Consultant Pharmacist


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To obtain a Consultant Pharmacist license in Florida, an individual must meet the following requirements pursuant to Section 465.0125, Florida Statutes, and Rule 64B16-26.300, Florida Administrative Code:

1. Florida Pharmacist License: An individual must currently hold a Florida pharmacist license that is active and in good standing.

2. Consultant Pharmacist Course: Applicants must have successfully completed a consultant pharmacist course that is no fewer than twelve (12) hours sponsored by an accredited college of pharmacy, and approved by the Florida Board of Pharmacy Tripartite Continuing Education Committee which is based on the Statement of the Competencies Required in Institutional Pharmacy Practice and subject matter set forth in Rule 64B16-26.301, F.A.C. The course shall be instructionally designed to include a cognitive test on which the applicant must score a passing grade for certification of successful completion of the course.

3. Period of Assessment and Evaluation: Applicants must have successfully completed a period of assessment and evaluation under a preceptor within one (1) year of completion of the consultant pharmacist specified in the second requirement. This period of assessment and evaluation shall be completed over no more than three (3) consecutive months and shall include at least 40 hours of training in specified practice areas, 60% of which shall occur on-site at an institution that holds a pharmacy permit. Please review Rule 64B16-26.300(3)(c), F.A.C. for more information.

Preceptors must meet the requirements set forth in Rule 64B16-26.300(4), F.A.C., which are as follows:

(a) Be a consultant pharmacist of record at an institutional pharmacy which is required to have a consultant pharmacist under the provisions of Chapter 465, F.S., and Rule 64B16-26.300, F.A.C.

(b) Have a minimum of one year of experience as a consultant pharmacist of record.

(c) Maintain all pharmacist licenses in good standing with the board.

(d) Act as a preceptor to no more than two applicants at the same time.

Supervision hours completed under a consultant pharmacist who does not meet the above requirements will not be accepted.

The following steps apply to individuals who currently possess a Florida pharmacist license that is active and in good standing and wish to work in the capacity of a consultant pharmacist in the State of Florida:

  1. Apply for CONSULTANT PHARMACIST licensure. Ensure that all fields are completed as instructed. An incomplete application shall expire after one (1) year. Applications submitted without fees will not be processed. Please make sure to include your Social Security Number (SSN) on your application. Your application will not be approved unless this information is included on your application. To apply, click here.
  2. Complete a 12-hour or more approved Consultant Pharmacist course. Please submit the certificate of completion for the course with your application. More information regarding approved courses can be found on the CE Broker website.
  3. Complete a period of assessment and evaluation for minimum of 40 hours under an approved preceptor in no more than three (3) consecutive months and within one year of completion of the course referenced in the step above. Please submit a completed Preceptor Evaluation Form with your application. Your preceptor must sign off on this form to attest to your completed hours.

Preceptors must meet the requirements set forth in Rule 64B16-26.300(4), F.A.C., which are as follows:

(a) Be a consultant pharmacist of record at an institutional pharmacy which is required to have a consultant pharmacist under the provisions of Chapter 465, F.S., and Rule 64B16-26.300, F.A.C.

(b) Have a minimum of one year of experience as a consultant pharmacist of record.

(c) Maintain all pharmacist licenses in good standing with the board.

(d) Act as a preceptor to no more than two applicants at the same time.

Supervision hours completed under a consultant pharmacist who does not meet the above requirements will not be accepted.

Please allow 30 days for initial review of new applications. All applications and document submissions are reviewed in the order they are received. After your application is reviewed, any deficiencies will be communicated to you in writing by our Board staff. To expedite processing, please submit all required supporting documentation with your application and the requisite fees. If you are having documentation submitted by another entity on your behalf, please verify the Board office’s mailing address to ensure delivery.

Department of Health
Board of Pharmacy
4052 Bald Cypress Way Bin C-04
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3258

Once your application has been deemed complete, your consultant pharmacist license will be granted; the actual copy of your license should arrive in the mail within 2 weeks of the issuance date.

Checks or money orders should be made payable to the Florida Department of Health.

Initial Licensure Fee$50.00
Unlicensed Activity Fee$5.00
TOTAL$55.00

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Florida Statutes

Chapter 465: Pharmacy
Chapter 456: Health Professions and Occupations: General Provisions
Chapter 120: Administrative Procedure Act
Chapter 499: Florida Drug and Cosmetic Act
Chapter 893: Drug Abuse Prevention and Control

Florida Administrative Code

Rules: Chapter 64B16: Board of Pharmacy