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Licensing Info, Forms, Fees & Procedures

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Oregon Administrative Rules relating to continuing education: 
OAR 855 Division 21 Pharmacist Continuing Education for Renewal 
OAR 855 Division 25 Certified Oregon Pharmacy Technicians and Pharmacy Technicians
  
OAR 855-025-0020(8) A certified pharmacy technician must obtain certificates of completion that show the date and number of hours earned to document continuing education credit earned and must keep the certificates of completion for three years from the date of the program. 
  
  
CE Online Exam and Approval Applications    
  
Pharmacist Associations 
American Pharmacists Association (APhA) 
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) 
National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) 
Oregon Society of Health-System Pharmacists (OSHP) 
Oregon State Pharmacists Association (OSPA) 
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PHARMACISTS

Pharmacist Information
  

To register for the Pharmacist exams through NABP, you need to complete an eligibility form on the NABP website. 
 
You cannot apply for licensure in Oregon until you have passed the NAPLEX and the MPJE.   
  • Click on the link below for more information on how to become licensed as a Pharmacist in Oregon as well as access to the checklists and application.  


Please read all of the information carefully to avoid a delay in licensure and possible overpayment of fees.  All fees are non-refundable.
 

To become licensed as a Pharmacist in Oregon*

 Please note:  Do not submit the Eligibility Request Form to NABP until you have graduated.  You must submit transcripts to the NABP to be eligible to take the exams. 

PIC Information

 

Registry for Limited Liablity for Pharmacists
Per ORS 855-019-0123:

(1) A pharmacist may register with the Board for the limitation on liability provided by ORS 676.340, which provides a licensee with specific exemptions from liability for the provision of pharmacy services without compensation under the terms of the law.
 
(2) A no cost registration may be issued by the Board upon receipt of a completed application. Registration requires submission of a signed form provided by the Board in accordance with ORS 676.345(2).
 
(3) Registration will expire at the licensee’s next license renewal date and may be renewed biennially. It is the licensee’s responsibility to ensure his or her active registration in this program.
 
(4) Nothing in this section relieves licensee from the responsibility to comply with Board regulations and still may be subject to disciplinary actions.
 
(5) Pharmacists providing care under the provisions of ORS 676.340 and 676.345 remain subject to the Board complaint investigation process articulated in ORS 676.175.
 
Please click here to access the online registration form.  PLEASE NOTE:  You will not receive a paper license.  Your registry information will be displayed on the Board of Pharmacy's Online License Lookup.  Please allow up to two weeks for this information to be displayed.
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INTERNS


 

Intern Information & Forms 
 

  • Intern Application - Please note:  application processing time is approximately 1 month.  May be longer depending upon the circumstances. 
    • Fingerprinting FAQ's
      • Click here for a printable copy of the FAQs. 
      • If you have already completed a fingerprint background within the last 12 months, you will not need to repeat the fingerprinting process again unless requested.   

        This 12 month rule applies to any license application. Regardless of your existing license type or the license you are applying for, if you have provided fingerprints to the Board of Pharmacy within the past 12 months, you will not normally be asked for another set of prints. All fees are non-refundable. 

 

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CERTIFIED OREGON PHARMACY TECHNICIANS

Certified Oregon Pharmacy Technician Information & Forms 

 

NOTICE TO ALL NEW APPLICANTS: 

If you have passed a national certification exam through PTCB or the National Healthcareer Association (the ExCPT) please download and complete the Certified Oregon Pharmacy Technician License Application, or you can email us at pharmacy.board@state.or.us to request an application.
  • Certified Oregon Pharmacy Technician License  Application - Please note:  application processing time is approximately 1 month.  May be longer depending upon the circumstances. 
    • Fingerprinting FAQ's
      • Click here for a printable copy of the FAQs. 
      • If you have already completed a fingerprint background within the last 12 months, you will not need to repeat the fingerprinting process again unless requested.   

        This 12 month rule applies to any license application. Regardless of your existing license type or the license you are applying for, if you have provided fingerprints to the Board of Pharmacy within the past 12 months, you will not normally be asked for another set of prints. All fees are non-refundable. 
Related Links: 
  
National Healthcareer Association (ExCPT)  
  
Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)​
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PHARMACY TECHNICIANS

 

Pharmacy Technician Information & Forms 
 

NOTICE TO ALL NEW APPLICANTS:  

 

The Pharmacy Technician license expires the second June 30 from the date of issue and is not to exceed more than two years per Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR) 855-025-0010 (1)

This means that:
  • Pharmacy Technician licenses issued between 7/1/16 - 6/30/17 will expire 6/30/18
  • Pharmacy Technician licenses issued between 7/1/17 - 6/30/18 will expire 6/30/19
  • Pharmacy Technician licenses issued between 7/1/18 - 6/30/19 will expire 6/30/20.
 

