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Title: Pharmacist License
Alternate Title:
Description: Minnesota Board of Pharmacy
Subject: Drugs
Creation Date: 9/11/2008 2:16:04 PM
Modification Date: 10/12/2022 5:00:29 PM
Agency Name: Pharmacy, Minnesota Board of
Agency URL:
Agency Description: The Minnesota Board of Pharmacy exists to promote, preserve, and protect the public health, safety, and welfare by fostering the safe distribution of pharmaceuticals and the provision of quality pharmaceutical care to the citizens of Minnesota. The board fulfills its mission through examination and licensure of pharmacists, regulation of the practice of pharmacy, inspection of licensed facilities, investigation of complaints, and the issuance of disciplinary orders and agreements for corrective action. Board staff also helps educate pharmacists and others about laws, rules and best standards of practice.
Agency Phone: 651-201-2825
Agency Fax: 612-617-2262
Agency URL:
Agency Address:
335 Randolph Ave., Suite 230

St. Paul
Division Name: Email
Division URL:
Division Description:
Division Phone: Division Fax: Division URL:
Audience: Hold Application URL:
Renewal URL:
Versa URL:


New Pharmacist

Pharmacist License Reinstatement

Pharmacist Renewal

Rules: 6800.0100 - .9954

Statutes: 151

New graduates and qualifying applicants applying for licensure as pharmacists for the first time

Reciprocity and license transfer applicants

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 Minn. Stat. § 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.


Applications are available at New Pharmacist and Forms



Intern  - $50

Eligibility Application  - $208.25 (criminal background check included)

New License Fee - $175

Transfer/Reciprocity - $308.25  (criminal background check included)

Renewal - $175  

Renewal late fee - $87.50

Period of Issuance:

March 1 - February 28 annually.

Length of Determination: Exams are offered daily throughout the year. Contact Board office for process.
Other Info:
Activity: Pharmacy
Drugs (Human and Veterinary)
License Detail URL:

New Pharmacist

License Verification

Online Services

Minnesota Board of Pharmacy

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