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Pharmacist-Intern Training Requirements

When to Register

Every person shall register before beginning their internship, but not before the commencement of the first professional year in a college of pharmacy. Pharmacist-Interns must be registered with a current/active registration before beginning an internship.

How to Register

Step One: Complete the Pharmacist Intern Application

Submit either the online or paper Pharmacist Intern Application. The online or paper application should only be used by applicants that have never been registered as a pharmacist-intern in Iowa and are currently enrolled in a U.S. college of pharmacy or are a graduate of a foreign college of pharmacy seeking pharmacist licensure in Iowa. 

Step Two: Submit Certificate of Eligibility Form

After completing either the online or paper application, the student should send the Certificate of Eligibility form to their School of Pharmacy.  The Certificate of Eligibility form must be submitted to the Iowa Board of Pharmacy directly from the School of Pharmacy via mail.   

The Certificate of Eligibility form should be mailed to the following address:

Iowa Board of Pharmacy
Attn: Intern Licensing Specialist
400 SW 8th St, Ste E
Des Moines, IA  50309

Fees and Term of Registration

The fee for registration as a pharmacist-intern is $30. This registration shall remain in effect as long as the board is satisfied that the intern is pursuing a degree in pharmacy in good faith and with reasonable diligence. Intern registration is non-renewable. Registration shall automatically terminate upon the earliest of any of the following:

  1. Licensure to practice pharmacy in any state;
  2. Lapse in the pursuit of a degree in pharmacy; or
  3. One year following graduation from the college of pharmacy