FAQs

  1. How long does processing of the preliminary application take in your office?
  2. How much do I have to pay to have my license transferred?
  3. Do you accept company checks for licensure transfer payments?
  4. Do I have to be licensed a year before I can go to a particular state?
  5. I can’t remember how many pre-licensure hours I had before I sat for the NAPLEX. 
  6. When do I have to mail the Official Application to the Board?

1. How long does processing of the preliminary application take in your office?

NABP processes license transfer applications within four to six weeks. However, time may vary depending on the state of original licensure, whether or not discipline has ever been imposed on a license(s), and how many different pharmacist licenses an applicant holds.

2. How much do I have to pay to have my license transferred?

The fee to transfer your license is $350 for the first state and $50 for each additional state provided that you send the requests in at the same time. This means that you have to apply on the same application at the same time that you have applied for your first state. One state – $350, and $50 for each additional state. If the applicant wants to go to two states, send $400, three states, send $450, etc. 

3. Do you accept company checks for licensure transfer payments?

Yes, we do accept company checks for licensure transfer payments.

4. Do I have to be licensed a year before I can go to a particular state?

Please contact the board of pharmacy in the state you are seeking licensure for its individual state requirements.

5. I can’t remember how many pre-licensure hours I had before I sat for the NAPLEX.

Most states require you to have a minimum of 1,500 internship hours before you can sit for the NAPLEX. Please contact your state board of pharmacy for the exact number of pre-licensure hours that you filed with the state board.
 

6. When do I have to mail the Official Application to the Board?

You must mail the completed Official Application for Transfer of Pharmacist Licensure to the appropriate state board of pharmacy within 90 days from the original issue date.

You may extend that 90-day deadline up to one year from the original issue date. Extensions are issued in 90-day periods; three 90-day extensions are possible. The Official Application is null and void one year from the original issue date if you do not submit it to the board before then.

To request a time extension, return the Official Application to NABP and include a written request and appropriate fee for each 90-day period. (Each 90-day extension costs $50.)