Iowa Pharmacist License

Pharmacist in Iowa

A license is necessary to practice pharmacy in the state of Iowa.

Requirements include:

  • Must pass the NAPLEX
  • Must pass the MPJE
  • 1500 internship hours
  • Degree from an accredited College of Pharmacy
  • No criminal record

Application also requires:

  • $252 fee
  • A passport style photo

Foreign graduates and non-US citizen have additional requirements:

  • Must pass FPGEE
  • Must pass TOEFL

Iowa also allows licensure by reciprocity, except from California.

To maintain a pharmacist license in Iowa, pharmacists need 30 CE (continuing education) credits every 2 years.  Fifteen credits must be related to drug therapy.

For more information, visit the Iowa Board of Pharmacy.

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