Frequently Asked Questions

The Board staff has put together answers to many Frequently Asked Questions. Please review these prior to calling or emailing with your question.
Please also review the Newsletter articles available. An index is available here.

Topics include:

FAQs - Licensing and Registration-click on topic
Licensing and Registration
Certification for Technicians
Graduates of Foreign Schools
Applications or Renewals with Criminal History
Continuing Education

FAQs - Pharmacy Practice
Issuance of Multiple Prescriptions for Schedule II Controlled Substances
Long Term Care Facilities
Prescriptions and Labels
Controlled Substances
PICs, PHI, CQI and Miscellaneous


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?