Board of Pharmacy - Licensing - Individual Licenses

 

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 Pharmacist by Examination (NAPLEX) Instructions

The Following is the Application Procedure:

  1. Complete and pass the NAPLEX/MPJE via NABP.  Please contact NABP at www.nabp.pharmacy to register for the examinations.  Please DO NOT file your application for a Maine license until you have passed both the NAPLEX and MPJE examinations.
  2. 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, MasterCard, American Express or Discover - see credit card authorization section of the application).
  3. Score results are available to you via the NABP Portal.
  4. Upon receipt, the application will be reviewed to determine your eligibility for licensure.  Once your license is issued this Office emails licenses from noreply@maine.gov

Licensure by Score Transfer Instructions

The Following is the Application Procedure:

  1. Complete and pass the NAPLEX/MPJE via NABP.  Please contact NABP at www.nabp.pharmacy to register for the examinations.  Please DO NOT file you application for a Maine license until you have passed the examinations.
  2. 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, MasterCard, American Express or Discover- see credit card authorization section of the application).
  3. Score results are available to you via the NABP Portal.
  4. Upon receipt, the application will be reviewed to determine your eligibility for licensure.  Once your license is issued this Office emails licenses from noreply@maine.gov

Licensure by Reciprocity/Endorsement - Instructions

The Following is the Application Procedure:

  1. Complete and pass the MPJE via NABP.  Please contact NABP at www.nabp.pharmacy  Please DO NOT file your application for licensure until you have passed the examination.
  2. Complete the Preliminary Application for Transfer of Pharmaceutic Licensure form from NABP (http://www.nabp.pharmacy). Include this application with your Maine reciprocity/endorsement application.
  3. Complete the application for licensure by reciprocity/endorsement 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, MasterCard, American Express or Discover - see credit card authorization section of the application).
  4. Score results are available to you via the NABP Portal.
  5. Submit the NABP Preliminary Transfer application, fee of $96.00 payable to Maine State Treasurer, proof of age, official transcripts, license verification(s), good moral character form, proof of internship if applicable, criminal conviction documentation if applicable, and disciplinary documentation if applicable.
  6. Upon receipt, the applications will be reviewed to determine your eligibility for licensure. Once your license is issued this Office emails licenses from noreply@maine.gov

Renewal fees and information

Fees

  • Annual Renewal Fee $75.00

Term

  • Renews annually on December 31st

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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.

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 emailed to the email address on file at least 30 days prior to the license expiration date. It is the licensee's responsibility to keep the Board informed of current contact information and to see that the license is renewed absent the renewal application. Reminder includes licensee’s access code which, along with license number, is required for online renewal.
  • 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.

 

Collaborative Drug Therapy Management for Currently Licensed Maine Pharmacist

The Maine Board of Pharmacy is pleased to announce that a Maine licensed pharmacist may apply for Collaborative Drug Therapy Management.  The license does not require a license fee.

Once approved, a license will be issued that signifies your authorization to practice Collaborative Drug Therapy Management.  The expiration date for this license will coincide with the current pharmacist license expiration date.  

In the event that a pharmacist files a late renewal (on or after January 1st annually and within the 90 day window for late filings, the pharmacist will be subject to the additional $50.00 late fee for renewal of the Collaborative Drug Therapy Management in addition to the pharmacist's license renewal fee of $75.00 and a late filing fee of $50.00.  A friendly reminder that once your license expires, your privilege to practice in Maine as a pharmacist, including collaborative drug therapy management practice ends.  The 90 day window for a late renewal filing does not grant you the privilege to practice under an expired license.

A person who does not hold a Maine pharmacist must apply for the Maine pharmacist license to be considered to a Collaborative Drug Therapy license.  You may apply for both at the same time.
Please review the laws on rules on collaborative drug therapy management at 32 MRS Chapter 117 and Board Rule Chapter 39.

For more information see the Board of Pharmacy FAQ's

How to apply

Fees

  • No fee is required

Term

  • Annual
  • December 31st

Requirements

Application for Collaborative Drug Therapy Management

The Following is the Application Procedure:

  1. Complete the application for Collaborative Drug Therapy Management as directed on the application.
  2. A copy of the Certificate from the Board of Pharmacy Specialties and 15 hours of continuing education; or Doctor of Pharmacy and 2 years professional experience and 15 hours of continuing education; or Doctor of Pharmacy and 3 years of professional experience and 15 hours of continuing education.  
  3. Upon receipt, the application will be reviewed to determine your eligibility. Once your completed application has been accepted, this office will issue your Collaborative Drug Therapy Management license.  

Renewal fees and information

Fees

  • Annual renewal fee NO FEE

Terms

  • Renews annually on December 31st with Pharmacist License

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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.

Requirements

  • Continuing Education:15 hours of Board approved Continuing Education, of which at least 5 hours must be in the areas of practice covered by the Collaborative Drug Therapy Management please refer to 32 MRS § 13735.

 

Administering Drugs and Immunizations for Currently Licensed Maine Pharmacist

The Maine Board of Pharmacy is pleased to announce that a Maine licensed pharmacist may apply for authorization to administer drugs and immunizations. 

Once approved, the pharmacist will receive a new license, which will include the text "authorized to administer drugs and immunizations." 

The expiration date of the authorization will coincide with the current pharmacist license expiration date. 

In the event that a pharmacist files a late renewal (on or after January 1, 2010 and within the 90 day window for late filings, the pharmacist will be subject to a late filing fee of $50.00.  A friendly reminder that once your license expires, your privilege to practice in Maine as a pharmacist ends.  The 90 day window for a late renewal filing does not grant you the privilege to practice under an expired license.

