PROFESSIONS, VOCATIONS, AND BUSINESSES
54-1722. Qualifications for licensure by examination. (1) To obtain a license to engage in the practice of pharmacy, an applicant for licensure by examination shall:
(a) Have submitted a written application in the form prescribed by the board of pharmacy;
(b) Have attained the age of majority;
(c) Have graduated and received the first professional degree from a school or college of pharmacy approved by the board of pharmacy;
(d) Have completed an internship or other program approved by the board of pharmacy or demonstrated to the board’s satisfaction experience in the practice of pharmacy that meets or exceeds the minimum internship requirements of the board;
(e) Have successfully passed an examination given by the board of pharmacy; and
(f) Paid the fees specified by the board of pharmacy for examination and issuance of license.
(2) Examinations. The examination shall be prepared to measure the competence of the applicant to engage in the practice of pharmacy. The board may employ and cooperate with any organization or consultant in the preparation and grading of an appropriate examination, but shall retain the sole discretion and responsibility of determining which applicants have successfully passed such an examination.
(3) Internship and other training programs. All applicants for licensure by examination shall obtain practical experience in the practice of pharmacy concurrent with or after college attendance, or both, under such terms and conditions as the board shall determine.
(4) Any applicant who is a graduate of a school or college of pharmacy located outside the United States, the degree program of which has not been approved by the board, but who is otherwise qualified to apply for a license to practice pharmacy in this state, may be considered to have satisfied the degree requirements of subsection (1)(d) of this section by verification to the board of his academic record and his graduation and by meeting any other requirements as the board may establish from time to time. The board may require that the applicant successfully pass an examination given or approved by the board to establish proficiency in English and an equivalency of education with qualified graduates of a degree program specified in subsection (1)(d) of this section as a prerequisite of taking the licensure examination as provided in subsection (1)(f) of this section.
[54-1722, added 1979, ch. 131, sec. 3, p. 415; am. 1985, ch. 49, sec. 1, p. 99; am. 2018, ch. 37, sec. 5, p. 85; am. 2020, ch. 14, sec. 6, p. 47; am. 2021, ch. 54, sec. 10, p. 168.]