Chapter 480-2 LICENSURE AS A PHARMACIST
Applicants for licensure by examination must complete an application on a form approved by the Georgia State Board of Pharmacy ("Board"), have attained the age of majority, be of good moral character, have graduated and received a professional degree from a college or school approved by the Board, as provided in Rule 480-2-.02, have completed an internship program approved by the Board, as provided in Rule 480-2-.03, have sucessfully passed examinations approved by the Board and have paid the requisite fee.
Applicants applying for a license to practice pharmacy by examination must be a graduate of:
|(1)||A generally recognized school or college of pharmacy located in the United States, being one who has obtained candidate status or is approved by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education (A.C.P.E.); or|
|(2)||A school or college of pharmacy located outside of the United States, provided that graduates of such foreign schools or college may be deemed qualified to apply to practice as pharmacists or pharmacy interns if and only if the Board, after a review of the graduate's verified academic records, finds that the graduate is qualified and, in the case of a graduate who seeks licensure as a pharmacist, has passed the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Examination (FPGEC), and the Test of Spoken English, and the Test of English as a foreign language, all administered by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy. (NABP)|
Applicants applying for licensure by examination must complete 1500 hours of pharmacy internship or its equivalent as provided by the Board. An applicant for licensure by examination shall submit to the Board a certification that states that the applicant has satisfied the required 1500 hours of pharmacy practice experience, which shall include practice experience in both a retail and hospital practice setting, in accordance with the standards set by the Board. An applicant for examination shall submit the certification in writing and signed under oath by a duly authorized representative of the applicant's school or college of pharmacy on a form approved by the Board.
|(2)||Each school or college of pharmacy must submit, on an annual basis, for the Board's approval, a summary of course and experiences, as well as the internship credit hours for each course and experience, which are to be used for the B.S. program or the Pharm. D. program. Each school of pharmacy must also submit for Board approval, on an annual basis a list of preceptors in the internship programs. The Board reserves the right to approve or disapprove any individual courses, experience programs or preceptors.|
|(1)|| For licensure,
an individual must successfully pass the NAPLEX, a jurisprudence examination
approved by the Board and a practical examination approved by the Board.
NAPLEX examination is made available throughout the year, with the
jurisprudence and practical portions of the examinations being given at
specified times. Applications must be in the Board office in accordance with
the deadlines established by the Board.
|(3)||The Board will provide reasonable accommodation to a qualified applicant with a disability in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The request for an accommodation by an individual with a disability must be made in writing and received in the Board's office by the application deadline along with appropriate documentation, as indicated in the Request for Disability Accommodation Guidelines.|
|(a)|| In order for a
pharmacist currently licensed in another jurisdiction to obtain a license as a
pharmacist from the Board, an applicant shall:
|(b)||No applicant may be granted a license by reciprocity if that person has failed the examination for licensure as a pharmacist in this state.|
|(c)||No applicant shall be eligible for reciprocity unless the state in which the applicant is licensed as a pharmacist also grants license reciprocity to pharmacist duly licensed by examination in this state under like circumstances.|
As used in this rule:
Temporary licenses for service members, transitioning service members, and
|(3)|| Temporary licenses
for pharmacy residents.
All other temporary licenses.