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Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians Licensing & Renewals

  • Pharmacist Intern Registration Requirements & Application

    Pharmacy Intern Application Instructions

    1. Completed Application: Applications may be submitted online at MyLicense.IN.gov.
    2. Application fee $10.00: Pay by credit or debit card for applications submitted online. All application fees are nonrefundable.
    3. Positive Response Documentation: If you answer "Yes" to any questions on the application, explain fully in a statement that includes all details. Include the violation, location, date, cause number, and disposition. Submit copies of court documents for each instance to support the statement. Please upload at the time of application or log back into your account and use the License Update option.
    4. Name Change Documentation: Documentation of any legal name change if your name differs from that on any of your documents. Documentation may include a copy of your marriage certificate or divorce decree.  Please upload at the time of application or log back into your account and use the License Update option.
    5. Certificate of Enrollment or Graduation in Pharmacy EducationMust be completed and signed by the Secretary or Dean of the School of Pharmacy of which you are currently enrolled or are a graduate.  NOTE: Applicants who are graduates of a pharmacy program outside the United States do NOT need to have this section completed; you are required to submit proof of their Foreign Pharmacist Graduate Examination Committee (FPGEC) Certificate. There are no exceptions to the FPGEC Certificate.  Please upload at the time of application or log back into your account and use the License Update option.
    6. Sponsor Affidavit for Pharmacy Intern: Section of the paper application must be completed as follows:
      • applicants who are graduates from a non-accredited program must have an employer or sponsor who is an Indiana licensed pharmacist to check off in the appropriate box and sign the form.  Since graduates of non-accredited programs do not have the "Certificate of Enrollment or Graduation" section completed, the "Sponsor' Statement and Affidavit" is required to be completed in full and the application cannot be processed without this information.
        Please upload at the time of application or log back into your account and use the License Update option.
    7. Completed Affidavit of Experience – Pharmacist Intern Training Program Form: Completion of the practical experience requirements of the college of school of pharmacy from which the intern has graduated, if the curriculum of the college or school has been accredited by:
      • The American Council on Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE);
      • The Canadian Council on Pharmacy Accreditation
      • another board approved practical experience program.

    In the event the intern has graduated from a non-accredited program or has no practical experience as a part of their curriculum, the intern must complete a minimum of 1,500 hours of practical experience under the supervision of a pharmacist.  Please upload at the time of application or log back into your account and use the License Update option.

    Requirements & Application

    Practical experience requirements for registered pharmacist interns in Indiana may be satisfied by complying with either of the following:

    1. Completion of the practical experience requirements of the college of school of pharmacy from which the intern has graduated, if the curriculum of the college or school has been accredited by:
      1. The American Council on Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE);
      2. The Canadian Council on Pharmacy Accreditation
      3. another board approved practical experience program.
    2. In the event the intern has graduated from a non-accredited program or has no practical experience as a part of their curriculum, the intern must complete a minimum of 1,500 hours of practical experience under the supervision of a pharmacist.

    Additional Information

    • The pharmacist intern registration will be issued up to the next current expiration date and upon renewal will then be valid for a period of one (1) year thereafter.  All intern permits shall expire on September 30th; renewal information will be emailed to the email address we have on record (so keep yours updated) those that do not have an email address will receive a mailed notice to the address of record ninety (90) days prior to expiration.
    • The period of experience shall be computed and credited from the date the pharmacist intern registration is issued, with no credit given for any experience in pharmacy prior to registration issuance.
    • The acceptable pharmacist intern practical experience time must be verified by submitting to the Indiana Board of Pharmacy the "Affidavit of Experience" which is signed at the termination of each period of practical experience. All affidavits must list all practical experience time on a calendar week basis showing actual time served each week.  Acceptable practical experience time per week shall consist of not less than four (4) hours and not more than sixty (60) hours per week.
    • Practical experience time served in another state will be accepted if the following requirements are met: (1) the practical experience time serviced in such other state meets all requirements of Indiana law and is experience time of the type that is acceptable to the Indiana Board of Pharmacy and (2) The applicant has a valid intern license from the state where the experience is served. These hours must be verified from the other state to the Indiana Board of Pharmacy.
    • Prior approval is required for experience in a site other than a pharmacy. A written request must be submitted to the Board prior to beginning the experience period.
  • Renewing Your Pharmacist Intern Registration
    • Renewal is available online at MyLicense.IN.gov.
    • All intern permits expire September 30 each year.
    • The renewal fee is $10, plus additional online processing fees.
    • Renewals submitted using US Mail should include the renewal form, payment, and required documentation as outlined below.

    Renewal notices are sent approximately ninety (90) days prior to the expiration date. License holders with valid email addresses on file will be emailed the renewal notice. Those who do not have valid email addresses on file will be mailed the license renewal notice; this notice is mailed to the address of record with the Board. The Board has no way of knowing whether or not a notice reaches its destination; therefore when a notice has been emailed to a valid email address or mailed, the duty of the Board has been performed.

    Required Documentation

    Your renewal application and fee should be accompanied by one of the following:

    1. Copy of your Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination Committee (FPGEC) Certificate, or
    2. A copy of your transcripts from an American Council of Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE) accredited school of pharmacy verifying your active enrollment in the FALL semester or quarter [transcript must indicate the FALL semester or quarter and verify that you are “currently enrolled”, “work in progress”, etc.] or recent graduation date. A transcript indicating that the previous semester or quarter completed will not be accepted as it does not verify that you are currently enrolled.
    3. You may also submit a letter from your school that indicated you are currently enrolled in the pharmacy program for the FALL semester or quarter.

    Current Pharmacy Students Enrolled in an ACPE Accredited Pharmacy Program:  You are required to submit official transcripts from your ACPE accredited school of pharmacy with your registration renewal application.  The official transcripts must verify your active/current enrollment in the FALL semester or corresponding quarter by indicating "currently enrolled", "work in progress", etc., for your currently enrolled semester or quarter.  A transcript indicating only the previous semester or quarter completed will not be accepted as it does not verify that current enrollment.

    ACPE Accredited Pharmacy Program Graduates:  You are required to submit transcripts indicating the date your pharmacy degree was conferred or a copy of your college diploma.

    Foreign Pharmacy Graduates:  You are required to submit a copy of your Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination Committee (FPGEC) Certificate.

  • Pharmacist Application

    Pharmacist Application Instructions

    1. Completed Application: Applications may be submitted online at MyLicense.IN.gov.
    2. Application fee $100.00: Pay by credit or debit card for applications submitted online. All application fees are nonrefundable.
    3. Criminal background check
    4. Positive Response Documentation: If you answer "Yes" to any questions on the application, explain fully in a statement that includes all details. Include the violation, location, date, cause number, and disposition. Submit copies of court documents for each instance to support the statement. Please upload at the time of application or log back into your account and use the License Update option.
    5. Name Change Documentation: Documentation of any legal name change if your name differs from that on any of your documents. Documentation may include a copy of your marriage certificate or divorce decree.  Please upload at the time of application or log back into your account and use the License Update option.
    6. Documentation Proving Practical Experience: practical experience requirements (as listed below)
    7. Proof of Graduation: Original copy of the transcript(s) if education is from a pharmacy program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) OR a pharmacy program accredited by the Canadian Council on Pharmacy Accreditation (CCPA).  If you have graduated from a school of pharmacy located outside the United States or Canada, or from a school accredited by CCPA,  submit a certified copy of Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Committee (FPGEC) certificate.  Please upload at the time of application or log back into your account and use the License Update option.
    8. Verification of Licensure: Verification of any registration/license/certification to practice any health-related profession or occupation in another state or territory.  You may find the verification form here.  Please upload at the time of application or log back into your account and use the License Update option.
    9. Exam Reports: Have passed the NAPLEX and MPJE

    Information about the FPGEC Certificate may be obtained from NABP at http://www.nabp.net/. The FPGEC certificate is required by IC 25-26-13-11. There are no alternatives to this requirement and it cannot be waived.

    →  If you have not yet graduated, you may submit your application (except for page 3, "Certificate of Completion"), fee, and any other required documentation prior to graduating.  You may also go ahead and register for the NAPLEX and MPJE at www.nabp.net. The Certificate of Completion may be forwarded after graduation; once received, your application file can be considered complete and you may be made eligible for the examination.

    The Fair Information Practice Act:  In compliance with Ind. Code 4-1-6, this agency is notifying you that you must provide the requested information, or your application will not be processed. You have the right to challenge, correct, or explain information maintained by this agency. The information you provide will become public record. Your examination scores and grade transcripts are confidential except in circumstances where their release is required by law, in which case you will be notified.

    Mandatory Disclosure of U.S. Social Security Number: Your social security number is being requested by this state agency in accordance with Ind. Code 4-1-8-1 and 25-1-5- 11(a). Disclosure is mandatory, and this record cannot be processed without it. Failure to disclose your U.S. social security number will result in the denial of your application. Application fees are not refundable.

    Abandon Applications:  If an applicant does not submit all requirements within one (1) year after the date on which the application is filed, the application for licensure is abandoned without any action of the Board. An application submitted after an abandoned application shall be treated as a new application.

    Licensed in Another State:

    If you are a licensed pharmacist in another State, you have to go to the NABP site (https://nabp.pharmacy/) and use their application for a license transfer.  This is an electronic application, however you must print it off and mail it to the Indiana Board with the following requirements:

    • $100 application fee - check or money order payable to Professional Licensing Agency
    • Once everything is received and the application shows pending on our website, you may at that time move forward with obtaining your Criminal Background Check.

