phone: 617/727-9953.
Michigan: Michigan Board of Pharmacy, 611 W. Ottawa, First Floor, P.O. Box 30670, Lansing, MI 48909-8170, Phone: 517/373-9102.
Minnesota: Minnesota Board of Pharmacy, 2829 University Avenue S.E., Suite 530, Minneapolis, MN 55414-3251. Phone:
612/617-2201, e-mail: email@example.com.
Mississippi: Mississippi State Board of Pharmacy, P.O. Box 24507, Jackson, MS 39225-4507, Phone: 601/354-6750.
Missouri: Missouri Board of Pharmacy, P.O. Box 625, Jefferson City, MO 65102, Phone: 573/751-0091, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Montana: Montana Board of Pharmacy, P.O. Box 200513, 111 N. Jackson, Helena, MT 59620-0513, Phone: 406/444-3737, Fax: 406/444-1667.
Nebraska: Nebraska Board of Examiners in Pharmacy, P.O. Box 94986, Lincoln, NE 68509, Phone: 402/471-2115.
Nevada: Nevada State Board of Pharmacy, 555 Double Eagle Court, Ste. 1100, Reno, NV 89511-8991, Phone: 775/850-1440.
New Hampshire: New Hampshire Board of Pharmacy, 57 Regional Drive, Concord, NH 03301-8518, Phone: 603/271-2350, e-mail: email@example.com.
New Jersey: New Jersey State Board of Pharmacy, P.O. Box 45013, Newark, NJ 07101, Phone: 973/504-6450.
New Mexico: New Mexico Board of Pharmacy, 1650 University Boulevard N.E., Suite 400B, Albuquerque, NM 87102, Phone: 505/841-9102, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org..
New York: New York Board of Pharmacy, Cultural Education Center, Room 3035, Albany, NY 12230, Phone: 518/474-3848, e-mail: email@example.com..
North Carolina: North Carolina Board of Pharmacy, P.O. Box 459, Carrboro, NC 27510-0459, Phone: 919/942-4454.
North Dakota: North Dakota State Board of Pharmacy, P.O. Box 1354, Bismarck, ND 58502-1354, Phone: 701/328-9535.
Ohio: Ohio State Board of Pharmacy, 77 S. High Street, 17th Floor, Columbus, OH 43266, Phone: 614/466-4143, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org..
Oklahoma: Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy, 4545 Lincoln Boulevard, Suite 112, Oklahoma City, OK 73105-3488, Phone: 405/521-3815, e-mail: email@example.com..
Oregon: Oregon State Board of Pharmacy, 800 N.E. Oregon Street, #9, State Office Building, Room 425, Portland, OR 97232, Phone: 503/731-4032, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org..
Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania State Board of Pharmacy, 124 Pine Street, P.O. Box 2649, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649, Phone:
Puerto Rico: Puerto Rico Board of Pharmacy, Call Box 10,200, Santurce, PR 00908, Phone: 787/725-8161.
Rhode Island: Rhode Island Board of Pharmacy, 3 Capitol Hill, Room 205, Providence, RI 02908, Phone: 401/222-2837.
South Carolina: South Carolina Board of Pharmacy, P.O. Box 11927, Columbia, SC 29211-1927, Phone: 803/896-4700.
South Dakota: South Dakota State Board of Pharmacy, 4305 S. Louise Avenue, Suite 104, Sioux Falls, SD 57106, Phone: 605/362-2737.
Tennessee: Tennessee Board of Pharmacy, Second Floor, Davy Crockett Tower, 500 James Robertson Parkway, Nashville, TN 37243, Phone: 615/741-2718.
Texas: Texas State Board of Pharmacy, 333 Guadalupe, Tower 3, Suite 600, Box 21, Austin, TX 78701-3942, Phone: 512/305-8000,
Utah: Utah Board of Pharmacy, 160 E. 300 South, P.O. Box 146741, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6741, Phone: 801/530-6767.
Vermont: Vermont Board of Pharmacy, 109 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05609-1106, Phone: 802/828-2875, e-mail: email@example.com.
Virgin Islands: Virgin Islands Board of Pharmacy, Jose F. Poblette, Commissioner of Health, Roy L. Schneider Hospital, 48 Sugar Estate,
St. Thomas, VI 00802, Phone: 340/774-0117.
Virginia: Virginia Board of Pharmacy, 6606 W. Broad Street, Suite 400, Richmond, VA 23230-1717, Phone: 804/662-9911.
Washington: Washington State Board of Pharmacy, P.O. Box 47863, Olympia, WA 98504-7863, Phone: 360/753-6834, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
West Virginia: West Virginia Board of Pharmacy, 232 Capitol Street, Charleston, WV 25301, Phone: 304/558-0558.
Wisconsin: Wisconsin Pharmacy Examining Board, 1400 E. Washington, P.O. Box 8935, Madison, WI 53708, Phone: 608/266-2812,
Wyoming: Wyoming State Board of Pharmacy, 1720 S. Poplar Street, Suite 4, Casper, WY 82601, Phone: 307/234-0294, e-mail: email@example.com.