Pharmacy Support Persons
A pharmacy support person (PSP) is an individual who assists in the non technical functions of the practice of pharmacy, enabling the pharmacist to provide pharmaceutical care to the patient. The supervisory pharmacist is responsible for the actions of a pharmacy support person or other supportive personnel.
All pharmacy support persons are required to register with the Board by completing and submitting an initial pharmacy support person registration application for registration within 30 days of accepting employment in an Iowa pharmacy. An individual who fails to register may be subject to disciplinary sanctions.
Other health care providers who assist in the non technical functions of the practice of pharmacy and who are actively licensed or registered in their profession are also required to register as a pharmacy support person. Registered pharmacist-interns are exempt from PSP registration
Registrations expire on the last day of the birth month of the registrant, every two years. Registration renewal is the registrant's responsibility. As a courtesy, the board office sends a registration renewal notice to each registrant at least 60 days prior to registration expiration, however the option to renew will not be available more than 60 days prior to your renewal date. The renewal notice is sent via email to the registrant’s last known email address. Failure of the registrant to receive the notice does not relieve the registrant of responsibility for renewing that registration prior to its expiration. A registration can be renewed online or by paper application
Renew your registration online under Online Services. A valid credit or debit card (Visa, Mastercard, or Discover) is required for online renewal. There will be a $2.00 convenience fee charged for online renewal and payment. Your renewal certificate will be mailed to you within a few days of your online renewal. The Iowa Board of Pharmacy's online database was released in early 2018. Unless you previously signed up for an account in 2018 you will not have a user login and will need to sign up for an account.
Complete a paper renewal application, available online on the Forms page. Submit your completed application with any required documentation and a check or money order payable to the Iowa Board of Pharmacy for the required fee.
You are required to submit a copy of your government issued ID to renew your registration.
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
For more information on PSPs, including the duties that may be performed by PSPs, see 657 I.A.C. Chapter 5 Pharmacy Support Persons.
For more information or questions, contact the Board office.