    PLEASE NOTE: Contrary to what the NABP website states, the Indiana Board of Pharmacy is not accepting the electronic version of the application from the NABP; you must print a copy of it and mail it in to us with the fee.

    Fee Information

    Candidates must submit a one hundred dollar ($100) application fee, this fee must be submitted online.

    Candidates may register online for the NAPLEX and MPJE at http://www.nabp.net/ and submit the examination fees by Visa or MasterCard.

    • NAPLEX fee:  check with NABP for the cost
    • MPJE fee:  check with NABP for the cost

    No candidates will be authorized to schedule an appointment (given ATT) to take the examination until fees have been received and application is complete.

    NAPLEX/MPJE Examination Information

    Practical Experience and/Intern Hour Requirements

    ACPE Accredited Program Graduates - Candidates will comply with intern hour requirements by completing the practical experience requirements of the school of pharmacy from which the intern has graduated if the curriculum of the school has been accredited by the ACPE. No additional hours are required to be completed. Out of state graduates of ACPE accredited programs are not required to have their hours transferred or verified to our state.  The Certificate of Completion that is filed with our office by your pharmacy school verifies your hours as required for graduation; no additional hours are required to be completed.

    CCAP Accredited Program Graduates - Candidates may comply with intern requirements by completing the practical experience requirements of the school of pharmacy from which the intern has graduated if the curriculum of the school has been accredited by the CCAPP. Intern hours earned in Indiana cannot be certified by the Board unless the candidate has a valid intern permit. Hours will not be credited until the intern permit is issued. Candidates wishing to complete their hours in Indiana while awaiting test results should obtain an intern permit as soon as possible.

    Non-Accredited Pharmacy Program Graduates - Candidates may comply with intern requirements by submitting proof of 1500 intern experience hours served in a licensed pharmacy setting. If part or all of these hours are to be served in Indiana, you must apply for and receive an intern permit prior to beginning your hours. If you earn hours in another state, you must be properly licensed to earn hours in that state and have that state board of pharmacy transfer hours to Indiana.

  • Pharmacist Renewal
    • Renewal is available online at MyLicense.IN.gov.
    • Pharmacist licenses expire June 30 of even-numbered years.
    • The pharmacist renewal fee is $160.
    • Pharmacists are required to obtain 30 hours of continuing education prior to renewal which is detailed in the next section.

    Renewal notices are sent approximately ninety (90) days prior to the expiration date. License holders with valid e-mail addresses on file will be e-mailed the renewal notice. Those who do not have valid e-mail addresses on file will be mailed the license renewal notice; this notice is mailed to the address of record with the Board. The Board has no way of knowing whether or not a notice reaches its destination; therefore, when a notice has been e-mailed to a valid e-mail address or mailed, the duty of the Board has been performed.

    Address Change: 856 IAC 1-2-3 states that all holders of a license as a pharmacist shall notify the Board of any change of address. You may submit your change of address at any time online at MyLicense.IN.gov.


    Inactive Status

    If you wish to renew your license to Inactive status, you may renew online or by paper by selecting "Yes" when asked if you would like to put your license in Inactive status. Maintaining inactive status requires you to continue to renew every 2 years and pay the renewal fee of $160; however you do not need to complete continuing education while in this status.

    If your license is on inactive status and you wish to renew to Active status and are filing an online renewal application, you may email your request to change to active status to the Board to pla4@pla.IN.gov; please include your license number with this request and copies of continuing education certificates verifying 30 hours taken in the previous 2 years.

    Reinstatements

    Expired less than 3 years
    Licenses that are expired less than 3 years may renew online using mylicense.in.gov and will incur the late fee.

    Expired Three (3) Years or more
    If your license has been expired for three or more years, you must reinstate your license to practice.  Please submit your reinstatement online with the additional documentation:

    • Reinstate Online!
    • Payment of the current renewal fee ($160) and current initial application fee ($100).  Total reinstatement fee:  $260.
    • Documentation to Upload:
      • Copies of certificates of completion of thirty (30) hours of continuing education within the last 2 years
      • If you are licensed in a state other than Indiana, please submit a copy of your current pharmacist license from that state.
      • Letter of Work History: Verify in writing where you have been employed and the type of work you have been doing since your license expired.
      • Since your license has been expired for more than three (3) years, the Board requires you to pass the Indiana MPJE; you may register for this exam at NABP Once the Board receives your reinstatement form and documentation and you register for the MPJE, the Board will approve you to take the examination.  Upon receipt of the approval, you will receive an Authorization to Test (ATT) from Pearson VUE that will provide scheduling information.

    The Board may require additional information, documentation, or requirements prior to reinstating your license; this would be based on the number of years your license has been expired as well as what type of work you have been doing since it expired.

  • Pharmacist Continuing Education

    CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENT FOR RENEWAL
    IC 25-1-4856 IAC 1-26

    All Indiana pharmacists are required to complete thirty (30) hours of continuing education each biennium in order to renew their pharmacist license. However, if a pharmacist maintains an “Inactive” status on their pharmacist license, then s/he is not required to complete continuing education for renewal.

    The continuing education biennium is the time period of January 1 of even-numbered years through December 31 of the following odd-numbered year. Pharmacists must renew their licenses on or before June 30 of even-numbered years. [The biennium for the June 30, 2024 renewal is January 1, 2022-December 31, 2023].

    No hours may be carried forward from one biennium to another. HOWEVER, if the pharmacist fails to meet the requirements during the biennial period, the pharmacist may earn and report sufficient hours during a succeeding biennium and apply the CE retroactively to the previous biennium as if they had been earned in that previous biennium. In the event the pharmacist applies credits to a previous biennium, those hours cannot be used for any other biennium.
    [If the pharmacist is renewing in 2024 and only completed 25 hours of CE from January 1, 2022-December 31, 2023, they can take the remaining 5 CE hours in 2024 as long as they do so prior to submitting the renewal.  These 5 CE hours absolutely cannot be included with the next CE biennium, January 1, 2024-December 31, 2025, for the 2026 renewal.]

    Newly Licensed Pharmacists
    Newly licensed pharmacists need not complete any hours if licensed less than six (6) months in the biennium. If licensed more than six (6) months then you must complete 1.25 hours per month. [If the pharmacist license was issued on or after July 1, 2023, then there is no CE requirement for the 2024 renewal.]

    Breakdown of Continuing Education Hours

    • A minimum of twenty-four (24) hours (4/5 of required CE hours) must be pharmacy related.
    • A maximum of six (6) hours (1/5 of required CE hours) can be business, management or computer-related.
    • At least fifteen (15) hours (1/2 of required CE hours) must be accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).

    Hardship Waiver
    The Board may grant the pharmacist a waiver from all or part of the CE requirement for a renewal period if the pharmacist was not able to fulfill the requirement due to a hardship that resulted from one of the following:

    • Service in the armed forces of the U.S. during a substantial part of the renewal period;
    • An incapacitating illness or injury; or
    • Other circumstances determined by the Board.

    The waiver request must be submitted in writing to the Board for review.

    How to Obtain Hours
    CE is acceptable for renewal if it is approved by the Board or taken through an approved organization and is designed to directly enhance the pharmacist’s knowledge and skill in the practice of pharmacy.

    The following is a list of approved organizations in accordance with IC 25-1-4-1:

    • U.S. Department of Education
    • Council on Post-Secondary Education
    • Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals
    • Joint Commission on Healthcare Organizations
    • Federal, state, and local government agencies
    • A college or other teaching institution accredited by the US Department of Education or the Council on post-secondary education
    • A national organization or practitioners whose members practicing in Indiana are subject to regulation by a board or agency regulating a profession
    • A national, state, district, or local organization that operates as an affiliated entity under the approval of an organization listed in subdivisions 1-7
    • An internship or a residency program conducted in a hospital that has been approved by an organization listed in subdivisions 1-7
    • Any other organization or individual approved by the Board.

    CE hours may be transferred from another state to Indiana if the transfer state recognizes Indiana CE hours.

    Other CE That May Be Approved by the Board
    Accredited hours may also be obtained in the following ways:

    1. Distance education;
    2. In-company professional seminars;
    3. Programs sponsored by professional groups in public health provider services;
    4. Business, management, and computer courses;
    5. Postgraduate coursework in pharmaceutical sciences; and
    6. Other programs and experiences that meet the definition of continuing professional education.

    If the pharmacist has attended a program that has not yet been approved by the Board, you may submit the CE Application to apply for credit.

    Continuing Education Certificates of Completion
    The pharmacist is not required to submit copies of their certificates of completion for continuing education courses when they renew their license. The pharmacist shall retain copies of these certificates for a period of 3 years from the end of the licensing period for which the continuing education applied. The pharmacist shall provide the Board with copies of the certificates of completion upon the Board's request for a compliance audit.

    CE sponsors are also required to retain a file of those who completed their CE for a period of 4 years

    Continuing Education Compliance Audit
    The Board requires a practitioner to comply with the following renewal requirements:

    1. The pharmacist shall provide the board with a sworn statement executed by the practitioner that the practitioner has fulfilled the continuing education requirements required by the board, this is part of the renewal application online or on the paper renewal application.
    2. The pharmacist shall retain copies of certificates of completion for continuing education courses for four (4) years from the end of the licensing period for which the continuing education applied.

    Following every license renewal period, the board will randomly audit actively licensed pharmacists to verify compliance with the continuing education requirements.  The practitioner shall provide the board with copies of the certificates of completion upon the board's request if they are selected in the compliance audit.

    Upon conclusion of the compliance audit, pharmacists who fail to meet the continuing education requirement will be issued a Notice of Non-compliance that will include assessment of a penalty fee and require the completion of the required continuing education.

