State Board of Pharmacy
Announcement for Pharmacist License Applicants
At the June 28, 2018
Pennsylvania State Board of Pharmacy (Board) Meeting, the Board voted to waive
the requirement that Pharm.D. graduates of schools of pharmacy accredited by
the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) earn at least 500
intern hours outside of their academic program. This means that the 1,500
intern hours required for licensure as a pharmacist may be earned through an
ACPE-accredited school of pharmacy’s Pharm.D. program and these graduates are
no longer required to earn 500 intern hours outside of the school’s academic
Warns of Potentially Counterfeit Drugs from Philadelphia Area Pharmacy
The State Board of Pharmacy regulates the practice of pharmacy in Pennsylvania. The Board registers pharmacy interns, licenses pharmacists and pharmacies and issues to eligible pharmacists the authorization to administer injectable medications, biologicals and immunizations. The Board is charged with passing upon initial qualifications for licensure and with imposing sanctions against persons and businesses who violate the Pharmacy Act. The Board’s regulations govern practice standards; drug storage; security and dispensing requirements; facility requirements; licensure requirements; internships; and continuing education.
Citation: Pharmacy Act (Act 699 of 1961), Act of September 27, 1961, P.L. 1700, as amended, 63 P.S. § 390-1 et seq. Regulations of the State Board of Pharmacy, 49 PA. CODE, Chapter 27.