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Pharmacist License by Reciprocity (Licensure Transfer)

When to Apply

How you apply for a Pharmacist license depends on whether you have passed the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) and, if so, when you passed it, whether you requested a score transfer to Delaware and whether you are already licensed in another jurisdiction (state, U.S. territory or District of Columbia).

Licensure Transfer is the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) term for reciprocity. If either of the following situations applies to you, you must apply by Licensure Transfer:

  • You passed the NAPLEX less than one year ago but you did not designate Delaware as a score transfer state, or
  • You passed the NAPLEX over one year ago and you are currently licensed in another jurisdiction.

If neither of the situations above applies to you, submit a Pharmacist Licensure by Examination or Score Transfer application in DELPROS instead.

Filing Preliminary Application with NABP

NABP’s Electronic Licensure Transfer Program helps pharmacists who hold an active, unrestricted license in good standing to apply for licensure in more jurisdictions. In this program, NABP

  • screens your preliminary application
  • compiles and verifies the information you provided them (e.g., education, NAPLEX score, licensure history)
  • creates an online NABP Official Application for Transfer of Pharmacist License.

Before submitting the licensure transfer application to NAPB, review Delaware’s licensure requirements.

Then submit the licensure transfer preliminary application and fee to NABP following the instructions for Electronic Licensure Transfer on the NABP website .

Information on How to Apply for a License in DELPROS

Applications are processed in DELPROS (Delaware Professional Regulation Online Services). The online license application process is simple and provides you with clear instructions throughout each stage of the application process. We strongly recommend that you understand what the requirements are for the license you are pursuing. Then, request and gather the documents you need before you begin the application process. Most of the information and forms are on this website. For further clarification of requirements, refer to your profession’s License Law and the Rules and Regulations.

In order to apply for a license or service request, you must have a DELPROS account. To create a new account or log into an existing DELPROS account, follow the instructions at the beginning of the application process. As part of the final steps of the application process, DELPROS instructs you to either “attach” or “upload” the required documents directly to your application and/or to “acknowledge” that you will either send them in yourself or make arrangements for “third-party” documents/forms to be sent to the Board office. Examples of “third-party forms” are transcripts from schools, employment verifications from a supervisor, and license verifications from another state. These forms usually require a signature, seal, or notary, therefore, must be mailed into the Board office directly. All documents received by mail are scanned and attached to the appropriate license records.

In DELPROS, you have the ability to save your application and return to it to edit/update information or upload documents for up to six months. However, if you do not submit your application within six months, you will have to restart your online application process. The Board office begins processing applications shortly after submission in the portal. You may check the status of your application in the DELPROS system throughout the whole process and we will correspond with you by email. The requirements for this license type are provided in the following section(s).

Requirements for Applicants

Like other jurisdictions, you must meet the requirements of the Delaware Board of Pharmacy before a Delaware license is issued. In addition to submitting the Application Supplement and fee in DELPROS, you must:

  • A State of Delaware and Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal background check (CBC). Follow the instructions on the Criminal History Record Check Authorization form to arrange to be fingerprinted. Submit both the form and payment to the State Bureau of Identification (SBI). Do not send these forms to the Board office.
    • Allow at least four weeks for the SBI to send criminal history records to the Board office.
    • A new criminal background check is required even if the person recently had a criminal background check done for some other reason.
  • Print and send the NABP Official Application for Transfer of Pharmacist License to the Delaware Board office within 90 days of NABP’s notification.
  • Register to take the Multi-State Pharmacist Jurisprudence Examination (MPJE) on www.nabp.pharmacy.
    • Since you must register to take the MPJE before the Board office can make you eligible, it is strongly suggested that you register with NABP at the same time you request the NABP Official Application.
    • For help on preparing for the MPJE, see MPJE Study Material.
    • When the Board office makes you eligible, NABP will send you an Authorization to Test letter that will explain how to schedule your examination. NABP will notify you of the results.
    • If you do not pass the MPJE, you must wait 31 days after failing the exam before you can re-take it. To re-take it, you must re-register on www.nabp.pharmacy and the Board office must re-confirm your eligibility. For more information about re-taking the exams, see Section 1.2 of the Board’s Rules and Regulations.


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