    CPE Monitor
    The Indiana Board of Pharmacy is pleased to introduce you to the new CPE (Continuing Pharmacy Education) Monitor being launched as a new joint service provided by the NABP (National Association of Boards of Pharmacy) and ACPE (Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education).  This service is being provided free of charge to all licensed pharmacists and certified pharmacy technicians that hold a license in the state of Indiana.  The Board encourages all licensees to follow the appropriate link provided below and set up your e-Profile today!

    Additionally, the Board anticipates utilizing these services provided by NABP and ACPE to assist with continuing education audits in future renewals and as they continue evaluating changes to how CE credits can be earned and reported to the Board.  While this is not yet a requirement for ongoing licensure in the state of Indiana, the Board will be heavily relying on information provided via this service to monitor completion of your CE requirements for renewal.

    To learn more about the CPE Monitor or to set up your e-Profile and start tracking your CE credits electronically, please see the information provided in the directions provided at the NABP website.

  • Administering Immunizations

    This page is provided as a resource only and does not constitute legal advice or supercede any state or federal laws.  Please review the statutes/rules regarding immunizations, which are linked below. If there is any discrepancy between this guide or state law, state law controls.  If you require legal advice, please consult a private attorney as neither the Board nor the Board's staff can provide legal advice.

    IC 25-26-13-31.2: Administration of immunizations; emergency immunizations; immunization data
    IC 25-26-13-31.5: Immunizations by pharmacist interns and pharmacist students; rules
    856 IAC 4:  Pharmacist Vaccinations Administered Via Protocol Authority

    Administering Immunizations Under Drug Order or Prescription for a Specific Individual
    Indiana law allows a pharmacist or pharmacist intern (includes student) to administer an immunization to an individual under a drug order or a prescription.  There are no restrictions regarding the type of immunization that can be administered to an individual via drug order or prescription.

    Administering Immunizations for Influenza Under Drug Order, Prescription, or Protocol to a Group of Individual
    A pharmacist or pharmacist intern (includes student) may administer the following immunizations to a group of individuals under a drug order, a prescription, or according to a protocol approved by a physician:

    - Influenza, shingles (herpes zoster), pneumonia, tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (whooping cough), human papillomavirus (HPV) injection, and meningitis.

    Immunizations administered pursuant to a protocol must meet the following requirements:

    1. the physician specifies in the drug order, prescription, or protocol the group of individuals to whom the immunization may be administered;
    2. the physician who writes the drug order, prescription, or protocol is licensed and actively practicing with an office in Indiana and not employed by a pharmacy;
    3. the pharmacist or pharmacist intern who administers the immunization is responsible for notifying the authorizing physician and the individual's primary care physician ("PCP") that the individual has received the immunization within 14 days of the immunization;
    4. if the physician uses a protocol, the protocol may apply only to an individual or group of individuals who are at least:
      1. 11 years of age but less than 18 years of age, if the parent or legal guardian is present at the time of immunization and the pharmacist receives their consent;
      2. 18 years of age; or,
      3. 65 years of age for the pneumonia immunization.
    5. the pharmacist or pharmacist intern must successfully complete a course of training in immunization that is provided by an ACPE accredited provider; and
    6. the pharmacist or pharmacist intern must be certified in CPR and maintain this certification as required by that certifying body.

    Protocol requirements
    The protocol for the administration of immunizations must include the following:

    1. For each immunization to be administered, the following:
      1. the name and strength of the vaccine;
      2. precautions and contraindications;
      3. intended audience or patient population;
      4. appropriate dosage;
      5. administration schedules in accordance with the CDC guidelines;
      6. appropriate routes of administration; and
      7. appropriate injection sites.
    2. The length of time the pharmacist or pharmacist intern recommends an individual to be observed for adverse effects, which shall be based on standards of care established by the physician approving the protocol.  The location of observation shall be in the general vicinity of the administering pharmacist or pharmacist intern to allow for ongoing evaluation.
    3. A method to address emergency situations including, but not limited to, adverse and anaphylactic reaction.
    4. Administration of epinephrine and appropriate dosages when required in the event of an adverse or anaphylactic reaction.
    5. A method to notify an individual's physician and the physician approving the protocol within 14 days after administering an immunization.
    6. A copy of the record of vaccination and notification to the PCP and physician approving the protocol shall be kept in accordance with the statutes and rules of the Indiana Board of Pharmacy.

    Immunization protocols must be approved and executed by the physician prior to implementation, maintained at the pharmacy, and renewed annually.

    Qualifying pharmacist responsibilities
    The qualifying pharmacist of the pharmacy is responsible for the following:

    1. ensuring that all pharmacist personnel engaging in immunization practice are trained as required and in the pharmacy's written policies and procedures of operation prior to performing any immunizations;
    2. maintaining records of training in the administration of immunizations and CPR for each pharmacist engaging in immunization practice within the pharmacy;
    3. maintaining the immunization protocols and ensuring that the protocols are renewed annually; and
    4. ensuring that records of the reporting of adverse events is maintained by the pharmacy.

    Reporting of adverse events
    A pharmacist or pharmacist intern's supervising physician shall report adverse events to the patients PCP and the physician who approved the immunization protocol within 72 hours of the pharmacist's knowledge of the adverse event.  The pharmacist shall also report to the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting Systems (VAERS).

    A pharmacist or designee shall also report each immunization to the Children and Hoosiers Immunization Registry Program (CHIRP) unless the patient completes a written immunization data exception form.

    Immunization practice voluntary
    A pharmacist or pharmacist intern may not be required to administer an immunization or complete the accredited training program if the pharmacist or pharmacist intern chooses not to administer any immunization.  A pharmacist or pharmacist intern is not required to complete the accredited training program in order to maintain a license to practice as a pharmacist or pharmacist intern in Indiana, if that individual is not administering immunizations.

    Delegation
    A pharmacist or pharmacist intern is prohibited from delegating the administration of the immunization to another person.

    Pharmacist Interns/Students

    Pharmacist interns and students must be supervised under direct supervision within a reasonable visual and vocal distance by a pharmacist, physician, physician assistant, and an advanced practice nurse.

    Pharmacist interns and students must identify themselves as such to the patient and receive consent from the patient prior to administering an immunization.

  • Pharmacy Technician Requirements & Application

    Apply online now! Go to MyLicense.in.gov and click Register a Person to begin an initial application. You will complete the online application and submit payment with a credit or debit card. Please allow 48 business hours for your application to be received and reviewed. You will receive an email from a licensing analyst with details of what additional documentation is required to complete your application.

    Affidavit of Completion of a Board Approved Training and Education Program 

    The Board shall issue a pharmacy technician license to an individual who meets the following requirements:

    1. Application and Fee: Submit a completed application and $25 application fee. Pay by credit card or debit card for applications submitted online.
    2. Criminal background check
    3. Positive Response Documentation: If you answer "Yes" to any questions on the application, explain fully in a statement that includes all details. Include the violation, location, date, cause number, and disposition. Submit copies of court documents for each instance to support the statement. Please upload at the time of application or log back into your account and use the License Update option.
    4. Name Change Documentation: Documentation of any legal name change if your name differs from that on any of your documents. Documentation may include a copy of your marriage certificate or divorce decree. Please upload at the time of application or log back into your account and use the License Update option.
    5. Age Requirement: is at least 18 years of age (in lieu of meeting this requirement, you will need to submit additional documentation; see below for more information). Indiana law requires a licensed pharmacy technician to be at least 18 years old. If you are not yet 18, then you must have the managing pharmacist at the pharmacy at which you will be employed submit a statement/letter supporting your request to be a licensed pharmacy technician. This statement/letter can be uploaded at the time of application (or you can log back into your account and use the License Update option) or emailed to pla4@pla.in.gov.
    6. Diploma: Submit a copy of a high school diploma or GED or transcripts showing you graduated. You must have your high school diploma or GED in order to obtain your technician license.  Please submit a copy with your application.  If you do not have a high school diploma or GED you may obtain a technician-in-training permit, provided you only practice in a Board-approved training program (you must submit proof either from the Pharmacy or School on what approved program you will be in - this can be in the form of a letter) and submit documentation that you are actively pursuing a high school diploma or GED. You will need to submit a copy of your high school diploma or GED before you can obtain your technician license.
    7. Training: Has completed an Indiana Board approved training and education program or has passed an Indiana Board approved examination [currently there are two: PTCB or ExCPT, please upload your certification at the time of application or log back into your account and use the License Update option]. If you have not yet completed training or passed an exam, you can submit an application (paper or online) indicating you wish to obtain a "technician in training permit". Submit the application along with everything required in 1 through 5 and we will then issue you a training permit to complete number seven (7).
    • If you are licensed and/or certified in another state, your state license/certification will not transfer to Indiana.  You are required to meet Indiana's license requirements in order to qualify for licensure in Indiana.
    • If you have NOT completed an Indiana board approved training and education program OR have not successfully completed the PTCB or ExCPT examination, then you need to apply for the Technician in Training permit. You will use the same application above.
    • If you currently hold an active technician-in-training permit and have completed your training or examination, you do not need to submit a new application for licensure. Please submit your affidavit of completion or certificate of completion from a Board approved training and education program OR copy of PTCB or ExCPT certificate.  This documentation must be sent by mail to 402 W Washington Street, Room W072, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46204. If you email the document it MUST be scanned and attached as a PDF document - pictures are NOT accepted.
    • If your technician-in-training permit is expired, your application would be considered abandoned at that time, therefore you will need to reapply with a brand new application, fee etc., and meet all the requirements as if you never applied previously.  Permits are NOT renewable.
    • If  you have an Active technician-in-training permit and need an extension to complete your training, your Pharmacist Supervisor may email pla4@pla.in.gov and request the extension.  The email should include the name of the technician-in-training, the permit number, how long of an extension is needed and why it is needed.  This needs to be submitted approximately a week before the permit expires so staff has sufficient time to review the request and process it.
  • Pharmacy Technician Renewal
    • Pharmacy technician licenses expire June 30 of even-numbered years.
    • The pharmacy technician license renewal fee is $25.
    • You may renew online at MyLicense.IN.gov
    • Pharmacy technician-in-training permits (permit number begins with "99") are valid for one (1) year after the date of issuance.  The technician in training permit is a nonrenewable permit.

