Pharmacist Licensure by Endorsement for U.S. Graduates

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The following steps apply to individuals who have at least 2 years of active practice experience in the past 5 years and have successfully passed the NAPLEX examination, or a similar nationally recognized examination, if the Board certifies that the applicants has taken the required examination.

  1. Apply for licensure by ENDORSEMENT FOR US GRADUATES. 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. Request that the appropriate documentation be submitted based on your education.
    1. I have graduated with a Pharm. D. in the past two (2) years and requested that my university complete Form A and return to the Board office. Official transcripts sent directly from the university will also be accepted.
    2. I have graduated with a B.S. or Pharm. D. more than two (2) years ago and requested the following:
      1. Form A to be completed by my university and returned to the Board office, and
      2. Form B to be completed by either the state board of pharmacy in the state you completed your internship or from your Employer. Form B must document the completion of 2080 internship or work experience hours. PLEASE BE ADVISED ALL INTERNS MUST HOLD A LICENSE OR PERMIT BY THE STATE IN WHICH THEY ARE PRACTICING IN ORDER TO COUNT THE HOURS AS INTERNSHIP HOURS.
        1. If you have worked as a licensed pharmacist in another state for two (2) years or more, you only must show your work experience to satisfy the 2080-hour requirement. Please have your employer complete the Form B.
        2. If you are self-employed as a pharmacist, please submit a notarized statement with your Form B attesting to your ownership of the pharmacy.
        3. If you are the supervising pharmacist or pharmacy manager, you cannot sign Form B. You must have a hiring manager, supervisor or human resource representative verify years/hours of work experience and employment.
  3. Submit application for Electronic Licensure Transfer Program (e-LTP) application through NABP. The e-LTP is used to verify your passing NAPLEX scores. If you have previously passed the NAPLEX, you will not be required to retake the NAPLEX examination. However, you must still submit an e-LTP application through the NABP.
  4. Submit examination requests Florida MPJE through National Association of Boards of Pharmacy.Please visit the NABP website to complete this process.
  5. Complete thirty (30) hours of Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)-approved continuing education hours in the two calendar years immediately preceding your application. Submit either a copy of your CPE Monitor or copies of the certificates of completion for the courses. Please note that you are only required to submit proof of completion of thirty (30) hours in the past two (2) calendar years immediately preceding the application. This is only required if you have been licensed for a period in excess of two (2) years from date you submit your Florida licensure application.
  6. Request Certification/License Verification. This form is required for applicants who hold or have ever held a license in another state, U.S. territory, or foreign country; no matter the status. Please have the office that issued the license or certification complete the Licensure Verification Form. Online license verifications will be accepted as long as they are current and display discipline history.

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, our office will notify the NABP that your application is complete. You will be sent an Authorization to Test number (ATT) by email from NABP. Your ATT is valid for one (1) year from the date our office received your application.

The NABP will provide test scores to the Board of Pharmacy. Applicants may view scores online via NABP’s website. After passing scores are received by the Board office, please allow for 14-16 business days for processing. If you have obtained passing scores on the Florida MPJE examination, your Florida Pharmacist license will be issued; the actual copy of your license should arrive in the mail within 2 weeks of the issuance date.

If you did not pass the required examination, your ATT will be valid for one (1) year from the date our office received your application. Should you not pass the Florida MPJE examination within the one-year timeframe, you will need submit a new application and the $295 fees to the Board office.

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

Application Fee$100.00 (non-refundable)
Initial Licensure Fee$190.00
Unlicensed Activity Fee$5.00

Please note fees for the Electronic Licensure Transfer Program Application (e-LTP) and MPJE are paid directly to NABP, not the Board office. These fees are subject to change per the NABP’s discretion.

e-LTP Fee$375.00
MPJE Fee$250.00

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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