Obtaining a Texas Pharmacist License

Based on Rule 283.9, once an applicant has successfully completed all requirements for licensure, a license will be issued with a 30 day expiration date.  The first renewal fee must be paid within the first 30 days of licensure.

Information Regarding Criminal History

Use the Examination application for both Examination (NAPLEX/ MPJE testing) or Score Transfer (transferred NAPLEX score/MPJE testing)
Forms, instructions, and information for those seeking to obtain a new pharmacist license in Texas If you are currently licensed in a state other than Texas and are not eligible for Score Transfer, please refer to the instruction for Reciprocity (License Transfer).

Reciprocity (License Transfer)
Forms, instructions, and information are provided for pharmacists currently licensed in a state other than Texas seeking to reciprocate (license transfer) to Texas and did not Score Transfer wtih NABP

Process for pharmacist who held a Texas license which is now expired.

Foreign Pharmacy Graduate
Information for a pharmacist whose undergraduate pharmacy degree was conferred outside the United States by a pharmacy school listed in the World Directory of Schools of Pharmacy published by the World Health Organization, and whose degree program is not accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmaceutical Education.

Forms and instructions for both Student Interns (currently enrolled in an approved college of pharmacy program) and Extended Interns (foreign graduate or pharmacist who must obtain intern hours to fulfill licensure requirements).

Frequently Asked Questions for New Texas Pharmacists

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (link opens new window)
School Codes List (pdf)
This list will assist you in identifying your appropriate school code when completing the school information.

Candidate's Guide To The Jurisprudence Examination
Important guide containing competency objectives for Texas MPJE and information on obtaining study material.

Detailed information for any MPJE (Multi-State Jurisprudence Exam) and/or NAPLEX (North American Pharmacist Examination) applicants. Contains competency blueprints, applications instructions, fees, testing information and more.

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For further information, contact the Pharmacist Licensing Division at 512/305-8000.