    Expired less than 3 years
    Licenses that are expired less than 3 years may renew online using mylicense.in.gov and will incur the late fee.

    Expired Three (3) Years or more
    If your license has been expired for three or more years, you must reinstate your license to practice.  Please submit your reinstatement online with the additional documentation:

    • Reinstate Online!
    • Payment of the current renewal fee ($25) and current initial application fee ($25).  Total reinstatement fee:  $50.
    • Documentation to Upload:
      • A valid PTCB or ExCPT certification with your form
      • A statement from your future employer – that they will put you through their approved technician in training program once your license is active; or
      • Proof of an active Technician license in another state and proof that you were working in that state as a Technician in the last year.
  • Pharmacy Technician Training Program

    The contents of the Pharmacy Technician Training Program include specific training in duties required to assist a pharmacist in the technical functions associated with the practice of pharmacy, and shall include, at a minimum, the following:

    1. understanding the duties and responsibilities of the technician and the pharmacist, including the standards of patient confidentiality and ethics governing pharmacy practice;
    2. tasks and technical skills, policies, and procedures related to the technician's position;
    3. working knowledge of the pharmaceutical-medical terminology, abbreviations, and symbols commonly used in prescriptions and drug orders;
    4. working knowledge of the general storage, packaging, and labeling requirements of drugs, prescriptions, or drug orders;
    5. ability to perform the arithmetic calculations required for the usual dosage determinations;
    6. working knowledge and understanding of the essential functions related to drug purchasing and inventory control; and
    7. the record keeping functions associated with prescriptions and drug orders.
    • Anyone wanting to train a future technician in their pharmacy MUST have a program approved by the Board.
    • The listing of programs has been replaced with actual license numbers for each program.  Please go to PLA's Search and Verify to look up all Pharmacy Technician Teaching Programs that have been approved by the Board.
    • Anyone wishing to start a program must submit to the Indiana Board of Pharmacy the following application can apply online at: mylicense.in.gov/eGov/ML1PLA.html
      • Please include all supplemental information requested in the application to ensure timely review and approval by the Board.  The Board requires all teaching material, including books that will be used (will not be returned unless you include a request and prepaid package); must include at least 160 hours of experiential training and how it will be completed.
  • Pharmacist Repeating Failed Examination(s)

    Go to MyLicense.IN.gov and you will either need to create or login to your Access Indiana, single sign-on account. You will complete the online application and submit payment with a credit or debit card. Please allow 48 business hours for your application to be received and reviewed. You will be contacted by a customer service representative with details of what additional documentation is required to complete your application.

    If you have failed one or both of the licensing examinations, you must submit a completed application online at MyLicense.IN.gov and a criminal background check after the application is received by the agency (even if one was submitted with a previous application)  in order to take the exam(s) again.

    Reexamination Information

    If a candidate fails an examination after two (2) sittings, a personal appearance in front of the Board is required for consultation and to receive their express permission before sitting for the exam a subsequent time.  If you fall into this category, submit the requested application as explained above and send an email to the Board office at pla4@pla.IN.gov to schedule your personal appearance.

    Fee Information

    Candidates must submit a one hundred dollar ($100) application fee to retake the NAPLEX and MPJE, the fee to retake the MPJE only is twenty-five dollars ($25). The fee must be submitted online.

    Candidates may register online for the NAPLEX and MPJE at http://www.nabp.net/ and submit the examination fees by Visa or MasterCard.

    • NAPLEX fee:  check with NABP for the cost
    • MPJE fee:  check with NABP for the cost

    No candidates will be authorized to schedule an appointment (given ATT) to take the examination until fees have been received and application is complete.

    • Testing Accommodation Request. If you have a disability, which may require some accommodation in taking these examinations, please request a Testing Accommodation Request Form from this office by e-mail at pla4@pla.IN.gov.
  • Information Regarding Reciprocity for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians
    • Licensure by Reciprocity: The Board shall issue a license to an applicant if the applicant satisfies the following conditions:
      • Holds a current license from another state or jurisdiction; and
        • that state's or jurisdiction's requirements for a license are substantially equivalent to or exceed the requirements for a license of the Board; or
        • when the person was licensed or certified by another state:
          • there were minimum education requirements in the other state or jurisdiction;
          • if there were applicable work experience and clinical supervision requirements in effect, the person met those requirements to be licensed in that state; and
          • if required by the other state or jurisdiction, the person previously passed an examination required for the license or certification.
      • Has not committed any act in any state or jurisdiction that would have constituted grounds for refusal, suspension, or revocation of a license, certificate, registration, or permit to practice that occupation in Indiana at the time the act was committed.
      • Does not have a complaint or an investigation pending before the regulating agency in another state or jurisdiction that relates to unprofessional conduct.
      • Is in good standing and has not been disciplined by the agency that has authority to issue the license or certification.
      • If a law regulating the applicant's occupation requires the board to administer an examination on the relevant laws of Indiana, the Board may require the applicant to take and pass an examination specific to the laws of Indiana.
      • Pays any fees required by the Board for which the applicant is seeking licensure.

Licensing Information for In-State Pharmacies

  • In-State Pharmacy Permit

    Apply Online at mylicense.in.gov/eGov/ML1PLA.html

    Opening a New Pharmacy

    The Board shall issue a pharmacy permit to a facility that:

    1. submits a completed application for pharmacy permit and $100 application fee;
    2. submits a completed application for controlled substances registration and $100 application fee;
    3. submits a drawing or blueprint of your proposed licensed area (clarification on whether your licensed area is just the prescription department or the entire store is required); This drawing or blueprint should show the physical size (include linear dimensions) and general layout of the floor plan; show the location of the prescription counter top with dimensions, location of the refrigerator, and prescription sink.
    4. sets forth the name of the Indiana licensed pharmacist who will be in full responsible charge for the legal operation of the pharmacy;
    5. prior to opening the pharmacy, the permit holder shall submit the premises to a qualifying inspection by an Indiana Board of Pharmacy Compliance Officer. Upon receipt of all requested information, the Board office will contact the individual listed on the application to schedule an inspection. A permit will not be issued until this inspection is successfully completed.

    Relocating or Remodeling an Existing Pharmacy

    The Board shall relocate or remodel a pharmacy permit for a facility that:

    1. submits a completed application for pharmacy permit and $50 application fee;
    2. submits a completed application for controlled substances registration and $100 application fee (remodels do not need to submit the $100 CSR fee);
    3. submits a drawing or blueprint of your proposed licensed area (clarification on whether your licensed area is just the prescription department or the entire store is required); This drawing or blueprint should show the physical size (include linear dimensions) and general layout of the floor plan; show the location of the prescription counter top with dimensions, location of the refrigerator, and prescription sink.
    4. sets forth the name of the Indiana licensed pharmacist who will be in full responsible charge for the legal operation of the pharmacy;
    5. successfully completes an inspection conducted by an Indiana Board of Pharmacy Compliance Officer.

    Change of Ownership

    The Board shall change the ownership of a pharmacy permit for a facility that:

    1. submits a completed application for pharmacy permit and $50 application fee;
    2. submits a completed application for controlled substances registration and $100 application fee; and
    3. sets forth the name of the Indiana licensed pharmacist who will be in full responsible charge for the legal operation of the pharmacy;

    Pharmacy Requirements

    The pharmacy will be located separate and apart from any area containing merchandise not offered for sale under the pharmacy permit.  The pharmacy will:

    1. be stationary;
    2. be sufficiently secure, either through electronic or physical means, or a combination or both, to protect the products contained in the pharmacy and to detect and deter entry during those times when the pharmacy is closed;
    3. be well lighted and ventilated with clean and sanitary surroundings;
    4. be equipped with a sink with hot and cold running water, a proper sewage outlet, and refrigeration;
    5. have such additional fixtures, facilities and equipment as the Board requires to enable it to operate properly as a pharmacy in compliance with federal and state laws and regulations governing pharmacies; the qualifying pharmacist shall consider minimum health, safety, and security measures as well as the type and scope of practice, the patient's needs, and the laws and rules that apply;
    6. not be located in a place of residence;
    7. the wholesale value of the drug inventory on the licensed items must be at least 10% of the wholesale value of the items in the licensed area.

    Sterile Pharmaceutical Physical Requirements: 856 IAC 1-30

    A licensed pharmacy preparing sterile pharmaceuticals shall have a designated area for preparing compounded, sterile pharmaceuticals.  The designated area shall:

    1. be restricted to only those personnel authorized for preparation;
    2. be in a separate room or in a portion of a larger room but cannot be a warehouse or a stockroom setting;
    3. be free of dust and dirt;
    4. be used only for the preparation of sterile pharmaceutical products and related functions;
    5. have the equipment as required in 856 IAC 1-30-8(c);
    6. maintain supplies adequate to maintain an environment suitable for the aseptic preparation of sterile products as required in 856 IAC 1-30-8(d);
    7. have a current copy of Occupational Safety and Health Administration requirements for handling hazardous drugs as published by Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Office of Occupational Medicine, Directorate of Technical Support, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor;
    8. maintain a policy and procedure manual relating to the compounding, dispensing, delivery, administration, storage, and use of sterile pharmaceutical products, pursuant to prescriptions or drug orders, or both, as part of the pharmacy policy and procedure manual or as a separate policy and procedure manual; specific requirements may be found in 856 IAC 1-30-7.

