Texas Pharmacy License

Texas Pharmacy License

Have you decided to start your career as a pharmacist in Texas? Or perhaps you are thinking of establishing your own pharmacy in the state. Either way, you will need to get familiar with the state and local requirements before offering your services.

That’s why, I have researched and gathered all the needed information about pharmacist licensing  to save your time and energy. Here, you get familiar with the topics such as: how to get a Texas pharmacist license, the necessity of obtaining it, duration of becoming a pharmacist technician and more.

How do I get my pharmacy license in Texas?

The Texas State Board of Pharmacy (TSBP) issues pharmacy licenses in the state and regulates the process of licensure. TSBP offers four levels of pharmacy licensure based on your education, experience and the means of your business:

  • Intern
  • Pharmacist
  • Pharmacy ownership license
  • Technician

Each type of these licenses may have their own classifications according to the nature of work you want to carry out. Now, let’s discuss the application process and the requirements for every pharmacy license type.

Intern Pharmacist

If you want to be registered as a pharmacist-intern in Texas you should be currently enrolled in an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) approved college of pharmacy program. To apply for pharmacist-intern registration here are the steps you should take:

  • Complete the online application with the online licensing system
  • Submit required documentations to the TSBP. You will need to submit the copy of completed application from the online licensing system and the copy of your social security card. Additionally, you will also need a letter from your college/school of pharmacy program requesting that TSBP designates you as an intern.
  • Complete your fingerprint session with IdentoGO

Once you obtain these supplemental documents you should mail them to the following address:

ATTN Intern Licensing Specialist
Texas State Board of Pharmacy
333 Guadalupe St Ste 3-500
Austin TX 78701

There is a separate application process for extended pharmacist interns. This is designed for foreign graduate pharmacist or pharmacists who need to obtain internship hours to fulfill licensure requirements. Click here to learn more about it.


To be eligible to become a licensed pharmacist in the state of Texas you should meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have a BS degree in Pharmacy or Pharm. D degree from a Board approved ACPE accredited college. If you have graduated from a college of pharmacy program outside the US you should have a full certification from the FPGEC.
  • Completed 1500 hours of Board approved internship
  • Pass the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX)
  • Pass the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (MPJE)

To obtain a pharmacist license you should apply with TSBP through the Online Licensing System. When applying for a license, you will be asked to provide the following items:

  • Copy of a driver’s license or state ID card, social security card
  • Copy of birth certificate
  • Graduation Affidavit 
  • Proof of completion of 1500 pharmacist Internship hours

You should submit all the following materials to the same address as mentioned earlier. Once you complete your application you will receive a link and service code to complete your fingerprinting. TSBP will review your application and send an Authorization to Test (ATT) to NABP. As soon as you receive ATT you will be able to schedule your exams with NABP and take both the NAPLEX and MPJE exams.

Do you need a license to be a pharmacy tech in Texas?

To offer technician services in pharmacy you should have an active pharmacy tech trainee or pharmacy tech registration with TSBP. To apply, you must complete a written application form requesting registration with TSBP. The application fee is $41 for pharmacy trainee and $64 for registered pharmacy technicians.

How long does it take to become a pharmacy technician in Texas?

Allow it 2-3 weeks to review your application for pharmacy technicians. However, if you have a criminal history it will take a minimum of 4-6 months to get your application processed.

How do I print my Texas pharmacist license?

To print your pharmacist license or registration certificate visit TSPB and get your e-certificate.

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