A person shall not engage in the practice of pharmacy in Iowa without a current and valid pharmacist license. Requirements and fees for original Iowa licensure depend on the method of such licensure:  examination, score transfer, license transfer (reciprocity), and foreign pharmacy graduate certification.


  1. Graduation from a recognized college of pharmacy or FPGEC certification.

  2. Proof of 1500 hours of internship must be filed with the Iowa Board. If your internship was obtained in a state other than Iowa, you must submit certification from the Board in the state in which you obtained the 1500 hours.

  3. Completion of Criminal Background Check - Once a completed application is received, a fingerprint packet will be sent to the mailing address indicated on the application.  The fingerprint packet is to be completed and returned to the Board for processing.  Do not submit fingerprint cards with the application - they will be shredded. 

GENERAL INFORMATION: Please read all application instructions and the laws and rules governing the practice of pharmacy before completing your application. Applications which are incomplete will not be processed until all required documentation and fees have been received. Applications are reviewed in date order of receipt. You must notify the Board office immediately of any changes that affect in any way your application or responses to questions on the application. Examples include arrests or convictions; change of name, address, or telephone number; licensure or disciplinary actions in another state; and incorrect answers to a question.

Individuals are required to report to the Board, within ten days, a change of name, address, or pharmacy employment. Changes to your address and employment may be made through your online profile. Name changes can be made using the Individual Licensee/Registrant Online Notification of Name Change form

Original Licensure Information
Duplicate License
Pharmacist License Renewal

If you are unable to find the information you need, after reviewing the website, contact the Board office

Printed from the Iowa Board of Pharmacy website on July 30, 2021 at 1:47pm.