This allows pharmacy technicians more than a year, but not more than two years to become nationally certified and apply for/obtain the Board’s Certified Oregon Pharmacy Technician  license.  You must take and pass a national certification exam and apply to become licensed as a Certified Oregon Pharmacy Technician prior to your expiration date to continue working as a technician.

Pharmacy Technicians and Certified Oregon Pharmacy Technicians must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED per Oregon Administrative Rule 855-025-0005 (1).

  
To be licensed as a Certified Oregon Pharmacy Technician, you must: 

  • Have a high school diploma or GED at the time the Board issues the license; 
  • Take and pass a national certification exam through PTCB or NHA;    
    National Healthcareer Association 
    (ExCPT)  
    800-499-9092 
    http://www.nhanow.com/
    Pharmacy Technician 
    Certification Board (PTCB) 
    800-363-8012 
    www.ptcb.org 

                                                                                          
    NOTE:  Testing is NOT offered by the Oregon Board of Pharmacy.

You must contact PTCB or NHA for all information on testing and certification.
  
  • Once you have received your national certification, apply for and receive your Certified Oregon Pharmacy Technician license. We will run a national fingerprint-based criminal background check in conjunction with this application. We recommend that you submit the complete application at least 4 weeks before your current license expires. 
  
You WILL NOT be allowed to work as a pharmacy technician after your license expires unless you have received your Certified Oregon Pharmacy Technician license. 
  
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FACILITIES

Nonprescription Drug Outlet Registration Applications   

List of Drug Distribution Agents, Wholesalers, and Manufacturers licensed in Oregon - Updated 10/31/16


Retail & Institutional Drug Outlets 
  
NOTICE TO ALL NEW APPLICANTS:  
In addition to submitting an Oregon application and fee, all out-of state Retail Drug Outlets, Drug Distribution Agents, Manufacturers and Wholesalers must include license verification from their resident state.  This is required for all new outlet applications, location changes, and name changes. 
  
New or relocated pharmacies must submit a floor plan. The floor plan may be hand drawn but it must be drawn to scale.  Your floor plan must include the location of the following:  refrigerator, sink, windows, and doors.  Please also indicate how the windows and doors are secured. 
  
Wholesalers & Manufacturers 
 
  
In addition to submitting an Oregon application and fee, all out-of state Retail Drug Outlets, Drug Distribution Agents, Manufacturers and Wholesalers must include license verification from their resident state.  This is required for all new outlet applications, location changes, and name changes.   
 
If you have questions, please contact the Board at pharmacy.board@state.or.us.
   

Other Establishment Registrations
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FORMS

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ADMINISTRATIVE FEES

In accordance with OAR 855-110-0015(4), the Board of Pharmacy establishes the following schedule of Administrative Fees:   
  
These fees are in addition to the licensing fees listed in OAR 855-110.​
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ACTIVE LICENSE STATISTICS

As of September 1, 2017

Animal Euthanasia 27
Certified Oregon Pharmacy Technician 6570
Charitable Pharmacy 12
Community Health Clinic 123
Consulting / Drugless Pharmacy 12
Controlled Substance 1988
Correctional Facility 55
Drug Distribution Agent 247
Federal Preceptor 21
Home Dialysis Drug Outlet 5
Hospital Drug Room 26
Institutional Drug Outlet 144
Intern 866
Manufacturer 1049
Med Device/Equip/Gases-C 474
Non-Pharmacist Preceptor 14
Non-Prescript Drug Outlet-A 2333
Non-Prescript Drug Outlet-B 97
Non-Prescript Drug Outlet-D 1
Non-Prescript Drug Outlet-E 1
Pharmacist 7400
Pharmacy Technician 1229
Preceptor 3058
Precursor 15
Prophylactic/Contraceptive 14
Remote Distribution Facility 4
Retail Drug Outlet 1329
Supervising Physician Dispensing Outlet 32
Wholesaler - Class III 147
Wholesaler - Nonprescription 129
Wholesaler with Prescription 457
Total: 27879

 

 

 

 

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