North Carolina Pharmacist License

Pharmacist in North Carolina

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

Requirements include:

  • Must pass the NAPLEX
  • Must pass the MPJE
  • 1500 internship hours (at least 1000 hours from community or hospital pharmacy)
  • Degree from an accredited College of Pharmacy
  • No criminal record
  • At least 18 years of age

Application also requires:

  • $100 fee
  • Copy of birth certificate
  • Passport style photo

Foreign graduates and non-US citizen have additional requirements:

  • Must pass FPGEE
  • Must pass TOEFL

North Carolina also allows licensure by reciprocity, except from California for a $600 fee.

To maintain a pharmacist license in North Carolina, pharmacists need 15 CE (continuing education) credits every year.  Eight credits must be live.

For more information, visit the North Carolina Board of Pharmacy.

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