    Prescription Monitoring Program - INSPECT

    The Indiana Scheduled Prescription Electronic Collection and Tracking (INSPECT) program is designed to serve as a tool to address the problem of prescription drug abuse and diversion in Indiana. By compiling controlled substance information into an online database (PMP Webcenter), INSPECT performs two critical functions:

    1. it maintains a warehouse of patient information for health care professionals, and
    2. it provides an important investigative tool for law enforcement.

    Visit INSPECT's website at www.in.gov/pla/inspect/ for reporting requirements and registration information.

    Classes of Pharmacy Permits

    The board has established three categories of pharmacy permits as follows:

    1. Category I.  A retail permit for a pharmacy that provides pharmaceutical care to the general public by the dispensing of a drug or device.
    2. Category II.  An institutional permit for hospitals, clinics, health care facilities, sanitariums, nursing homes, or dispensaries that offer pharmaceutical care by dispensing a drug product to an inpatient under a drug order or to an outpatient of the institution under a prescription.
    3. Category III.  A permit for a pharmacy that provides closed door, central fill, mail order, or other processing operations that are not open to the general public but include: (A) traditional pharmacy functions; or (B) nontraditional pharmacy functions, such as infusion, nuclear pharmacy, or sterile compounding.

    After June 30, 2012, a person with:

    1. a Type I permit shall be treated as holding a Category I permit;
    2. a Type II permit shall be treated as holding a Category II permit; and
    3. a Type III, IV, V, or VI permit shall be treated as holding a Category III permit.
  • Renewing a Pharmacy License
    • Pharmacy licenses and pharmacy CSRs expire December 31 of odd-numbered years.
    • The pharmacy renewal fee is $200; the CSR renewal fee is $100.
    • You may renew online at https://mylicense.in.gov/eGov/ML1PLA.html by logging in or registering for your Access Indiana Account.  You will need your License Number and Registration code (provided with the renewal notice.) Do not attempt to create a NEW Facility Record.
    • Fee Exemption: If your pharmacy meets the exemption requirements, you cannot renew online.  You must submit the renewal form  electronically, via Email or Upload

    Be prepared to provide the following with your renewal:

    1. DEA number;
    2. NCPDP number; and
    3. Facility contact information.

    Reinstatement
    If your facility has been expired for three or more years, you may now reinstate online at MyLIcense.IN.gov.  In order to do this, you must have your license number and Registration Code.  If you need your registration code, contact PLA at 317-232-2960 for the Call Center or email renewal4@pla.in.gov. 

    Once your reinstatement has been submitted online, you will have an inspection scheduled for your facility in order to complete the reinstatement process.

  • Remodeling an Existing Pharmacy

    Apply Online at mylicense.in.gov/eGov/ML1PLA.html


    Pharmacy Inspection Questions

    The Board shall approve a remodeled pharmacy for a facility that:

    1. submits a completed application for pharmacy permit and $50 application fee;
    2. submits a drawing or blueprint of your proposed licensed area (clarification on whether your licensed area is just the prescription department or the entire store is required);
    3. sets forth the name of the Indiana licensed pharmacist who will be in full responsible charge for the legal operation of the pharmacy (qualifying pharmacist; please make sure the named pharmacist is not listed as the "QP" on another pharmacy permit);
    4. successfully completes an inspection conducted by an Indiana Board of Pharmacy Compliance Officer.
    5. if you answered “yes” to either of the Inquiry of Law Violations questions then you must explain fully, including all related details, in a statement.  You must also submit documentation regarding to the incident(s) in question.  

      Upon receipt of all requested information, the Board office will contact the individual listed on the application to schedule an inspection.
  • Relocating an Existing Pharmacy

    Pharmacy Inspection Questions

    The Board shall relocate a pharmacy permit for a facility that:

    1. submits a completed application for pharmacy permit and $50 application fee;
    2. submits a completed application for controlled substances registration and $100 application fee;
    3. submits a drawing or blueprint of your proposed licensed area (clarification on whether your licensed area is just the prescription department or the entire store is required); drawing or blueprint showing physical size (include linear dimensions) and general layout of the floor plan; show the location of the prescription counter top with dimensions, location of the refrigerator, and prescription sink;
    4. sets forth the name of the Indiana licensed pharmacist who will be in full responsible charge for the legal operation of the pharmacy (qualifying pharmacist; please make sure the named pharmacist is not listed as the "QP" on another pharmacy permit);
    5. successfully completes an inspection conducted by an Indiana Board of Pharmacy Compliance Officer.
    6. If you answered “yes” to either of the Inquiry of Law Violations questions on page 3 of the application, then you must explain fully, including all related details, in a signed and notarized  statement.  You must also submit documentation regarding to the incident(s) in question.  

      Upon receipt of all requested information, the Board office will contact the individual listed on the application to schedule an inspection.
  • Changing the Name of an Existing Pharmacy

    If you have a facility name change, you must submit legal documentation verifying the change.  Please send the information by e-mailing a copy to pla4@pla.IN.gov or go to mylicense.in.gov/eGov/ML1PLA.html and use the Additional Documentation upload option.  If the name change is due to a change in ownership, you must submit a new application and required documentation.

    Go to mylicense.in.gov/eGov/ML1PLA.html to print a free copy of your updated license certificate. Your registration code would be provided in your issuance or renewal notice.  If you need assistance with a registration code, please feel free to contact pla4@pla.in.gov.

  • Changing the Ownership of an Existing Pharmacy

    The Board shall change the ownership of a pharmacy permit for a facility that:

    1. submits a completed application for pharmacy permit and $50 application fee;
    2. submits a completed application for controlled substances registration and $100 application fee; and
    3. sets forth the name of the Indiana licensed pharmacist who will be in full responsible charge for the legal operation of the pharmacy (qualifying pharmacist; please make sure the named pharmacist is not listed as the "QP" on another pharmacy permit)
    4. Drawing or blueprint showing physical size (include linear dimensions) and general layout of the floor plan; show the location of the prescription counter top with dimensions, location of the refrigerator, and prescription sink;
    5. If you answered “yes” to either of the Inquiry of Law Violations questions on page 3 of the application, then you must explain fully, including all related details, in a statement.  You must also submit documentation regarding to the incident(s) in question.  

      Upon receipt of all requested information, the Board office will issue a new permits with new license numbers.  The applicant will need to return the old pharmacy permit and CSR after the new ones are received.
  • Adding a Remote Location to an Existing Pharmacy

    Apply Online at mylicense.in.gov/eGov/ML1PLA.html

    The Board may approve a remote location operated by a hospital with a Type II permit that submits the following [IC 25-26-13-17(d)]:

    1. A completed "Application for Operating a Remote Location" along with the required application fee*;
    2. A drawing or blueprint of the current licensed pharmacy area as well as one of the proposed remote location site;
    3. A map indicating the location of the current licensed pharmacy area as well as the proposed remote location; and
    4. All required additional documentation as listed below, for review by the Board.  Also include a cover letter or table of contents as the first page for organization purposes.

    Please note that you cannot use a remote location machine until the inspection has been completed and the license issued

    SPECIFIC APPLICATION INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED

    1. If the applicant answers "yes" to any of the Inquiry of Law Violations questions, the applicant must explain fully, including all related details, in a statement. All related documentation regarding the incident(s) in question must also be submitted.
    2. Application fees:
      • If the proposed remote location site will not be storing, administering, or dispensing controlled substances, then the application fee is $50.
      • If the proposed remote location site WILL be storing, administering, and/or dispensing controlled substances, and you have indicated this on the remote location application, then the application fee is $150.
    3. Provide a drawing or blueprint showing the physical size (include dimensions) and general layout of the current licensed pharmacy area as well as one of the proposed remote location site.
    4. Provide a map indicating the location of the current licensed pharmacy area as well as the proposed remote location, advising of distance between locations; include physical addresses of both sites.
    5. Provide a statement or memorandum providing the Board with a general description of the proposed business plan and explain the need for the remote location.
    6. Indicate the type of site the proposed remote location will be.  Examples include a distribution site, university clinic, rehabilitation facility, warehouse, nuclear pharmacy, retail, hospital, etc.
    7. Provide a list of the names, titles, and license numbers (if applicable) of all personnel that will be responsible for the operations.
    8. Detailed Policies and Procedures
      1.  If applicable, explanation of automation and information including:
      a.  auxiliary procedures for down time and
      b.  prescription files back-up information;
      2.  Authorized personnel with access at the remote site;
      3.  Qualifying pharmacist responsibilities, including availability to the site;
      4.  Handling of legend drugs at the remote site:
      a.  medication delivery,
      b.  restocking, and
      c.  inventory reconciliation.
    9. Include an inventory listing of all legend drugs to be stored, including form and quantities.
    10. If the site is an IV room, USP 797 compliance information
      1. Hood inspection reports
      2. Clean room procedures;
        a.  weekly, monthly cleaning logs,
        b.  proper disposal containers,
        c.  training/testing requirements for technicians, available upon request, and
        d.  equipment monitoring (hoods, refrigerators, etc.).
    11. Storage and Security (Security and Storage Requirements may be found in 21 CFR 1301.71 – 1301.76 and 856 IAC 2-3-30 – 856 IAC 2-3-35)
      Provide the following regarding the storage and security of controlled substances:
      1.  Delivery of drugs from main site to proposed remote location site: 
      a.  personnel responsible;
      b.  type of vehicle; and
      c.  containers which provide adequate security to guard against in-transit losses. 
      2. The type of vault, safe, and secure enclosures or other storage system (e.g., automatic storage and retrieval system); 
      3. The type of closures on vaults, safes, and secure enclosures; and
      4.  Controls and procedures to guard against theft and diversion:       
      a.  electronic monitoring (motion, alarm, etc.);
      b.  human monitoring (guards, police, etc.);
      c.  cameras;
      d.  other (lockboxes, cages, gates, safe, etc.).

