Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Licensing Compliance Guide
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California Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Licensing

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Licensing requirements for California healthcare and pharmaceutical companies and individuals.

This page provides an overview of healthcare and pharmaceutical industry licensing in for individuals and businesses. You will find state requirements, application fees, filing instructions, and more. For assistance with licensing, please contact us to learn about our software and managed license services.

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Company Licenses

California Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Company Licenses

California Automated Patient Dispensing System License

Agency:California State Board of Pharmacy
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Registration Renewal

Due:

Annually

Fact Checked:4/5/19

California Centralized Hospital Packaging Pharmacy License

Agency:California State Board of Pharmacy
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Centralized Hospital Packaging Pharmacy License Application

Agency Fee:

$820

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Form:

Request for Renewal of Centralized Hospital Packaging Pharmacy License

Agency Fee:

$805

Due:

Annually

Fact Checked:4/5/19

California Clinic License

Agency:California State Board of Pharmacy
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Clinic License Application

Agency Fee:

$520

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Form:

Request for Renewal of Clinic Application

Agency Fee:

$331

Due:

Annually

Fact Checked:4/5/19

California Community Pharmacy License

Agency:California State Board of Pharmacy
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Pharmacy License Application

Agency Fee:

$520

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application for Renewal of Pharmacy/Nonresident Pharmacy

Agency Fee:

$671

Due:

Annually

Fact Checked:4/5/19

California Correctional Clinic License

Agency:California State Board of Pharmacy
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Correctional Clinic License Application

Agency Fee:

$520

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$331

Due:

Annually

Fact Checked:4/5/19

California Drug Manufacturing License

Agency:California Department of Public Health - Food and Drug Branch
Fact Checked:4/10/19

Initial Registration

Form:

New Drug Manufacturing License: CDPH 52N

Agency Fee:

$2,454 application fee + $100 PDMA fee.

Fact Checked:4/11/19

Registration Renewal

Form:

Biennial Drug Manufacturing License Renewal: CDPH 52R

Agency Fee:

$3,988 renewal fee + $200 PDMA fee.

Due:

Biennially

Fact Checked:4/11/19

California Emergency Medical Services Automated Drug Delivery System License

Agency:California State Board of Pharmacy
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually

Fact Checked:4/5/19

California Home Care Organization License

Agency:California Department of Social Services - Community Care Licensing Division - Home Care Services Bureau
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No
Fact Checked:8/27/20

Initial Registration

Form:

Form HCS 200: Application for a Home Care Organization License

Agency Fee:

$5,603

Fact Checked:8/27/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Form HCS 200: Application for a Home Care Organization License

Agency Fee:

$5,603

Due:

Biennially

Fact Checked:8/27/20

California Home Medical Device Retailer Exemptee License

Agency:California Department of Public Health - Food and Drug Branch
Fact Checked:4/10/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Home Medical Device Retailer Exemptee License: CDPH 8695

Agency Fee:

$384

Fact Checked:4/11/19

Registration Renewal

Form:

Home Medical Device Retailer Exemptee License: CDPH 8695 (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$230

Due:

Annually

Fact Checked:4/11/19

California Home Medical Device Retailer License

Agency:California Department of Public Health - Food and Drug Branch
Fact Checked:4/10/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Home Medical Device Retailer License Application: CDPH 8679

Agency Fee:

$1,304

Fact Checked:4/11/19

Registration Renewal

Form:

Home Medical Device Retailer License Application: CDPH 8679 (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$1,304

Due:

Annually

Fact Checked:4/11/19

California Home Medical Device Retailer License - Warehouse Only

Agency:California Department of Public Health - Food and Drug Branch
Fact Checked:4/10/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Home Medical Device Retailer License Application: CDPH 8679

Agency Fee:

$653

Fact Checked:4/11/19

Registration Renewal

Form:

Home Medical Device Retailer License Application: CDPH 8679 (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$653

Due:

Annually

Fact Checked:4/11/19

California Hospital In-Patient Sterile Compounding Pharmacy License

Agency:California State Board of Pharmacy
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Hospital In-Patient Sterile Compounding License Application

Agency Fee:

$1,645

Fact Checked:4/5/19

California Hospital Pharmacy License

Agency:California State Board of Pharmacy
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Hospital Pharmacy License Application

Agency Fee:

$520

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application for Renewal of a Hospital/Drug Room

Agency Fee:

$671

Due:

Annually

Fact Checked:4/5/19

California Hospital Satellite Compounding Pharmacy License

Agency:California State Board of Pharmacy
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Hospital Satellite Compounding Pharmacy Application

Agency Fee:

$1,645

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$1,325

Due:

Annually

Fact Checked:4/5/19

California Hypodermic Needle and Syringe License

Agency:California State Board of Pharmacy
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Hypodermic Syringes and Needles License Application

