About

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy is an impartial professional organization that supports the state boards of pharmacy in creating uniform regulations to protect public health.

Founded in 1904, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) is the impartial professional organization that supports the state boards of pharmacy in protecting public health. NABP aims to ensure the public’s health and safety through its pharmacist license transfer and pharmacist competence assessment programs, as well as through its VIPPS, Vet-VIPPS, VAWD, and DMEPOS accreditation programs.

NABP’s member boards of pharmacy are grouped into eight districts that include all 50 United States, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Australia, eight Canadian provinces, and New Zealand. The Association is governed by its Executive Committee, whose officers and members are elected during the Association’s Annual Meeting.

For more on NABP’s members and its efforts to protect the public health, see the Member and Government Affairs sections of the Web site.

Preamble and Mission Statement

NABP’s efforts to protect the public health are guided by its Preamble and Mission Statement. 

Preamble
The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) recognizes and supports pharmacists serving as the health care professionals responsible for providing patient care that ensures optimal medication therapy outcomes. NABP also recognizes the ongoing and critical need for patients’ medications to be managed by a licensed pharmacist and state regulatory agencies to aggressively enforce standards of care.  

NABP Mission Statement
NABP is the independent, international, and impartial association that assists its member boards and jurisdictions for the purpose of protecting the public health.  

Executive Committee

As NABP’s governing body, the three officers, eight members, and chairperson who comprise the Executive Committee volunteer their time and expertise to implement policy and oversee the Association’s programs and activities. Officers and members are elected by the Association’s membership during the NABP Annual Meeting. The executive director serves as the secretary of the Executive Committee and is appointed by the Executive Committee.

Constitution and Bylaws

The Constitution and Bylaws direct the operations and activities that are pivotal to maintaining the structure and fundamental principles of NABP. A standing committee reviews the Constitution and Bylaws every year to ensure that the document meets the needs of NABP and its members.  

District Composition

NABP represents the state boards of pharmacy in all 50 United States, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Australia, eight Canadian Provinces, and New Zealand. These states and jurisdictions comprise the eight districts from which representative members of the NABP Executive Committee are elected.