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CHECKLIST OF REQUIREMENTS FOR CANADIAN PHARMACISTS
OR STUDENTS TO DO IN ORDER TO BECOME LICENSED
AS A PHARMACIST IN THE STATE OF MINNESOTA

 

The following method of licensure is available to Canadian pharmacists who graduated from a CCAPP accredited College of Pharmacy in 1993 through June 30, 2004.

 

IF YOU ARE A GRADUATE OF A COLLEGE OF PHARMACY IN CANADA, WHICH HAS A CURRICULUM THAT IS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH, YOU WILL NEED TO DO THE FOLLOWING:

   1.   Submit a letter to the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy, which outlines your work experience as an intern and as a pharmacist in Canada.  This letter should be submitted to the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy as soon as possible, as it will need to go before the Board of Pharmacy for approval.  The Board of Pharmacy meets approximately four times a year.  If the Board does not approve your internship or work as a pharmacist in Canada as meeting our internship requirements you will need to obtain additional internship experience.  Please contact the Board office for further information regarding internship requirements

   2.   Request a packet of information for the Board examinations.

   3.   You must complete the board eligibility application and submit it to the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy with the appropriate fee, along with all supporting documentation that is required.  You will also need to send the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX), and Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (MPJE). applications and appropriate fee to the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP).

   4.   You must pass the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) and Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (MPJE).

   5.   You must pay the Board of Pharmacy the required Original Licensure Fee.

   6.   You may then begin working as a pharmacist.

 

IF YOU ARE A GRADUATE OF A COLLEGE OF PHARMACY IN CANADA, WHICH DOES NOT HAVE A CURRICULUM THAT IS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH, IF YOU ARE LICENSED AS A PHARMACIST IN CANADA AND YOU GRADUATED FROM A COLLEGE OF PHARMACY OUTSIDE OF CANADA OR THE UNITED STATES, OR IF YOU GRADUATED FROM A CCAPP ACCREDITED COLLEGE OF PHARMACY PRIOR TO 1993 OR AFTER JUNE 30, 2004, YOU WILL NEED TO DO THE FOLLOWING:

   1.   Pass the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Examination and become certified by the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Commission.  To obtain information about this examination, please contact the FPGEC at 1600 Feehanville Drive, Mount Prospect, IL 60056 or call 1-847-391-4406.

   2.   Once you have become certified by the FPGEC, you should send us a copy of your certification papers and request an internship registration form, if you are planning on doing your internship in the state of Minnesota.  We will mail an intern registration form to you once we have verified your certification.

   3.   Obtain 1600 hours of internship after becoming certified.  If you obtain your internship in Minnesota, you must complete our internship forms and the internship manual.  If you obtain your internship outside of Minnesota, you must have the state in which you obtained your internship certify that information to us.             

   4.   Complete the board eligibility application and submit it to the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy with the appropriate fee, along with all supporting documentation that is required.

   5.   You must complete the applications for the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) and Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence (MPJE) examinations and submit them to National Association of Boards of Pharmacy Examination (NABP), along with the required fee.  (Please follow the instructions in the booklet you can obtain from the NABP web site at www.nabp.net.)

   6.   You must pass the NAPLEX and MPJE.

   7.   You need to have a Social Security Number prior to receiving your grade from NAPLEX and MPJE and prior to paying your Original Licensure Fee. 

   8.   You must pay the Board of Pharmacy the required Original Licensure Fee.

   9.   You may begin working as a pharmacist.


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