Louisiana Pharmacist License

Pharmacist in Louisiana

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

Requirements include:

  • Must pass the NAPLEX
  • Must pass the MPJE
  • 1500 internship hours (maximum 1000 hours from school externship)
  • Degree from an accredited College of Pharmacy
  • No criminal record
  • Good moral character
  • At least 21 years of age

Application also requires:

  • $300 fee
  • A passport style photo
  • Copy of birth certificate

Foreign graduates and non-US citizen have additional requirements:

  • Must pass FPGEE
  • Must pass TOEFL

Louisiana also allows licensure by reciprocity, except from California.

To maintain a pharmacist license in Louisiana, pharmacists need either 15 CE (continuing education) credits every year with 3 live credits or 20 credits every year.

For more information, visit the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy.


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