ALERT: Expedited Licensure for Refugees, Asylum Seekers, and Holders of Special Immigrant Visas
Starting January 1, 2021, individuals in the following categories who apply for licensure by the California State Board of Pharmacy may seek an expedited licensure process.
- Refugees pursuant to section 1157 of title 8 of the United States Code;
- Those granted asylum by the Secretary of Homeland Security or the Attorney General of the United States pursuant to section 1158 of title 8 of the United States Code; or,
- Individuals with a special immigrant visa that have been granted a status pursuant to section 1244 of Public Law 110-181, Public Law 109-163, or section 602(b) of title VI of division F of Public Law 111-8.
In order to receive the expedited licensure process, individuals must provide documentation of their refugee, asylee, or special immigrant visa status when submitting their application package. Please note that this does not mean a license must be issued, but simply that the process will be expedited.
Apply for a Personal License
Effective April 1, 2020 New Application Fees: Please review the Fee Schedule to ensure you submit the correct application fee with your application. Incorrect fees will be returned to the applicant with a notice to submit the correct fee.
Applications and Examination Information
- Pharmacist - Examination and Licensure
- Advanced Practice Pharmacist
- Intern Pharmacist
- Pharmacy Technician
- Designated Representative - Wholesaler/Non-Resident Wholesaler
- Designated Representative - Vet Food-Animal Drug Retailer
- Designated Representative - 3PL
- Designated Representative-Reverse Distributor
- Designated Paramedic