APPLICATION FOR LICENSING VIA SCORE TRANSFER

IMPORTANT: Review and READ everything on this web page to successfully obtain a Texas Pharmacist License. Failure to review the information provided may delay the licensing process.

TO BE ELIGIBLE TO BE LICENSED AS A PHARMACIST IN TEXAS

  1. at least 18 years of age;

  2. have obtained a B.S. in Pharmacy or a Pharm.D. degree from a Board approved, ACPE Accredited College (pdf) of pharmacy program, or have graduated from a college of pharmacy program outside the U.S. and have obtained full certification from the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Committee (FPGEC);

  3. take and pass both the NAPLEX (transfer score to Texas) and MPJE with a minimum of 75; and

  4. have completed 1500 hours of Board approved internship (see Rule 283.4).

Your transferred NAPLEX score is valid for a period not to exceed two years from the date of exam administration. If you desire to seek licensure in Texas via score transfer, you must use the score within the two-year period.

TEXAS STATE BOARD OF PHARMACY ONLINE APPLICATIONS SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

  1. You must register and create an account, even if you are a current licensee.

    1. Your Email Address is your user ID.

    2. After completing the registration, a temporary password will be e-mailed to you.

    3. You must change your password to a permanent password during your first log-in.

  2. After you log-in the first time, you may be asked a question "Do you now or have you ever held a license / registration issued by this agency?
    Answer "Yes" if you have ever held a Texas Intern or Technician Registration. This will allow you to add your license to your account. If "No" click on the link “apply for a new license” from the main menu.

  3. Pay application fees with MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or American Express.

NOTE: When completing your name on the Texas License application, type your name and address in UPPER CASE and the name you type is the name you will see printed on your license.

TEXAS APPLICATION PROCESS – COMPLETE ALL THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS

  1. Create User Account and Submit Texas License by Score Transfer Application

  2. Register for Examination(s) and Pay Required Examination fees to NABP
    (Exam Fees Should Be Paid Prior To TSBP's Review of Your Texas Pharmacist Application)

  3. Submit The Following In Addition To The Texas Application

    1. Submit Supplemental Documents

    2. Obtain Fingerprint Session

    3. Graduation Affidavit (word document) - Must be Submitted by the College of Pharmacy

NOTE: Failure to complete the entire process, including paying your examinations(s) fees, will result in not receiving your Authorization to Test (ATT).

INFORMATION ABOUT APPLICATION PROCESS, RESULTS, AND LICENSING:

Allow At Least 6-Weeks for Application Processing Time

Exam Results

Detailed Texas Application Instructions Document

IMPORTANT GUIDES & INFORMATION ABOUT STUDY MATERIAL LISTED BELOW:

Candidate's Guide To The Jurisprudence Examination (pdf)

NAPLEX – MPJE Registration Bulletin

Poison Prevention Packaging Act (pdf)

Rule §283.9 Fee Requirements for Licensure

TEXAS PHARMACY LAW BOOK -- NOT PROVIDED BY TSBP

Contact LexisNexis 800.533.1637 to purchase the Texas Pharmacy Rules and Regulations Text Book

TEXAS PHARMACY LAW REVIEW COURSE

Contact Texas Pharmacy Association 512.836.8350

Pharmacy Rules & Laws Online

Supplemental Documents – Must Be Mailed to TSBP:

Use the Application receipt/confirmation page as a cover sheet to: Texas State Board of Pharmacy, 333 Guadalupe Street, Ste 3-500, Austin, TX 78701. Faxed Copies Will Not Be Accepted

  1. Copy of an official identification (driver’s license or state issued ID) containing a photograph and signature;

  2. Copy of your social security card;

  3. Graduation Affidavit (form provided on web). Completed and submitted by College of Pharmacy; and

  4. Copy of your birth certificate. Permanent Resident Card, naturalization paper or passport, may be substituted for birth certificate.

  5. If your name is different on any of the above documents, you must send a legal document of a court ordered change of name (i.e., marriage certificate).

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Fingerprinting:

Applicants must complete a fingerprint session. The fee for fingerprinting is less than $50.  Applicants located in Texas, schedule a fingerprint session online at: https://uenroll.identogo.com/servicecode/11G3HG. Following the fingerprint session, keep the receipt for your records. Do not mail it to TSBP.   
Applicants (using an address) not located in Texas, will receive a packet in the mail with a fingerprint form and instructions sheet because the approved state vendor does not always allow a digital scan. The fingerprint packet is automatically mailed to the address provided on the application. Allow 2 to 3 weeks the packet to arrive via U.S. Postal Service.

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Processing Time- Allow 6 Weeks Before Contacting the Board

Applications are placed in date order according to the date they are received. One staff person processes applications; answers emails/telephone calls, approves applicants to NABP weekly, and processes grades weekly. Due to the high volume of applications received, it is generally 6 weeks (8 weeks during peak months April to June) before applications are reviewed.

Refrain from contacting the TSBP staff for a status of an application or receipt of supplemental documents until 6 weeks has past from date printed on the application receipt. Notification are sent to applicants, in writing, of any inefficiencies or supplemental documents not received at the time the application is reviewed (does not include verification of Intern hours). Contacting TSBP staff prior to the 6 weeks waiting period will further delay the application process and the receipt of the Authorization to Test from NABP. NABP will be notified once each week of applicants approved by TSBP to take the examination, provided the applicant has registered for examinations with NABP. The testing center will contact the applicant in writing via letter or email (if provided to NABP), with instruction on how to schedule an examination.

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Examination results (pass, fail, or score) are downloaded from NABP once a week. Notification of Examination results are given in a written letter which is mailed via U.S. Postal Service generally the last part of the week or the following business day. Examination results WILL NOT BE DISCLOSED OVER THE TELEPHONE, FAXED, OR EMAILED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. Examination results are processed by computer and the standard processing time for NAPLEX and MPJE results is approximately 3 WEEKS. Every effort is made to process and mail results as soon as possible. DO NOT CALL, OR EMAIL TSBP STAFF, OR HAVE SOMEONE ELSE CALL OR EMAIL TSBP STAFF FOR EXAMINATION RESULTS. Contacting TSBP prior to the 3 week processing time delays the processing of results for all applicants. Your cooperation will ensure that the Board staff can devote their time to the task of accurately processing the results for everyone.

NOTE: Texas is participating in a pilot project which allows you to view your score on a secure website at: https://nabp.pharmacy/programs/mpje/score-results/ DO NOT CALL, OR EMAIL TSBP STAFF, or have someone else call or email TSBP staff regarding the score displayed online. Contacting TSBP prior to the 3 week processing time delays the processing of results for all applicants.WARNING: An examination result displayed on NABP.net does not indicate that a license has been issued by the Texas Board of Pharmacy. Allow 3 weeks for a result letter, license notification, or retake instructions to arrive in the mail.

Once a license is issued, it may be verified at: http://www.pharmacy.texas.gov/dbsearch/default.asp .

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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.

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