Pharmacist

Pharmacist means an individual licensed by this State to engage in the practice of pharmacy.

  1. "Chain pharmacist" means an individual who is practicing pharmacy within a chain; that is, where there is a corporate grouping of 4 or more stores. [1987, c. 710, §5 (new).]
  2. "Hospital pharmacist" means an individual who is practicing pharmacy in a hospital setting. [1987, c. 710, §5 (new).]
  3. "Independent pharmacist" means an individual who is practicing pharmacy in an independent pharmacy; that is, where there are fewer than 4 pharmacies under the same ownership. [1987, c. 710, §5 (new).]
  4. "Qualified assistant pharmacist" means an individual licensed by this State as a qualified assistant apothecary, qualified assistant or assistant pharmacist, provided that the license is in full force and effect, except for the right to serve as a "pharmacist in charge."

How to apply

Fees
  • Original Pharmacist: $75.00
  • Score Transfer: $75.00
  • Reciprocity/Endorsement: $75.00
  • Criminal background check fee: $21.00
Term
  • Annual
  • December 31
Requirements

    Application for Examination (NAPLEX) Instructions

    The Following is the Application Procedure:

    1. Complete the application for licensure by examination (check the appropriate box) as directed on the application with the appropriate fee. (payment may be made in the form of a check or money order payable to Treasurer, State of Maine, VISA or MasterCard - see credit card authorization form).
    2. To register for the NAPLEX and the Multi-State Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination, go to http://www.nabp.net/ .
    3. Upon receipt, the applications will be reviewed to determine your eligibility. Once your completed applications have been accepted, this office will submit the appropriate registration forms directly to NABP. You will then be notified, in writing, that your applications have been accepted and forwarded to NABP.
    4. NAPLEX and MPJE results are reported electronically to the Maine Board. The applicant will be notified, in writing, of a passing or failing score.

    Licensure by Score Transfer Instructions

    The Following is the Application Procedure:

    1. Complete the application for licensure by score transfer (check the appropriate box) as directed on the application with the appropriate fee. (payment may be made in the form of a check or money order payable to Treasurer, State of Maine, VISA or MasterCard - see credit card authorization form).
    2. To register for the Multi-State Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination, go to http://www.nabp.net/ . Please note if you are applying by score transfer, the score is valid for one year only from date of passing NAPLEX examination.
    3. Upon receipt, the applications will be reviewed to determine your eligibility. Once your completed applications have been accepted, this office will submit the appropriate registration forms directly to NABP. You will then be notified, in writing, that your applications have been accepted and forwarded to NABP.
    4. Score Transfer reports and MPJE results will be reported electronically to the Maine Board. The applicant will then be notified of a passing or failing score. If the applicant passes, a license will be issued without delay. If the applicant fails, please contact the Board Clerk for information on retaking the exam.

    Licensure by Reciprocity/Endorsement - Instructions

    The Following is the Application Procedure:

    1. Complete the application for licensure by reciprocity/endorsement (check the appropriate box) as directed on the application with the appropriate fee. (payment may be made in the form of a check or money order payable to Treasurer, State of Maine, VISA or MasterCard - see credit card authorization form).
    2. Complete the Preliminary Application for Transfer of Pharmaceutic Licensure form from NABP (http://www.nabp.net/ ). Include this application with your Maine reciprocity/endorsement application.
    3. To register for the Multi-State Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination, go to http://www.nabp.net/ . Please note if you are applying by score transfer, the score is valid for one year only from date of passing NAPLEX examination.
    4. Upon receipt, the applications will be reviewed to determine your eligibility. Once your completed applications have been accepted, this office will submit the appropriate registration forms directly to NABP. You will then be notified, in writing, that your applications have been accepted and forwarded to NABP.
    5. MPJE results will be reported electronically to the Maine Board. Upon passing the MPJE, a license will be issued without delay.
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Examination Application form

Score Transfer Application form

Reciprocity Application form

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Renewal fees and information

 

Fees
  • Annual Renewal Fee $75.00
Term
  • Renews annually on December 31st
Requirements
  • A late fee of $50.00 is assessed for licenses renewed after the license expiration date.
  • Licenses may be renewed up to 90 days after the date of expiration upon payment of a late fee of $50 in addition to the renewal fee. Any person who submits an application for renewal more than 90 days after license expiration date is subject to all requirements governing new applicants and is required to reapply with original license application, documentation and fees.
  • Renewal reminders are mailed 60 days prior to the license expiration date. It is the licensee's responsibility to keep the Board informed of the current license address and/or to see that the license is renewed absent the renewal application.
  • Continuing Education: 15 hours of Board approved Continuing Education, of which at least 2 hours must be in board-approved courses on drug administration as described in section 13702-A, subsection 28. The continuing professional pharmaceutical educational courses consist of postgraduate studies, institutes, seminars, workshops,lectures,conferences, extension studies, correspondence courses or such other forms of continuing professional pharmaceutical education as may be approved by the board.
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  • Fill out the online renewal application and submit.

    The Department must verify that you have met all the conditions for renewal before your license is renewed. Online submission of your renewal application should not be construed as automatic renewal of your license.

 

Last Updated: May 22, 2014