The requirements for licensure as a registered pharmacist in the
state of New Jersey are set by the state Board of Pharmacy. Since the
specific requirements change from time to time, it is advisable to
contact the state board for the most current information when specific
questions about the requirements for licensure arise. Correspondence to
the board may be addressed to the Executive Director, Board of
Pharmacy, 124 Halsey Street, P.O. Box 45013, Newark, NJ 07101
(973-504-6450 or http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/phar/Pages/default.aspx).
To qualify for licensure in the state of New
Jersey, the applicant must be a graduate of an accredited college of
pharmacy, must have completed a sufficient amount of time in an
approved experience program, and must have passed both the state Board
of Pharmacy Licensure Examination and the Multistate Jurisprudence
Pharmacy Examination. The experience program may consist of internship,
externship, or a combination of both. Externship refers to a
college-credited and supervised experience program that has been
approved by the Board of Pharmacy as meeting the experience
requirement. Internship refers to postgraduate experience in an
approved pharmacy with a board-approved preceptor. A total of 1,440
hours of internship/externship is necessary for a candidate to qualify
to take the licensure examination. The examination itself is a
comprehensive computer-adaptive examination that integrates the
pharmaceutical sciences with pharmacy practice.
at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy currently provides an externship
and related experience components that meet the experience requirements
for licensure in New Jersey. Students contemplating registration as a
pharmacist in states other than New Jersey should become familiar with
the licensure and reciprocation requirements in those states.
Information about registration in other states may be obtained from the
appropriate state board of pharmacy or through the National Association
of Boards of Pharmacy, 1600 Feehanville Dr., Mount Prospect, IL 60056
(847-391-4406 or at http://www.nabp.net).