Supplemental Documents – Must Be Mailed to TSBP:
Use the Application receipt/confirmation page as a cover sheet to: Texas State Board of Pharmacy, 333 Guadalupe Street, Ste 3-600, Austin, TX 78701. Faxed Copies Will Not Be Accepted
- Copy of an official identification (driver’s license or state issued ID) containing a photograph and signature;
- Copy of your social security card;
- Graduation Affidavit (form provided on web). Completed and submitted by College of Pharmacy or a copy of your FPGEC Certificate; and
- Copy of your birth certificate. Permanent Resident Card, naturalization paper or passport, may be substituted for birth certificate.
- If your name is different on any of the above documents, you must send a legal document of a court ordered change of name (i.e., marriage certificate).
DO NOT CUT OUT COPIES, DO NOT LAMINATE, BLACK AND WHITE IS ALLOWED. PLACE ALL ON ONE SHEET IF YOU WISH.
Certification of 1500 Pharmacist Intern Hours
Graduates from an ACPE accredited college of pharmacy may have internship hours reported on the Graduation affidavit (after July, 2007).
Obtain Fingerprint Session
In order for TSBP to conduct a background check you are required to complete a fingerprint session through Fingerprint Applicant Services of Texas. After an application is submitted, the applicant will receive an email with fingerprint instructions attached. This form is referred to as the "Fast Pass Fingerprint" form. If you do not receive the Fastpass form, email email@example.com.
NOTE: Out of state applicants will also receive a packet with a fingerprint form and instructions sheet because the approved state vendor does not always allow a digital scan. The fingerprint packet is automatically mailed to the address provided on an application within 2 to 3 weeks of the date an application is submitted.
Processing Time- Allow 6 Weeks Before Contacting the Board
Applications are placed in date order according to the date they are received. One staff person processes applications; answers emails/telephone calls, approves applicants to NABP weekly, and processes grades weekly. Due to the high volume of applications received, it is generally 6 weeks before applications are reviewed.
Refrain from contacting the TSBP staff for a status of an application or receipt of supplemental documents until 6 weeks has past from date printed on the application receipt. Notification are sent to applicants, in writing, of any inefficiencies or supplemental documents not received at the time the application is reviewed (does not include verification of Intern hours). Contacting TSBP staff prior to the 6 weeks waiting period will further delay the application process and the receipt of the Authorization to Test from NABP. NABP will be notified once each week of applicants approved by TSBP to take the examination. The testing center will contact the applicant in writing via letter or email (if provided to NABP), with instruction on how to schedule an examination.
Examination results (pass, fail, or score) are downloaded from NABP once a week. Notification of Examination results are given in a written letter which is mailed via U.S. Postal Service generally the last part of the week or the following business day. Examination results WILL NOT BE DISCLOSED OVER THE TELEPHONE, FAXED, OR EMAILED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. Examination results are processed by computer and the standard processing time for NAPLEX and MPJE results is approximately 3 WEEKS. Every effort is made to process and mail results as soon as possible. DO NOT CALL, OR EMAIL TSBP STAFF, OR HAVE SOMEONE ELSE CALL OR EMAIL TSBP STAFF FOR EXAMINATION RESULTS. Contacting TSBP prior to the 3 week processing time delays the processing of results for all applicants. Your cooperation will ensure that the Board staff can devote their time to the task of accurately processing the results for everyone.
NOTE: Texas is participating in a pilot project which allows you to view your score on a secure website at: www.nabp.net/programs/examination/naplex/naplex-and-mpje-score-results. DO NOT CALL, OR EMAIL TSBP STAFF, or have someone else call or email TSBP staff regarding the score displayed online. Contacting TSBP prior to the 3 week processing time delays the processing of results for all applicants. WARNING: An examination result displayed on NABP.net does not indicate that a license has been issued by the Texas State Board of Pharmacy. Allow 3 weeks for a result letter, license notification, or retake instructions to arrive in the mail.
Once a license is issued, it may be verified at: http://www.tsbp.state.tx.us/dbsearch/pht_search.asp.
Based on Rule 283.9, once an applicant has successfully completed all requirements for licensure, a license will be issued with a 30 day expiration date. The first renewal fee must be paid within the first 30 days of licensure.