    ***After all required application(s), fee(s), and documentation are received in the Board office and reviewed, the Board may require clarification on documentation or additional information by requesting your pharmacy schedule a personal appearance at a regularly scheduled Board meeting.

    Upon approval by the Board, the Board office will contact the named individual listed on the application to schedule an inspection.

  • PSE and Ephedrine Reporting Requirements

    As a result of Legislation passed during the 2011 Legislative Session of the Indiana General Assembly, retailers (including pharmacies, out-patient prescription centers of hospitals, and practitioners selling out of their offices) that sell nonprescription pseudoephedrine (PSE) and/or ephedrine based products direct to consumers are now required to electronically report those sales to the State of Indiana via an online database.  Specifically, Senate Enrolled Act 503 requires submission of this data via the National Precursor Log Exchange System (NPLEx) being administered by the Appriss Corporation in conjunction with the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (“NADDI”), the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association, and the Indiana State Police.

    At this time, the Indiana Board of Pharmacy is NOT maintaining this database or receipt of information – licensees must work directly with the vendor to achieve compliance. However, starting in January 2012, the Board will be checking during routine quality assurance inspections to ensure that pharmacies have been contacted by Appriss and are successfully reporting sales data to the system.

    This electronic sales tracking system is a web-based and/or point-of-sale based technology solution that will allow retailers to automatically report sales of PSE and ephedrine to the vendor before completing a sale and prohibits a retailer from completing a sale if NPLEx generates a "stop sale" notice; the data contained in the NPLEx shall be forwarded to the State of Indiana.  If your pharmacy sells nonprescription pseudoephedrine (PSE) and/or ephedrine based products direct to consumers, please request an NPLEx account by visiting www.nplexsurvey.com. Click on the link for Indiana and then on the survey link for pharmacies.

    For additional information on the new system, compatibility, and how the system will work, please contact Appriss, Inc. at INNPLEx@appriss.com, 1-855-786-7539, or review the material being made available at the following links:

    1. http://www.nplexservice.com/
    2. http://www.nplexanswers.com/
    3. http://www.nplexsurvey.com/

    Also, click here to read a notification from the Indiana Sheriffs' Association providing additional detail concerning this project and the enforcement and compliance timelines.

    For additional information on this new law, please see the link provided above for SEA 503.  This Act also contains additional information on stop sale alerts, permissible quantities to sell, and compliance requirements.

  • PSE and Ephedrine Retailer Requirements and Purchase Limits

    As of July 1, 2011, Senate Enrolled Act 503 made certain changes to the ephedrine and pseudoephedrine laws in the State of Indiana, specifically to the purchase limits, electronic tracking of drugs purchased, and convenience package storage areas.

    PSE and Ephedrine Purchase Limits (for both regular and convenience package sales)
    As of July 1, 2011, the new law changed the ephedrine and pseudoephedrine limits that may be purchased by an individual in the following ways:

    1. A person may not purchase drugs containing more than three and six-tenths (3.6) grams of ephedrine or pseudoephedrine, or both, on one (1) day or more than seven and two-tenths (7.2) grams of ephedrine or pseudoephedrine, or both, in a thirty (30) day period.  These limits apply to the total amount of base ephedrine and pseudoephedrine contained in the products and not to the overall weight of the products.
    2. A person may not purchase drugs containing more than sixty (60) milligrams of ephedrine or pseudoephedrine, or both, in any one (1) transaction if the drugs are sold in a convenience package.

    Retailer Requirements and Electronic Sales TrackingAs of July 1, 2011, a retailer may sell a nonprescription drug that contains the active ingredient of ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, or both only if the retailer complies with the following conditions (a "retailer" is defined as a grocery store, general merchandise store, drug store, or other similar establishment where PSE or ephedrine products are available for sale):

    1. The retailer does not sell the drug to a person less than eighteen (18) years of age.
    2. The retailer does not sell drugs containing more than three and six-tenths (3.6) grams of ephedrine or pseudoephedrine, or both, to one (1) individual on one (1) day, or seven and two-tenths (7.2) grams of ephedrine or pseudoephedrine, or both, to one (1) individual in a thirty (30) day period.
    3. The retailer requires:
      1. the purchaser to produce a valid government issued photo identification card showing the date of birth of the person;
      2. the purchaser to sign a written or electronic log attesting to the validity of the information; and
      3. the clerk who is conducting the transaction to initial or electronically record the clerk's identification on the log. Records from the completion of a log must be retained for at least two (2) years.
    4. The retailer maintains a record of information for each sale of a nonprescription product containing pseudoephedrine or ephedrine. Required information includes:
      1. the name and address of each purchaser;
      2. the type of identification presented;
      3. the governmental entity that issued the identification;
      4. the identification number; and
      5. the ephedrine or pseudoephedrine product purchased, including the number of grams the product contains and the date and time of the transaction.
    5. Beginning January 1, 2012, a retailer shall, except as provided in subdivision (6) listed below, before completing a sale of an over-the-counter product containing pseudoephedrine or ephedrine, electronically submit the required information to the National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx) administered by the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI), if the NPLEx system is available to retailers in the state without a charge for accessing the system. The retailer may not complete the sale if the system generates a stop sale alert.  (For more information regarding tracking program requirements, please visit our website at http://www.in.gov/pla/3265.htm)
    6. If a retailer selling an over-the-counter product containing ephedrine or pseudoephedrine experiences mechanical or electronic failure of the electronic sales tracking system and is unable to comply with the electronic sales tracking requirement, the retailer shall maintain a written log or an alternative electronic recordkeeping mechanism until the retailer is able to comply with the electronic sales tracking requirement.
    7. The retailer stores the drug behind a counter in an area inaccessible to a customer or in a locked display case that makes the drug unavailable to a customer without the assistance of an employee.
    8. The retailer posts a sign warning that:
      1. it is a criminal offense for a person to purchase drugs containing more than seven and two-tenths (7.2) grams of ephedrine or pseudoephedrine, or both, in a thirty (30) day period;
      2. it is a criminal offense for a person to purchase drugs containing more than three and six-tenths (3.6) grams of ephedrine or pseudoephedrine, or both, on one (1) day; and
      3. depending on the amount of ephedrine or pseudoephedrine contained in the drug, purchasing more than one (1) package of drugs containing ephedrine or pseudoephedrine on one (1) day may be a crime.

    The warning sign must list the new maximum amounts of ephedrine or pseudoephedrine that may be purchased in both grams and milligrams. Please make sure that you have new signage in place reflecting the new limits!

    Storage and Sales Area for a Retailer Selling Convenience Packages
    As of July 1, 2011, a retailer may not sell drugs containing more than sixty (60) milligrams of ephedrine or pseudoephedrine, or both in any one (1) transaction if the drugs are sold in convenience packages. A retailer who sells convenience packages must secure the convenience packages behind the counter in an area inaccessible to a customer or in a locked display case that makes the drug unavailable to a customer without the assistance of an employee.

Non-Resident Pharmacy Information

  • Non-Resident Pharmacy

    Apply Online at mylicense.in.gov/eGov/ML1PLA.html

    Renewal of Registration as a Non-Resident Pharmacy

    Nonresident Pharmacies IC 25-26-17:

    If you are a pharmacy located outside the state of Indiana and dispensing drugs or devices through the United States Postal Service or by other delivery services to patients in the state of Indiana, then you must be registered as a non-resident pharmacy.  You must apply for and obtain a nonresident pharmacy registration prior to shipping into the state of Indiana.  Please read the above statute for specific registration information and requirements.

    The nonresident pharmacy must notify the board within thirty (30) days after any change of office location by submitting an application and all requirements.

    The Board shall issue a nonresident pharmacy registration to an individual who submits:

    1. a completed application; including your current Indiana registration number if you are applying for relocation or change of ownership
    2. $100 application fee
    3. an original sample label that will be used on the medication containers; label must indicate the toll-free number for Indiana patients to call (copies are not acceptable);
    4. copy of the last Board inspection report by your home state board;
    5. list of the names, titles, and cities of residence of all corporate officers and staff pharmacists, including the pharmacists’ license number;
    6. verification of current license of the pharmacy and all pharmacists listed on the application; this must be official verifications from the state board of pharmacy in your home state;
    7. If the facility is licensed in other states, you must submit an official license verification from all other states in which you hold a license.  Indiana does accept verifications by email at pla4@pla.in.gov This is for the facility only and does not include pharmacy staff.
    8. copy of your VIPPS accreditation issued by NABP, if applicable; this accreditation may be required of your pharmacy as of January 1, 2009, please see below for additional information;
    9. copy of your DEA permit, or explanation if you do not have a DEA
    10. name and contact information for the qualifying pharmacist (or pharmacist in charge);
    11. name and contact information for the responsible agent charged with receipt of information from the Board; and
    12. if applicable, your NCPDP (previously known as the NABP) number (if this number is pending, please make note of this and forward the information to the Board at pla4@pla.IN.gov immediately upon receipt).
    13. Policies and Procedures for compounding procedures, if applicable (these must be specific to your company - not generic).

    Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites (VIPPS) Requirement

    As of January 1, 2009, a nonresident pharmacy that dispenses more than twenty-five percent (25%) of the pharmacy's total prescription volume as a result of an original prescription order received or solicited through the Internet must be accredited through the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy's (NABP) VIPPS and shall obtain and display a seal of approval on their internet site and anywhere the pharmacy advertises. For more information regarding VIPPS, visit NABP's website.

  • Non-Resident Pharmacy Name Change

    If you have a facility name change, you must submit legal documentation verifying the change.  Please send the information by e-mailing a copy to pla4@pla.IN.gov or go to mylicense.in.gov/eGov/ML1PLA.html and use the Additional Documentation upload option.  If the name change is due to a change in ownership, you must submit a new application and required documentation.

    Go to mylicense.in.gov/eGov/ML1PLA.html to print a free copy of your updated license certificate. Your registration code would be provided in your issuance or renewal notice.  If you need assistance with a registration code, please feel free to contact pla4@pla.in.gov.

  • Closing the Non-Resident Pharmacy

    If you are closing out you Indiana nonresident pharmacy registration due to closure of the facility or you are no longer shipping prescriptions to patients into the state of Indiana, then you need to submit the closing information in writing to our office along with your original registration card. This may be emailed to pla4@pla.in.gov or mailed to our office at the following address:

Home Medical Equipment (HME) Services Providers

  • HME Facility Application & Instructions

    Apply Online at mylicense.in.gov/eGov/ML1PLA.html

    If you are providing home medical equipment services, as defined in IC 25-26-21, to residents in Indiana, you are required to hold an Indiana HME license.  You are required to have a physical facility and medical equipment inventory in the State of Indiana if you are a resident home medical equipment services provider. Licenses are location specific. 

    Initial Application Requirements - In-State Provider

    1. Completed HME application;
    2. $150 application fee;
    3. Proof of product liability and professional liability insurance which is location specific;
    4. Official Verification from all states in which this facility holds or has held a license;
    5. Inspection by a Board of Pharmacy Compliance Officer

    Upon receipt of all requested information, the Board office will contact the individual listed on the application to schedule an inspection.

    Initial Application; Change of Location; and Change of Ownership Requirements for Non-Resident Providers (out of state).

    Effective July 1, 2016, an out-of-state provider may obtain a HME license on the basis of reciprocity if:
    1. The out-of-state provider possesses a valid license granted by another state;
    2. The legal standards for licensure in the other state are comparable to Indiana's standards; and,
    3. The other state extends reciprocity to providers licensed in Indiana.

    At this time, we are currently issuing licenses to HMEs who hold a license in one of the following states.  Licensees in these states do not need to submit items two and three above:

    AL, AZ, CA, CO, FL, IL, KS, KY, LA, MD, MI, MS, NC, OH, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, and VA.

    Non-resident HMEs not in one of the states listed above must provide the information listed in numbers 1-3 above. 

    Application requirements for new, change of ownership, change of location:
    1. Completed HME application;
    2. $150 application fee;
    3. Proof of product liability and professional liability insurance which is location specific;
    4. Official Verification from all states in which this facility holds or has held a license;
    5. A copy of their home state's statutes/rules regarding HME services; and,
    6. A letter from their home state stating that they offer reciprocity to Indiana HME providers.  This can also be documented on the official verification.

    An inspection is not required.

    Relocation - In State Only

    The Board shall relocate a Home Medical Equipment Service Provider ("HME") license to a facility that submits:

    1. a completed HME application;
    2. attach a letter indicating your current HME license number and advising that the application and information is for a change of location;
    3. $150.00 initial application fee;
    4. Official Verification from all states in which this facility holds or has held a license;
    5. proof of product liability and professional liability insurance, location specific;
    6. to an inspection* by a Board of Pharmacy Compliance Officer.

    Upon receipt of all requested information, the Board office will contact the individual listed on the application to schedule an inspection. 

    Change of Ownership - In State Only

    1. a completed HME application;
    2. attach a letter indicating your current HME license number and advising that the application and information is for a change of ownership;
    3. $150.00 initial application fee;
    4. Official Verification from all states in which this facility holds or has held a license;
    5. proof of product liability and professional liability insurance, location specific; must contain new owner's information if applying for a change of ownership

    Exceptions to Licensure

    The following entities are not required to obtain an HME license to provide home medical equipment services:

    1. A home health agency (as defined in IC 16-27-1-2) that does not sell, lease or rent home medical equipment.
    2. A hospital licensed under IC 16-21-2 that:
    (A) provides home medical equipment services only as an integral part of patient care; and
    (B) does not provide home medical equipment services through a separate business entity.
    3. A manufacturer or wholesale distributor that does not sell, lease or rent home medical equipment directly to a consumer.
    4. A practitioner (as defined in IC 25-1-9-2) who does not sell, lease or rent home medical equipment.
    5. A veterinarian.
    6. A hospice program (as defined in IC 16-25-1.1-4) that does not sell, lease or rent home medical equipment.
    7. A health facility licensed under IC 16-28 that does not sell, lease or rent home medical equipment.
    8. A provider that:
    (A) provides home medical equipment services within the scope of the licensed provider's professional practice;
    (B) is otherwise licensed by the state; and
    (C) receives annual continuing education that is documented by the provider or the licensing entity.
    9. An employee of a licensed HME.
    10. A pharmacist or pharmacy; however, they are subject to the requirements of IC 25-26-21 and 856 IAC 1-39.

  • Renewing the HME License
    • HME licenses expire December 31 of odd-numbered years.
    • The renewal fee is $200.
    • You may renew online at https://mylicense.in.gov/eGov/ML1PLA.html by logging in or registering for your Access Indiana Account.  You will need your License Number and Registration code (provided with the renewal notice.) Do not attempt to create a NEW Facility Record.

    Reinstatement
    If your facility has been expired for three or more years, you may now reinstate online at MyLIcense.IN.gov.  In order to do this, you must have your license number and Registration Code.  If you need your registration code, contact PLA at 317-232-2960 for the Call Center or email renewal4@pla.in.gov. 

    Once your reinstatement has been submitted online, you will have an inspection scheduled for your facility in order to complete the reinstatement process.

  • Opening a New In-State HME Facility

    Home Medical Equipment Service Provider Inspection Questions

    IC 25-26-21856 IAC 1-39:  Home Medical Equipment Service Providers

    The Board shall issue a Home Medical Equipment Service Provider ("HME") license to a facility that submits:

    1. a completed HME application;
    2. $150.00 initial application fee;
    3. verification letters as indicated on the application, if applicable (if provider numbers or accreditations are pending, indicate this on the application);
    4. proof of insurance, location specific;
    5. to an inspection by a Board of Pharmacy Compliance Officer.

    Upon receipt of all requested information, the Board office will contact the individual listed on the application to schedule an inspection.

  • Licensing a Non-resident HME Facility

    IC 25-26-21856 IAC 1-39:  Home Medical Equipment Service Providers

    You are not required to have a physical location in the state of Indiana.  If you are providing HME, as defined in statute, to residents in Indiana, you are required to hold an Indiana HME license.

    The Board shall issue a HME license to a facility outside Indiana that submits:

    1. a completed HME application;
    2. $150.00 initial application fee;
    3. verification letters as indicated on the application, if applicable (if provider numbers or accreditations are pending, indicate this on the application); and
    4. proof of insurance, location specific;
  • Changing the Name of the HME Facility

    If you have a facility name change, you must submit legal documentation verifying the change.  Please send the information by e-mailing a copy to pla4@pla.IN.gov or go to mylicense.in.gov/eGov/ML1PLA.html and use the Additional Documentation upload option.  If the name change is due to a change in ownership, you must submit a new application and required documentation.

    Go to mylicense.in.gov/eGov/ML1PLA.html to print a free copy of your updated license certificate. Your registration code would be provided in your issuance or renewal notice.  If you need assistance with a registration code, please feel free to contact pla4@pla.in.gov.

  • Change of Ownership of the HME Facility


    IC 25-26-21856 IAC 1-39:  Home Medical Equipment Service Providers

    The Board shall change the ownership of a Home Medical Equipment Service Provider ("HME") license to a facility that submits:

    1. a completed HME application;
    2. attach a letter indicating the current HME license number and advising that the application and information is for a change of ownership;
    3. $150.00 initial application fee;
    4. verification letters as indicated on the application, if applicable; the verification letters must be for the new owner's information; and
    5. proof of insurance, location specific and must be for the new owner's information.

    Upon receipt of all requested information, the Board office will issue a new license number.

  • Closing the HME Facility

    If you are closing out you Indiana HME facility due to closure of the facility or you are no longer shipping HME to patients into the state of Indiana, then you need to submit the closing information in writing to our office along with your original license card.  Please send the information by e-mailing a copy to pla4@pla.IN.gov.

Wholesale Drug Distributors

  • Licensing a Wholesale Drug Distributor

    Apply Online at mylicense.in.gov/eGov/ML1PLA.html

    The Board shall issue a wholesale drug distributor ("WDD") license to a facility that submits:

    1. a completed WDD application;
    2. $100 application fee; and
    3. verification of Verified-Accredited Wholesale Distributors® (VAWD®) accreditation (copy of VAWD certificate).
    4. (if applicable) a letter stating that the application is for a change of location or ownership and providing the current license number of the facility. When changing ownership you will be issued a new license number.
    5. If you have responded in the affirmative ("yes") to one of the questions on the application, then you must explain fully, including all related details, in a signed and notarized statement.  You must also submit documentation regarding the incident(s) in question.

