Doctor of Pharmacy Professional/State Licensure
Pharmacists must be licensed by the state in which they intend to practice. Licensure laws and regulations for Pharmacists vary from state to state. Statutory and regulatory requirements for initial licensure and license renewal can be found at each state’s Board of Pharmacy website. A reference for each state Board of Pharmacy is available at the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) website located here – https://www.aapa.org/download/19739/. In general, the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) and the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (MPJE) are required prior to licensure. Exceptions to this can be found here – https://nabp.pharmacy/programs/mpje/ . Graduation from an ACPE-accredited program is a requirement for licensure in all 50 states and U.S. jurisdictions. The South College School of Pharmacy program is accredited by ACPE. We work diligently with all students in preparation for licensure examinations.
Students participating in clinical learning experiences outside of Tennessee must comply with each state’s rules for intern licensure. The South College School of Pharmacy Office of Clinical Education requires that students attain intern licensure prior to any out of state learning experiences. Information on intern licensure requirements can be found at each state’s Board of Pharmacy website.