PILAR is a pilot program that currently only supports pharmacist internship license and registration for internships based in Iowa and North Dakota.
NABP developed the Pharmacist Intern License and Registration (PILAR) program to support the boards of pharmacy by providing a uniform registration database and online application process that streamlines internship licensure for both boards of pharmacies and pharmacy students.
Registering for a Pharmacist Intern License/Registration
The PILAR program currently facilitates internship registration for the Iowa Board of Pharmacy and the North Dakota State Board of Pharmacy.
After completing your registration, the information and professional history you provide will be sent to the applicable state board of pharmacy. Each board of pharmacy has a set of requirements that a prospective pharmacist intern must meet before a license/registration is issued.
After a decision is made, NABP will contact you via e-mail, and if your pharmacist intern license/registration is granted, provide instructions to view and print your Internship License/Registration.
Costs include a processing fee that supports implementation of the PILAR program.
*One-time fee. There is no fee for renewal.
American Express, MasterCard, and Visa are accepted.
License /Registration Approval
The board of pharmacy determines whether or not your license/registration has been approved. If the board has denied your license/registration, you will be contacted via e-mail with information regarding your refund. Questions regarding denial of a license or registration should be directed to the applicable board of pharmacy.
The North Dakota Pharmacist Intern License expires after one year but can be renewed. The PILAR program does not offer intern license renewal at this time. To renew an existing North Dakota Intern License, contact the North Dakota State Board of Pharmacy.
The Iowa Pharmacist-Intern Registration does not need to be renewed and is valid, generally, as long as the intern is pursuing a degree in pharmacy. For more specific terms of registration, visit the Iowa Board of Pharmacy’s Web site.