Pharmacist License Information

If you have any questions about pharmacist licensing, please email Alyssha Vargas, Licensing and Exams Coordinator.

Apply For a License

Attention Pharmacists: Your license will be processed after we receive your final score from NABP and complete a substantive review. Please create an online profile to verify that a license number has been issued. You may print a copy of your license from your profile once you see a license number. 
Please do not reapply - there are no refunds.

Fingerprint Guidelines

 

 

To obtain an Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card, Arizona residents may apply online at https://www.azdps.gov/services/public/fingerprint. 

Applicants who are not in Arizona must contact the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) for additional instructions. You may contact DPS by calling 602.223.2279. DPS office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

 

FULL EXAM

Full Exam applicants will be taking both the Naplex exam and the Arizona MPJE exam for Arizona. It is not necessary to take these exams in Arizona.

To apply for an Arizona pharmacist license by full exam, you must have the following qualifications: 

  1. You must be a graduate of an accredited US university Pharmacist degree program.
  2. If you are a graduate of a foreign university, you must submit a copy of your FPGEC certificate. You must also have earned 1500 intern hours in the US.


* Please do not apply more than 30 days prior to your graduation date, as your application will not be accepted. 
* Please be sure to read the Application Requirements below and select the correct application type as application fees are not refundable.
* Application Fee: $250.00 (this fee is nonrefundable)


READ: Application Requirements

APPLY: Full Exam Pharmacist online application

** Please allow 2 months from the date you applied to call and check the status of your application. You can check the status of your application online here.

 

SCORE TRANSFER

Score Transfer applicants will have selected to transfer the score of the Naplex exam taken in their home state to Arizona and will only take the Arizona MPJE exam. You must have selected Arizona as score transfer state at the time of Naplex registration or within 90 days of taking the exam. If you did not select Arizona as a score transfer state you must apply by reciprocity. 

To apply for an Arizona pharmacist license by score transfer, you must have the following qualifications: 

  1. You must be a recent graduate of an accredited US university Pharmacist degree program.
  2. If you are a graduate of a foreign university, you must submit a copy of your FPGEC certificate. You must also have earned 1500 intern hours in the US.


* Please do not apply more than 30 days prior to your graduation date, as your application will not be accepted. 
* Please be sure to read the Application Requirements below and select the correct application type as application fees are not refundable. 
* Application Fee: $250.00 (this fee is nonrefundable)


READ: Application Requirements

APPLY: Score Transfer Pharmacist online application

** Please allow 2 months from the date you applied to call and check the status of your application. You can check the status of your application online here.

 

 

RECIPROCITY

This application is for Pharmacists who have a primary license earned by Naplex exam in another state. It is also for recent graduate Pharmacists who did not score transfer their Naplex score to Arizona within the 90 day transfer period.

To apply for an Arizona pharmacist license by reciprocity, you must have the following qualifications:

  1. You must be a US citizen, permanent resident (green card), or have a valid US passport. Non-immigrant visa holders (H1-B etc.) should contact the Board before applying for licensure.
  2. The license to be reciprocated must have been obtained by examination (a primary license by Naplex exam) and must be open in good standing in your original state of licensure. If it is not current and in good standing at this time DO NOT APPLY FOR LICENSURE. Please contact the state where you hold your primary license and find out what needs to be done to bring it current.


*If you are unable to meet the above requirements, please discontinue the application process and contact the Licensing Coordinator. 
*Please be sure to read the Application Requirements document below and select the correct application type as application fees are not refundable. 
*Application Fee: $500.00 (this fee is nonrefundable)


READ: Application Requirements

APPLY: Reciprocity Pharmacist online application

** Please allow 2 months from the date you applied to call and check the status of your application. You can check the status of your application online here.

 

Fees 

License Type Initial Application Renewal Application
    Pharmacist (Exam/Score Transfer) $250.00 $180.00
    Pharmacist (Reciprocity) $500.00 $180.00
Other Documents    
    Duplicate  - license, permit or certificate $10.00  

 

Renew License 

•  Fingerprint clearance cards are not required for renewal


Pharmacists will need to log in through their profile to renew their license online. Creating a profile is free.
Create or login to your profile
CE Requirements

Pharmacists may also submit a hard copy renewal form with a check or money order by postal mail or at the Board office.
Submitting a hard copy renewal form can take 3-4 weeks for processing.
Pharmacist renewal form

Verify License

The Arizona State Board of Pharmacy no longer provides hardcopy verifications of licensure, however we are still able to offer this service via our website.
Use the options below to verify applications, licenses, and permits:

**Please note printing of this verification is not a license

Click here to verify the status of an application
Click here to verify a license
Click here to verify a permit
Disciplinary Actions

When verifying your application status should a "no records found" message appear, please try your search using the license/permit tab.

Pursuant to A.R.S. § 32-3214(C), a person may obtain additional public records related to any licensee or certificate holder, including dismissed complaints and nondisciplinary actions and orders, by contacting the Board directly. Please click here to submit a public records request.