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Pharmacist Applicant

Apply for an initial Minnesota Pharmacist License.

  • License by Exam or Score Transfer
    This is an option for applicants that are not licensed as a pharmacist in another state and who are seeking licensure by completing both the NAPLEX and MPJE exams or by Score Transfer* of their NAPLEX score and MPJE score.

    *If you have taken the NAPLEX exam in another state and seek to transfer your score to Minnesota for licensure, make sure you transfer your score to the Board within 90 days of your exam date. If you do not transfer your score within the 90 days, you will need to apply for licensure by license transfer/reciprocity through NABP.   

    New graduates and qualifying applicants applying for licensure as pharmacists for the first time:
    • Apply Online
    • Printable Application

      Beginning June 01, 2023, any credit card processing fees for online payments will be the responsibility of the applicant
  • License Transfer (also called "Reciprocity")
    This is an option for non-resident pharmacists with an active license in another state who are seeking to transfer (reciprocate) their license to Minnesota.

          To apply for Licensure Transfer to Minnesota through NABP:
              Click here to access the Licensure Transfer Program webpage and apply through NABP.
              For additional information on the license transfer requirements and transfer process, click here.            
          Already applied through NABP for Licensure Transfer to Minnesota?
              Please wait for communication from the MN Board of Pharmacy. 
              Staff will contact you once we have received your e-LTP application from NABP.

Background Check Information for New Pharmacists

The Minnesota Board of Pharmacy is requiring new applicants to complete the fingerprint portion of the criminal background check as prior to being licensed.

Minnesota law and Board policy requires that all first-time applicants for pharmacist licensure in the state of Minnesota complete a fingerprint-based criminal background check. See Minnesota Statute § 214.075.

Processing time for a criminal background check is two to three weeks. Additional time may be required if further investigations have to be conducted. It is recommended that graduates submit their application one month prior to graduation to allow time for processing.

Minnesota Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP)

In 2017, Minnesota legislators implemented a program to promote public health and welfare by detecting diversion, along with abuse and misuse of prescriptions for controlled substances as defined in Minnesota Statutes Section 152.126. This law requires all Minnesota pharmacists practicing within the state are to register and maintain a user account with the PMP. Visit for more information on how to comply with this law once you are licensed as a pharmacist.

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