    Verified-Accredited Wholesale Distributors® (VAWD®) Requirement

    Indiana law requires wholesale drug distributors (WDD) of legend drugs to obtain and maintain accreditation from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy®’s (NABP®).  If you are required to be licensed as a Wholesale Drug Distributor in Indiana, then you are required to be VAWD accredited.  There is no legal basis to be exempted out from the VAWD requirement.

    If you are physically shipping legend drugs into or within Indiana, you must be licensed and obtain VAWD unless you are explicitly excepted out of the licensure requirement by statute; as such, any company that does not take physical possession of the legend drugs or is exempted as referenced below does not need a license in Indiana.

    A VAWD application form and instructions can be obtained on NABP’s website

  • Renewing a WDD License
    • Wholesale drug distributor licenses expire September 30 of even-numbered years.
    • The renewal fee is $100.
    • You may renew online at MyLicense.IN.gov by logging in or registering for your MyLicense Account.  You will need your License Number and Registration code (provided with the renewal notice.) Do not attempt to create a NEW Facility Record.

    Required Documentation

    Indiana law requires wholesale drug distributors (WDD) of legend drugs to obtain and maintain accreditation from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy®’s (NABP®).  You are required to provide a copy of your Verified-Accredited Wholesale Distributors (VAWD) accreditation certificate with your renewal.

    Indiana law requires wholesale drug distributors (WDD) of legend drugs maintain accreditation from the NABP under Section 46, IC 25-26-14-1 et seq. A VAWD application form and instructions can be obtained on the NABP's website at http://www.nabp.net/. If you are physically shipping legend drugs into or within Indiana, you must be licensed and obtain VAWD unless you are explicitly excepted out of the licensure requirement by statute; as such, any company that does not take physical possession of the legend drugs or is exempted as referenced below does not need a license in Indiana.

    There are no VAWD exemptions in Indiana for companies that are required to hold a WDD license. If you are required to be licensed as a Wholesale Drug Distributor in Indiana, you must be VAWD accredited.

    Reinstatement
    If your facility has been expired for three or more years, you may now reinstate online at MyLIcense.IN.gov.  In order to do this, you must have your license number and Registration Code.  If you need your registration code, contact PLA at 317-232-2960 for the Call Center or email renewal4@pla.in.gov. 

    Once your reinstatement has been submitted online, you will have an inspection scheduled for your facility in order to complete the reinstatement process.

  • WDD Name Change

    If you have a facility name change, you must submit legal documentation verifying the change.  Please send the information by e-mailing a copy to pla4@pla.IN.gov or go to mylicense.in.gov/eGov/ML1PLA.html and use the Additional Documentation upload option.  If the name change is due to a change in ownership, you must submit a new application and required documentation.

    Go to mylicense.in.gov/eGov/ML1PLA.html to print a free copy of your updated license certificate. Your registration code would be provided in your issuance or renewal notice.  If you need assistance with a registration code, please feel free to contact pla4@pla.in.gov.

  • Relocating an Existing WDD

    The Board shall update your wholesale drug distributor ("WDD") license to the new address upon receipt of the following:

    1. a completed WDD application;
    2. $100 application fee;
    3. verification of Verified-Accredited Wholesale Distributors® (VAWD®) accreditation (copy of VAWD certificate) at the new location; and
    4. a letter stating that the application is for a change of location and providing the current license number of the facility.
    5. If you have responded in the affirmative ("yes") to one of the questions on the application, then you must explain fully, including all related details, in a statement.  You must also submit documentation regarding the incident(s) in question.
  • Change of Ownership for WDD

    The Board shall update your wholesale drug distributor ("WDD") license to the new ownership upon receipt of the following:

    1. a completed WDD application;
    2. $100 application fee;
    3. verification that you have Verified-Accredited Wholesale Distributors® (VAWD®) accreditation under the new ownership; and
    4. a letter stating that the application is for a change of ownership and providing the current license number of the facility.  Due to the change in ownership, you will be issued a new license number.
    5. If you have responded in the affirmative ("yes") to one of the questions on the application, then you must explain fully, including all related details, in a statement.  You must also submit documentation regarding the incident(s) in question.

Other Applications

  • Remote Dispensing Facility Applications (Telepharmacy)

    The Board may approve a remote or mobile location for Category I, II, or III permits. Pharmacy practice in a mobile or remote location may include, but is not limited to, telepharmacy, automated dispensing, or delivery of cognitive services.

    The Board may also register locations that are not in a hospital, ambulatory outpatient surgical center, or health facility as remote dispensing facilities.  A remote dispensing facility is a "facility or an automated dispensing system where prescription drugs are prepared or dispensed without the requirement of the use of an onsite pharmacist and where pharmacist supervision may be provided remotely."

    For more information regarding the requirements for remote dispensing facilities, please review IC 25-26-13.5 as well as the Board's emergency rule regarding remote dispensing facilities, which can be viewed here. This rule becomes effective August 30, 2018.

    Please note that you may not use a remote location machine until the inspection has been completed and the license has been issued.  You cannot open a remote dispensing facility until the inspection has been completed and the license issued.

    Remote Dispensing Facility Inspection Questions

  • Other Controlled Substance Registration Applications

    The non-practitioner controlled substances registration (CSR) application is required to be reviewed by the Indiana Board of Pharmacy at their regularly scheduled monthly meetings; the Board meets the second Monday of each month (except for October, which is the first Monday), so please plan accordingly. Upon approval by the Board, your facility will be subject to an inspection by a Board of Pharmacy Compliance Officer prior to the CSR being issued to your site.

  • Third Party Logistics (3PL) Providers

    UPDATED INFORMATION ON THIRD PARTY LOGISTICS PROVIDERS (1.22.2019) - The Board has finalized its emergency rule for Third Party Logistics Providers.  You may view it here.  The Board is now accepting applications for third party logistics providers.  Please include with the application the fee and a recent inspection report or VAWD certification. Non-resident 3PLs will also need to submit verification of each 3PL or wholesale license they hold, or, if they are not licensed by a state, provide proof of licensure with the FDA. The application can be accessed here.

    Third party logistics providers currently licensed as wholesale drug distributors, who indicated on their previous renewal that they are 3PLs, have been converted to a 3PL license.  If you need to change now from a wholesale drug distributor license to a 3PL license, you will need to apply for a 3PL license.

Fee Schedule

856 IAC: 1-27-1 Fees
Authority: IC 25-1-8-2; IC 25-26-13-4
Affected: IC 25-26-13

  • Individual License Applications/Renewals
    Pharmacist Application/RenewalFeePenaltyTotal
    Application$100NA$100
    Renewal - Unexpired$160NA$160
    Renewal - Expired up to 3 years$160$50$210
    Reinstatement - Expired over 3 years$160$100$260
    Pharmacy Technician Application/RenewalFeePenaltyTotal
    Application$25NA$25
    Renewal$25NA$25
    Renewal - Expired up to 3 years$25$50$75
    Reinstatement - Expired over 3 years$50NA$50
    Pharmacy Tech-in-Training Application$25NA$25
    Pharmacist Intern Application/RenewalFeePenaltyTotal
    Application$10NA$10
    Renewal$10NA$10
    Expired Renewal$20NA$20
  • Facility License Applications/Renewals
    Continuing Education ProvidersFeePenaltyTotal
    Provider Application$50NA$50
    Provider Renewal - Unexpired - prior to April 1 of even-numbered years$50NA$50
    Provider Renewal - Expired - after April 1 of even-numbered years$50$50$100

Additional Information

  • Pharmacy Board Renewals

    Renewal notices are sent approximately ninety (90) days prior to the expiration date. License holders with valid e-mail addresses on file will be e-mailed the renewal notice. Those who do not have valid e-mail addresses on file will be mailed the license renewal notice; this notice is mailed to the address of record with the Board. The Board has no way of knowing whether or not a notice reaches its destination; therefore, when a notice has been e-mailed to a valid e-mail address or mailed, the duty of the Board has been performed.

    You may verify your license has been renewed by using the Search & Verify option; allowing 24 hours or 1 business day for your transaction to process and your license renewal to complete. Once your completed renewal has been verified you may order a license card using our Order of Print a License Online Service. Indiana law requires those engaged in the practice of pharmacy to display their license/registrations where they are practicing; therefore, you must either download the free license card or purchase an updated blue card to post.

  • Continuing Education Sponsor Application

    Continuing Education Sponsorship

    All continuing education program hours from sponsors who are not on the above list of approved organizations must be evaluated and accepted by the Board.

    • A sponsor shall be any person, school, association, or corporation who develops a continuing education program.
    • Sponsors shall receive written notice from the board for approval or disapproval from the board. Approved programs shall be given an identification number stating the year and hourly value.
    • Program changes must be made to and accepted by the board or the evaluation and acceptance of the program becomes null and void.
    • Sponsors shall retain a file of participants’ program completion for four (4) years.
    1. Application - Apply online at https://mylicense.in.gov/eGov/ML1PLA.html
    2. Required Documentation: Please be prepared to upload the following with your application
      • An agenda documenting the hours of organized learning experience;
      • Any supplementary materials (outlines, hand-outs, bibliographies, copies of slideshow presentations, etc.);
      • A copy of the speaker’s curriculum vitae, description of speaker’s expertise, work history or other documentation regarding the speaker’s expertise on the topic; and
      • Three (3) learning objectives for the program.

    Continuing education questions may be directed to the Board by e-mail at pla4@pla.IN.gov.

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