When are You Required to Hold a Pharmacist License?

If you are interested in working in an Alabama pharmacy, you will need to be familiar with license requirements which are developed by the Alabama Pharmacy Board. Kreps Law Firm lawyers are experienced with the Alabama Pharmacy Code. Contact us with any questions or concerns that you have regarding Alabama Pharmacist License requirements.

A common question is, “When is it required to hold an Alabama pharmacist license?”. Those working in an Alabama pharmacy who are dispensing prescriptions are required to hold a Pharmacist License. In order to obtain a license, you must first hold a professional degree from an accredited school. After passing your state exam, you will receive your Pharmacist License. Continuing education and license renewal is also required to maintain your Alabama Pharmacist License.

If you are uncertain about whether you are eligible for an Alabama Pharmacist License or you have received communication from the Alabama Pharmacy Board regarding your license status, contact Kreps Law Firm. We can answer any questions regarding Alabama Pharmacy Board Code and assist you in any action you are involved in with the Alabama Pharmacy Board.

Pharmacy interns may not yet be licensed but must work solely under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist. Interns must be in the process of completing their schooling in order to obtain their license to perform this type of work. Discontinuing schooling for more than two semesters or three-quarters in a row makes the intern ineligible for pharmacy work. It is vital that you maintain your status as a student to qualify as an intern. Kreps Law Firm can answer any questions you have about eligibility to work as a pharmacy intern.

Another option you have for eligibility to work in an Alabama pharmacy is to become a pharmacy technician. While this also includes a license and close supervision, it does not carry the educational requirements that becoming a pharmacist does. If you are at least 18 and a high school graduate with no criminal record, you can apply for a pharmacy technician license and work directly beneath a licensed pharmacist. Contact Kreps Law Firm if you have questions about becoming a pharmacy technician or have received a notice from the Alabama Pharmacy Board regarding your license. We are your educated guide in Pharmacy Board issues.

Application fees and biannual renewals are required for all Alabama Pharmacy Board issued licenses. If your license is not kept current or fees go unpaid, you will be required to pay delinquency fees. You may also find your license under review by the Alabama Pharmacy Board to ensure that you meet the requirements to fulfill your job duties. If you find yourself in this situation, contact Kreps Law Firm to have an experienced Alabama Pharmacy Board Code lawyer on your side.

Based on Alabama Pharmacy Board Code §34-23-50.