Board of Pharmacy

The Florida Board of Pharmacy was established to ensure that every practicing pharmacist in the State of Florida meets minimum standard requirements for safe practice and proper treatment of Florida’s constituents. The Board of Pharmacy also oversees all Florida pharmaceutical establishments to maintain standards for safe and proper administration of Florida pharmacies. To fulfill this purpose, the Board of Pharmacy issues certifications to qualified individuals seeking to practice pharmacy, and monitors Florida-certified pharmacists to ensure continued competency and responsible practice. Educational institutions offering pharmacy professional programs also earn certification from the Board of Pharmacy to ensure that curricula meet state standards for safe practice in Florida graduates.

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Certification for Board of Pharmacy

The Board of Pharmacy’s certification for professional pharmacists can be earned by examination or endorsement.  U.S. graduates of pharmacy professional programs may apply for Florida licensure by submitting passing scores on the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) and the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (MPJE, or Florida law exam).  Those seeking licensure coming from another state to Florida may elect to transfer a NAPLEX score through the NAPLEX Score Transfer Program.  Outside of examination scores, applicants must meet the qualifications for licensure stated in Section 465.007(1)(b) and (c) of the Florida Statutes.  Additionally, foreign graduates seeking to practice in Florida must submit sufficient proof of graduation from a 4-year undergraduate pharmacy program of a school or college of pharmacy located outside of the United States.  Foreign applicants must also submit passing scores (as determined by the Board of Pharmacy) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and the Test of Spoken English (TSE) or TOEFL iBT.  The Board of Pharmacy’s passing score standards can be found online at http://floridaspharmacy.gov/Applications/app-pharmacist-exam-foreign-grad.pdf.

Practicing as a Licensed Pharmacist

Those seeking to practice as a licensed pharmacist in the State of Florida may also apply by endorsement.  Application by endorsement shares the same requirements with application by examination, except with sufficient work or internship experience substituted for pharmacy examination scores.  Those applicants who have earned a doctorate in pharmacy within the 2 years prior to application are required to submit a Certification of Graduation form (Form A) or a transcript from the college of pharmacy at which the degree was earned.  Those applicants who earned a doctorate in pharmacy longer ago than 2 years prior to the date of application are additionally required to submit proof of 2 years work experience.  Applicants must submit this in the form of an Internship or Work Experience form (Form B).

Board of Pharmacy Case Law

We offer a consolidated legal database of all available administrative caselaw and pertinent judicial decisions, including all Board of Pharmacy cases, complete with search functions which allow our users to find the exact case documentation they seek in a single simple step.  Subscribing grants you instant access to our database, which updates automatically as new orders and judgments are entered by Florida agencies and courts.  We also offer a print copy subscription, which provides bound book volumes of all indexed cases back to 1979.  You should also check out our free Supercumulative Indexes search.

The best legal publication for Board of Pharmacy Caselaw is
Florida Administrative Law Reports.

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