Pharmacists

Licensure by Reciprocity & Transfer

The Kansas State Board of Pharmacy does not review eligibility for a pharmacist’s application for licensure by reciprocity or transfer before it is submitted to NABP. Review of the instructions found below qualify as having contacted the Board.

The Licensure Application by Reciprocity/Transfer is for pharmacists that have been licensed in another state for more than 90 days and did not transfer their NAPLEX score to Kansas. The fee to apply is $172. If you have an active intern registration in Kansas, you may only need to pay $125. Please contact the Board at pharmacy@ks.gov for more information.

Licensure by Exam

Testing Resources

In order to receive an authorization to test number, you must be registered for the Kansas MPJE or NAPLEX tests through NABP, and the Kansas Board of Pharmacy must have received your complete Pharmacist by Exam application.
The Application for New Pharmacist License is for recent pharmacy school graduates or individuals who have passed the NAPLEX in the past 90 days and had their score transferred to Kansas. The application fee is $147. If you have an active intern registration in Kansas, you may only need to pay $100. Please contact the Board at pharmacy@ks.gov for more information.

Use the following forms and instructions to complete the application process:

Foreign Pharmacy Graduate

A foreign pharmacy graduate is a pharmacist whose undergraduate degree was conferred by a recognized school of pharmacy not based in the U.S. Use the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Licensure Instructions to complete the application process.

Applications with Personal History

If you answered “yes” to any of the personal history questions on the application, you must fully and truthfully report your entire personal history using the following form:

Current Pharmacists

If you are a currently licensed Kansas pharmacist, use the following forms to update the Board about changes in your contact information or to request additional license information:
If you would like your immunization certification noted on your pocket card, please provide the Board with a certificate similar to this immunization certificate example.

License Renewal

The Kansas pharmacist renewal period is mid-May through June 30 each year. Pharmacists renew their licenses every two years.

All renewals should be completed through the Board’s Online Licensing Portal. Pharmacists are required to complete 30 hours of continuing education with each renewal within the two-year licensing period, i.e., July 1, 2019-June 30, 2021, for a license expiring June 30, 2021.

Renewals with Personal History

If you answered “yes” to any of the personal history questions on the application, provide a detailed written statement on the Personal History Form explaining your offense history, related facts or events, and the reasons the applicant deserves to be licensed.

Application for Reinstatement

If your pharmacist license has been revoked by the Kansas Board of Pharmacy, you must wait a minimum of one year from the date of revocation before applying for reinstatement. To apply for reinstatement, use the following forms:

Frequently Asked Questions

Applications or Renewals with Criminal History

Graduates of Foreign Schools