A person who does not hold a Maine pharmacist license may apply for authorization to administer drugs and immunizations when he or she applies for the Maine pharmacist license by using the application to apply for a Maine pharmacist license by Reciprocity/Endorsement or Score Transfer or Examination.  The option to request authorization to administer is contain therein.

For your convenience, the following is a link to PL 2009 Chapter 308 An Act to Allow Pharmacists to Administer Certain Immunizations http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/bills_124th/chappdfs/PUBLIC308.pdf

For more information see the Board of Pharmacy FAQ's

How to apply

Fees

  • Authorization to Administer Drugs & Immunizations for Currently Licensed Maine Pharmacist: No Fee

Term

  • Annual
  • December 31st

Requirements

Application for Authorization to Administer Drugs and Immunizations

The Following is the Application Procedure:

  1. Complete the application for Authorization to Administer Drugs & Immunizations as directed on the application.
  2. A copy of the 20 hour course of study or college transcript must be included with the application. (Training must be within 3 years immediately preceding this application for a certificate of administration).
  3. A copy of the Life Support Training (CPR) must be enclosed with the application.
  4. Upon receipt, the application will be reviewed to determine your eligibility. Once your completed application has been accepted, this office will issue your Authority to Administer Drugs & Immunizations.

Renewal fees and information

Fees

  • Annual renewal fee $0.00

Terms

  • Renews annually on December 31st with Pharmacist License

Renew Now with your current Pharmacist License

  • 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.

Requirements

  • 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.

 

Inactive Pharmacist

Inactive pharmacist means a pharmacist under the age of 65 who is not currently practicing pharmacy in the state of Maine. If an active pharmacist wants to change their license to inactive status, a request must be submitted, in writing, to the Board. During the time that a pharmacist is on inactive status, no continuing is required for renewal.

If a pharmacist wants to re-activate their license, a request must be submitted, in writing to the Board along with 15 hours of continuing action obtained during the previous calendar year.

How to apply

Fees

  • $50.00

Term

  • Annual
  • Cycle - This license currently renews annually on December 31. All licenses issued will expire on December 31.

Renewal fees and information

Fees

  • Annual renewal fee is $50.00.

Terms

  • This license currently renews annually on December 31. All licenses issued will expire on December 31.

Renew Now

  • 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.

Requirements

  • A late fee of $50.00 is assessed for licenses renewed after the license expiration date.
  • If any person fails or neglects to procure the annual nonnative renewal registration, notice of that failure having been mailed to that person's last known address by the board, after the expiration of 30 days following the issue of notice, that person's original registration shall expire. That person, in order to regain registration, shall be required to pay one renewal fee in addition to the sum of all fees that person may be in arrears.
  • Renewal reminders are emailed to the email address on file at least 30 days prior to the license expiration date. It is the licensee's responsibility to keep the Board informed of current contact information and to see that the license is renewed absent the renewal application. Reminder includes licensee’s access code which, along with license number, is required for online renewal.

 

Inactive Senior Pharmacist

Inactive senior pharmacist means a pharmacist age 65 or over who is not currently practicing pharmacy in the state of Maine.

If an active pharmacist wants to change their license to inactive status, a request must be submitted, in writing, to the Board. During the time that a pharmacist is on inactive status, no continuing is required for renewal. If a pharmacist wants to reactivate their license, a request must be submitted, in writing to the Board along with 15 hours of continuing action obtained during the previous calendar year

How to apply

Fees

  • $15.00

Term

  • Annual
  • Cycle -This license currently renews annually on December 31. All licenses issued will expire on December 31.

Renewal fees and information

Fees

  • Annual renewal fee is $15.00.

Term

  • This license currently renews annually on December 31. All licenses issued will expire on December 31.

Renew Now

  • 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.

Requirements

  • A late fee of $50.00 is assessed for licenses renewed after the license expiration date.
  • If any person fails or neglects to procure the annual nonnative renewal registration, notice of that failure having been mailed to that person's last known address by the board, after the expiration of 30 days following the issue of notice, that person's original registration shall expire. That person, in order to regain registration, shall be required to pay one renewal fee in addition to the sum of all fees that person may be in arrears.
  • 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.

 

Pharmacy Technician, Student Pharmacist or Pharmacy Graduate

Pharmacy technician or Student Pharmacist means a person employed by a pharmacy who works in a supportive role to, and under the direct supervision of, a licensed pharmacist.

How to apply

Fees

  • Pharmacy Technician License fee: $41.00 
  • Criminal background check fee: $21.00
  • No Fee for Pharmacy Technician applicable only to the following persons employed by an Opioid Treatment Program and who holds a valid license issued by the State Board of Nursing; Advanced practice registered nurse, Registered professional nurse and Licensed practical nurse

Term

  • Annual
  • December 31st

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Requirements

The following is the application procedure:

  • Complete the application for registration. Include appropriate fee (check or money order payable to Treasurer State of Maine, VISA, or MasterCard)
  • Submit application and required forms, along with the appropriate fees together to the following:

    Maine Board of Pharmacy
    35 State House Station
    Augusta, ME 04333

Renewal fees and information

Fees

  • Annual renewal fee is $0.00.

Terms

  • One-time initial fee.
  • This license expires December 31st annually.
  • You are subject to an annual renewal at no cost.
  • 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 $50.00. 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 emailed to the email address on file at least 30 days prior to the license expiration date. It is the licensee's responsibility to keep the Board informed of current contact information and to see that the license is renewed absent the renewal application. Reminder includes licensee’s access code which, along with license number, is required for online renewal.

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