Pharmacist in California
A license is necessary to practice pharmacy in the state of California.
- Must pass the NAPLEX
- Must pass the California Jurisprudence Exam
- 1500 internship hours
- Degree from an accredited College of Pharmacy
- No criminal record
- Must be at least 18 years of age
Application also requires:
- A passport style photo
- A Practitioner Self-Query Report in a sealed envelope
- $195 fee
Foreign graduates and non-US citizen have additional requirements:
- Must pass FPGEE
- Must pass TOEFL
California does not allow reciprocity.
To maintain a pharmacist license in California, pharmacists need 30 CE (continuing education) credits every 2 years.
For more information, visit the California Board of Pharmacy.