Original Licensure Info

ADA Accommodations

Examination

The Board of Pharmacy, in conjunction with the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP), provides for the administration of pharmacist licensure examinations daily, Monday through Saturday, excluding holidays, through the Pearson VUE Testing Centers. To take the NAPLEX or MPJE, candidates must meet the eligibility requirements of the Iowa Board of Pharmacy.

The licensure by examination fee is $297 and is payable to the Iowa Board of Pharmacy. This covers the administration free, an examination registration fee, a biennial license fee of $180, and the criminal background check processing fee of $45.  For more information and to apply, please see the instructions and application for licensure examination form. 

NAPLEX/MPJE Score Results

Reexamination Applications and Fees

Score Transfer

The Board of Pharmacy will accept a NAPLEX score transferred from another state board of pharmacy through NABP in lieu of the applicant's taking NAPLEX in Iowa. The NAPLEX score transfer fee charged by NABP is $75 per jurisdiction. Candidates may now submit a score transfer request to NABP up to 90 days after sitting for the examination.  Score transfer candidates will also be required to take and pass the Iowa Edition of the MPJE. Score transfer candidates must complete the requirements for licensure in Iowa within 12 months of the date of score transfer. 

The licensure by score transfer fee is $297 and is payable to the Iowa Board of Pharmacy. This covers the administration fee, an examination registration fee, a biennial license fee of $180, and the criminal background check processing fee of $45. For more information and to apply, please see the instructions and application for licensure by score transfer form.

More information on NABP's score transfer program and the NAPLEX Score Transfer Form can be found on The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy's Web site, including the Internet-based registration form and credit card payment fee process.  

License Transfer (Reciprocity)

The Board of Pharmacy will accept the transfer of a license to practice pharmacy from most states via the NABP license transfer program. The license being used as a basis for license transfer must be a license obtained by examination and that license must be current and in good standing. License transfer candidates will also be required to take and pass the Iowa Edition of the MPJE within 12 months.

The fee to the Iowa Board for license transfer is $315, which covers the administration fee, includes $180 for a biennial license, and the criminal background check processing fee of $45.

Foreign Graduates

The Board of Pharmacy will accept certification from the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination Committee as the educational requirement for pharmacist licensure. In addition to such certification, candidates must complete all of the remaining requirements for licensure by examination including 1500 hours of internship and passing the NAPLEX and MPJE examinations. Fees shall be as identified under licensure by examination.

 

Printed from the Iowa Board of Pharmacy website on August 06, 2020 at 11:05am.