Frequently Asked Questions


Licensing & Registration

  • Can I have a different name on my license or registration?

  • How can I change my name with the Board?

  • Can I apply for a license, registration, or permit online?

  • Can I submit my license, registration or permit application in person?

  • Where can I get a fingerprint card?

  • Where can I get fingerprinted?

  • How long does it take to process the background check?

  • What is the cost of the background check?

  • How can I find out the status of my application?

  • How long does it take to get a license, registration, or permit?

  • Why does my tech registration start with a 24- instead of a 14- prefix?

  • Does Kansas have reciprocity with other states?

  • How can I update my contact information with the Board?

  • Can I request a duplicate license/registration?

  • Can I find out if a license has been suspended or revoked?

  • I’ve been hired as a pharmacy technician. If I submit a pharmacy technician application to the Kansas Board of Pharmacy, can I work as a pharmacy technician for 30 days without an active registration?

  • How do I submit my intern experience hours to get licensed as a Pharmacist?

  • I’m a military spouse. Is there any way to expedite my application?

Certification for Technicians


  • Who can file a complaint?

  • How do I file a complaint?

  • What should I submit with my complaint?

  • How will I know that the Board received my complaint?

  • What happens to my complaint once received?

  • Who investigates a complaint?

  • What happens during an investigation?

  • How long does an investigation take?

  • Will I be notified about the outcome of the investigation?

  • Can I find out who filed a complaint against me or my business?

  • How can I find out if there have been complaints or disciplinary action against a licensee or pharmacy?

  • Can I file a complaint anonymously?

Graduates of Foreign Schools

Applications or Renewals with Criminal History


  • Can I renew online?

  • When does my license, registration, or permit expire?

  • Do my Continuing Education (CE) hours have to be completed before I can renew?

  • When does my renewal have to be received by the Board office?

  • Can I renew my license/registration/permit after it has expired?

  • How early can I renew my license, registration, or permit?

  • Do I have to pay the renewal fees and take continuing education if my license is on inactive status?

Continuing Education (CE)

  • How many CE hours do I need?

  • What is a CEU?

  • How do I request approval of a CE course or program?

  • Can a licensee request approval of CE course or program if he/she is not the provider?

  • How do I know if a CE course or program is approved in Kansas?

  • Can I carry-over unused CE hours from one license period to another?

  • Can I combine fractions of CE hours to receive full credit?

  • Do I have to send copies of my CE certificates to the Board?

  • Do I need to retain copies of my CE certificates?

  • Can I get CE hours by attending Board of Pharmacy meetings?

  • Can I request a waiver of my CE hours?

  • How do I submit my CE certificate to the Board?

  • How do I submit my CPE monitor to the Board?

  • Do I need to submit my CPE monitor?

  • Will my CE from Missouri, Oklahoma, or another state count in Kansas?

  • Can I request an extension of time to complete my CE?

  • If I have not obtained the required CE hours, can I renew my pharmacist license on inactive status?

  • What do I do if I receive a notice that my CE is being audited?

  • Can I use CE that I completed for my Pharmacy Technician national certification?

  • Do I have to take technician specific CE?



  • Can someone in my office enroll in K-TRACS?

  • Where can I get more information about using or reporting to K-TRACS?

  • Where can I find K-TRACS posters, brochures or patient notice information?



Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI)

Canceling or Changing a CII

  • How should a CII be cancelled?

  • What changes may a pharmacist make to a CII prescription?


  • May a pharmacy dispense controlled substance prescriptions pursuant to a fax?

  • Must the faxed prescription be manually signed by the prescriber or is an electronic signature sufficient?


  • When must an inventory of controlled substances be completed?

  • What drugs must be included?

Issuance of Multiple Prescriptions for Schedule II Controlled Substances


  • Can a practitioner prescribe methadone for the treatment of pain?

  • May a hospital administer methadone or buprenorphine (or any other controlled substance) to maintain an addiction?

  • Can a patient in a Long Term Care Facility (LTCF) receive methadone for maintenance of opioid addiction?

Newborns with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Quantity Limits

Partial Fills

Return Drugs for Future Dispensing

Theft or Loss


  • Can a pharmacy transfer a controlled substance prescription that is on hold or that has not been filled?

Weight Loss

  • Can a controlled substance be prescribed to treat weight loss?



Incident Reports

Licenses, Registrations, and Name Tags


Pharmacist-In-Charge (PIC)

  • Can a pharmacist be a PIC at more than one pharmacy?

  • What must be done when a PIC resigns?

  • What are the responsibilities of a PIC?

  • How much time must a PIC actually work in the pharmacy?


  • Who can write a prescription?

  • Can a Kansas pharmacy fill a foreign prescription?

  • Who may receive a new prescription?

  • Can a pharmacy accept a prescription for “Office Use”?

  • How long are prescriptions valid after a doctor moves out of state, retires or dies?



  • Does a technician have to be registered with the Board?

  • What functions may a technician perform?

  • What documentation must be kept concerning technician training?

  • What is the technician: Pharmacist ratio?

  • May a person function as a pharmacy technician before being registered with the Board?