Pharmacists

INITIAL PHARMACIST LICENSURE (NOT FOR RECIPROCITY)

Candidates applying for an initial pharmacist license (graduating from Pharmacy School), will need to complete the following steps:

  • Upon graduation request certificate of graduation to be sent to the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy from your Pharmacy School
  • Out of state candidates, request certification of hours to be sent to the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy from your State Board of Pharmacy
  • Mississippi requires completion of 1600 pre-licensure hours. 
  • Completion of a Mississippi Initial Pharmacist License Application and submission the MBP office along with completed Background Check Packet and $190 Money Order/Cashiers Check made payable to the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy. 
We cannot accept CASH payments. In the interim, candidates must register for the NAPLEX and MPJE on the National Association of Board of Pharmacies Website.

To register for the NAPLEX, click here.
To register for the MPJE, click here.

Upon completion of the application process, receipt of all pertinent documents, successful completion of the criminal background check, and completion of the registration process for the NAPLEX and the MPJE, the candidate will be released to take the exams. It takes approximately 24-48 hours after eligibility is granted to receive the Authorization To Test (ATT) number via email from Pearson Vue. After the candidate has secured an appointment to take the exam and the exam is taken it takes approximately 3-7 Business Days for the Board Office to receive the results. Upon receipt of the test results, the scores are entered into our licensing database and at the same time will be posted on the MBP Website by the ATT number. Please do not call the Board Office regarding scores, we are unable to discuss results or circumstances surrounding your results via telephone. Provided all steps are completed, your license will be processed and placed in the mail the same day. Once you verify your license online showing an active status, you may officially practice as a Pharmacist in the state of Mississippi.


All Pharmacists who wish to handle Controlled Substances in the state of Mississippi must obtain a Pharmacist Controlled Substances Registration. If you do not physically work in the state of Mississippi, this registration is not required.

PHARMACIST LICENSURE BY RECIPROCITY/TRANSFER

Should a Pharmacist licensed in another state seek to obtain a Mississippi Pharmacist License, he or she will need to complete the online NABP Initial Licensure Transfer Application.

*In order to qualify for reciprocity, the candidate must have taken and passed the NAPLEX in their home state. Even though this process is called Licensure Transfer, it does not affect your current license or licensure status.

Upon completion of the application process, receipt of all pertinent documents, successful completion of the criminal background check, and completion of the registration process for the MPJE, the candidate will be released to take the exam. It takes approximately 24-48 hours after eligibility is granted to receive the Authorization To Test (ATT) number via email from Pearson Vue. After the candidate has secured an appointment to take the exam and the exam is taken it takes approximately 3-7 Business Days for the Board Office to receive the results. Upon receipt of the test results, the scores are entered into our licensing database and at the same time will be posted on the MBP Website by the ATT number. Please do not call the Board Office regarding scores, we are unable to discuss results or circumstances surrounding your results via telephone. Provided all steps are completed, your license will be processed and placed in the mail the same day. Once you verify your license online showing an active status, you may officially practice as a Pharmacist in the state of Mississippi.

All Pharmacists who wish to handle Controlled Substances in the state of Mississippi must obtain a Pharmacist Controlled Substances Registration​. If you do not physically work in the state of Mississippi, this registration is not required.

RENEWALS FOR PHARMACIST LICENSE

Pharmacists Next Renewal Period begins January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019. Pharmacists Licenses may be renewed online. In order to renew online, all Pharmacists are required to:

  • Register with the Mississippi Prescription Monitoring Program (MSPMP). To register for the MSPMP, click here.
  • Complete 15 hours of Continuing Education (CE) with at least (5) hours being related to opioid abuse or other addiction related issues and at least (2) hours obtained via a live seminar. To read more about the New Continuing Education Requirements, click here.

    CHANGES TO PHARMACIST LICENSE

    In order to change your home address, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number, and/or place of employment, you must download and submit a Change Form for Licenses Application to the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy Office. *No fee is associated with this application.

    To download the Change Form for Licenses click here.

    You are able to update your home address, e-mail address, and telephone number via the online portal. To access the online portal, click here.

    In order to change your name, you will need to submit the Change Form for Licenses, legal document to support your name change (marriage license, divorce decree, etc...), and $25.00 processing fee via Money Order/Cashiers Check made payable to the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy office.


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