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Frequently Asked Questions

I am having difficulty opening some of the forms.

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How many intern hours are required for licensure in the state of Massachusetts?

There is a minimum of 1500 hours.

What if I was educated in a foreign country?

Applicant must first contact NABP to be approved to take the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Examination (FPGEE) before applying for an intern registration. The applicant does not have to take the exam. The applicant only has to be approved for it.

If I answered 'yes' to the conviction question on the application, what should be submitted?

Criminal Offender Record Information Request Form (click here for form)

Court documents regarding incident
Personal statement about incident

I worked as an intern in Massachusetts but I want to be licensed in another state, how do I get my intern hours transferred?

Submit a letter and a check for $15 to:
MA Board of Pharmacy
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Department of Public Health
Division of Health Professions Licensure
Massachusetts Board of Registration in Pharmacy
239 Causeway Street, Suite 500, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02114

I worked intern hours in another state, how do I get those transferred to MA?

Contact the Board of Pharmacy of the state worked in as an intern and have them write a letter to PCS on their letterhead and show how many hours were recorded.
How do I change my address?

Email or fax the information to the coordinator.
Fax: 615-846-0153
Email: [email protected]

What if I don't have my preceptor, do I need to leave section F on Form A blank?

Yes.

Can I submit in hours that I received before I was registered?

No.


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