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