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Pharmacist License

Minnesota Board of Pharmacy

Agency contact information:

Pharmacy, Minnesota Board of
2829 University Avenue S.E., Suite 530
Minneapolis, MN 55414-3251
(651) 201-2825
Contact Info: pharmacy.board


Pharmacy, Minnesota Board of

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The Minnesota Board of Pharmacy enforces rules dealing with drug distribution by drug manufacturers, wholesalers, pharmacies, physicians, dentists, and other practitioners. The board issues all licenses dealing with pharmacists and pharmacies. The board administers the states controlled substance prescription monitoring program.


Minn. Stats. 151


MINNESOTA RULES 6800.0100 - 6800.9954


Application for Registration as a Pharmacist

Contact the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy office for the appropriate forms.

Applications are available on the Board website at Licensing and Registration.


Graduation from approved college of pharmacy with a B.S. or PharmD degree.

Completion of internship.

Review Pharmacist Licensure by License Transfer/Reciprocity in MN

Contact Board office for details.


Examination Fees:

NAPLEX - $465
MPJE - $200 
State - $130 

Original License and annual renewal fee - $130 + $13 OET surcharge = $143 total 

Licensure by License Transfer/Reciprocity -$225 + $22.50 OET surcharge = $247.50 toal

Licensing surcharge to be assessed

The Minnesota Legislature passed legislation requiring a 10% surcharge of no less than $5 and no more than $150 on each business, commercial, professional or occupational license. The funding from this surcharge will go to MN.IT Services (formerly Office of Enterprise Technology (OET)), which is establishing an electronic licensing system for the state. The surcharge will be in place through June 30, 2015. See Minn. Stat. § 16E.22.

Period of Issuance:

March 1 - February 28 annually.

Length of Determination Process:

Exams are offered daily throughout the year. Contact Board office for process.