Pharmacist

Pursuant to 2017 Wisconsin Act 278, beginning August 1, 2018, prior to submitting an application for a credential, an individual may apply to the Department for a determination of whether the individual would be disqualified from obtaining the credential due to his or her conviction record.  To apply for a predetermination, please fill out Form #3085 and submit all required documentation specified on the form.  Pursuant to Wis. Stat. § 111.335(4)(e), the offenses or kinds of offenses that may result in a refusal, bar, or termination of licensure are published under Additional Resources on the left side of this page.


License Information

Fee Reduction

Pursuant to 2017 Wisconsin Act 319, beginning August 1, 2018, an applicant for an initial credential may apply for a reduction of the initial credential fee that is equal to 10% of the initial fee.  Qualification is based on the federal adjusted gross income being at or below 180% of the federal poverty guideline prescribed for the applicant's family household size by the United States Department of Health and Human Services. To determine eligibility please visit the United States Department of Health and Human Services website at https://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty-guidelines, prior to submitting Form 3217.

Per Wis. Stat. § 440.08 (2), the required renewal date for the Pharmacist credential is 05/31/even years.  Should you receive your initial credential in the months leading up to this date, you are still required to renew your license by the statutorily defined date.

Requirements

  • Complete education and internship.
    • Complete an internship program or have practical experience acquired in another state which is comparable to that included in the internship and which is approved and verified by the Board.
  • Complete and submit the appropriate application form, including all required documentation and fee. 
  • Pass required examinations.

Pre-Credential Education Information

Graduate from a school or college of pharmacy approved by the board or have taken and passed the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Examination given by the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination Commission.


Application for Licensure by Exam, NAPLEX Score Transfer and NABP License Transfer

FormDescription
608Pharmacist Licensure Application
​3217​Application for Fee Reduction (This form must accompany the application for the credential)
2533Certification of Academic Internship in the Practice of Pharmacy Form (for school to verify internship hours)
2512Pharmacist Certification of Professional Education (This form must come directly from your school. Not required for NAPLEX Transfer applicants.)
​2566​Request to Retake the National Board Exam
1403​Request for Verification of Certification
​3085​Application for Predetermination
2252Convictions and Pending Charges
3071Fax Payment Form

Application for Licensure by Exam (Foreign Trained)

FormDescription
2614Foreign Graduate Information
608Pharmacist Licensure Application
2534Certification of Foreign Graduate Internship in the Practice of Pharmacy (for in-state supervisor to complete foreign graduate Internship hours)
​2512Pharmacist Certification of Professional Education (This form must come directly from your school.)
1403

Request to Retake the National Board Exam
​2670​Disclosure - Foreign Graduate Internship in the Practice of Pharmacy (File when approved to start foreign internship and when a change of internship in-state supervisor occurs.)
2252

Convictions and Pending Charges
3071Fax Payment Form

Internship Forms (for application by Exam and NAPLEX Transfer)

FormDescription
2539FAQ's Regarding Wisconsin Pharmacy Internship Program (This includes information on each internship category and the necessary procedures to follow.)
2533Certification of Academic Internship in the Practice of Pharmacy Form (for school to verify internship hours)
2536Certification of Post-Graduate Internship in the Practice of Pharmacy
​2535Certification of Student Non-Academic Internship in the Practice of Pharmacy Form (For Wisconsin in-state supervisor to verify internship hours. For all out-of-state non-academic hours you must complete Form #2537.)
2537​Verification of Practical Experience Internship in the Practice of Pharmacy (for other state Boards to verify internship hours)

Renewal Information

Requirements

  • FEE (See Renewal Dates and Fees)
  • SIG (Signature regarding the completion of Continuing Education)
  • If your legal status as a qualified alien or nonimmigrant lawfully present in the United States has changed since the issuance of your credential or your last renewal, please contact the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services at (608) 266-2112 or dsps@wisconsin.gov.

Important Notice: Please check the DSPS Pharmacy Examining Board rules and statutes site for the latest changes.

Renewal Methods

  • Online Log In: License Renewal Online
  • Request a Paper Renewal Form: (888) 506‑4239 or (608) 261‑4460 for the Madison area
FormDescription
RDAFRenewal Dates and Fees
R210Active Duty/Discharge Renewal Extension

Wisconsin Act 210 (effective June 1, 2012)

This Act extends the license of a service member if the license expires while they are on active duty from 90 days to 180 days from the date of discharge. The same applies to a spouse of a service member if the spouse does not practice under their license while the service member is on active duty and does not practice because the service member is on active duty.

This Act repeals a provision of prior law that required a service member to meet all of the requirements for license extension or renewal, except for continuing education requirements, in order to have the license extended.

Service members and spouses may request extensions of licenses beyond 180 days from discharge and may request a waiver or extension of time to complete continuing education requirements due to hardship. Please view Active Duty/Discharge Renewal Extension Form #R210.