Agency Fee:

$170

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Form:

Request for Renewal of Hypodermic Needle & Syringe Permit

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

Annually

Fact Checked:4/5/19

California Medical Device Manufacturing License

Agency:California Department of Public Health - Food and Drug Branch
Fact Checked:4/10/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Biennial Medical Device Manufacturing License New: CDPH 72N

Agency Fee:

$2,454

Fact Checked:4/11/19

Registration Renewal

Form:

Biennial Medical Device Manufacturing License Renewal: CDPH 72R

Agency Fee:

$3,988

Due:

Biennially

Fact Checked:4/11/19

California Nonresident Outsourcing Facility License

Agency:California State Board of Pharmacy
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Nonresident Outsourcing Facility License Application

Agency Fee:

$2,380

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Form:

Request for Renewal of Nonresident Outsourcing Facility License

Agency Fee:

$2,270

Due:

Annually

Fact Checked:4/5/19

California Nonresident Pharmacy License

Agency:California State Board of Pharmacy
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Nonresident Pharmacy License Application

Agency Fee:

$520

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application for Renewal of Pharmacy/Nonresident Pharmacy

Agency Fee:

$671

Due:

Annually

Fact Checked:4/5/19

California Nonresident Pharmacy Sterile Compounding License

Agency:California State Board of Pharmacy
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Nonresident Pharmacy Sterile Compouding License

Agency Fee:

$2,380

Fact Checked:4/5/19

California Nonresident Third-Party Logistics Provider License

Agency:California State Board of Pharmacy
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Nonresident Third-Party Logistics Provider License Application

Agency Fee:

$780

Fact Checked:4/5/19

California Nonresident Wholesaler License

Agency:California State Board of Pharmacy
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Nonresident Wholesaler License Application

Agency Fee:

$780

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application for Renewal of Wholesaler/Nonresident Wholesaler License

Agency Fee:

$786

Due:

Annually

Fact Checked:4/5/19

California Out-of-State Home Medical Device Retailer Registration

Agency:California Department of Public Health - Food and Drug Branch
Fact Checked:4/10/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Out-of-State Home Medical Device Retailer Registration: CDPH 8679

Agency Fee:

$230

Fact Checked:4/11/19

Registration Renewal

Form:

Out-of-State Home Medical Device Retailer Registration: CDPH 8679 (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$230

Due:

Annually

Fact Checked:4/11/19

California Outsourcing Facility License

Agency:California State Board of Pharmacy
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Outsourcing Facility License Application

Agency Fee:

$2,270

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Form:

Request for Renewal of Outsourcing Facility License

Agency Fee:

$1,325

Due:

Annually

Fact Checked:4/5/19

California Sterile Compounding Pharmacy License

Agency:California State Board of Pharmacy
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Sterile Compounding License Application

Agency Fee:

$1,645

Fact Checked:4/5/19

California Temporary Community Pharmacy/Nonresident Pharmacy License

Agency:California State Board of Pharmacy
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Temporary License Application

Agency Fee:

$325 license fee + $520 processing fee.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Temporary licenses are valid for 90 days and cannot be renewed.

California Third-Party Logistics Provider License

Agency:California State Board of Pharmacy
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

California Third-Party Logistics Provider License Application

Agency Fee:

$780

Fact Checked:4/5/19

California Veterinary Food - Animal Drug Retailer License

Agency:California State Board of Pharmacy
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

California Veterinary Food-Animal Drug Retailer License Application

Agency Fee:

$435

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Form:

Request for Renewal of Veterinary Food-Animal Drug Retailer Permit

Agency Fee:

$330

Due:

Annually

Fact Checked:4/5/19

California Wholesaler License

Agency:California State Board of Pharmacy
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

California Wholesaler License Application

Agency Fee:

$780

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application for Renewal of Wholesaler/Nonresident Wholesaler License

Agency Fee:

$786

Due:

Annually

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Individual Licenses

California Individual Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Licenses

California Advanced Practice Pharmacist License

Agency:California State Board of Pharmacy
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Advanced Practice Pharmacist Application

Agency Fee:

$300

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$300

Due:

Biennially the final day of the month that it was issued

Fact Checked:4/5/19

California Designated Paramedic License

Agency:California State Board of Pharmacy
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Designated Paramedic License Application

Agency Fee:

$140

Fact Checked:4/5/19

California Designated Representative - 3PL License

Agency:California State Board of Pharmacy
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Designated Representative-3PL Application

Agency Fee:

$150

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Form:

Designated Representative - 3PL License Renewal Application

Agency Fee:

$215

Due:

Biennially the final day of the month that it was issued

Fact Checked:4/5/19

California Designated Representative - Reverse Distributor License

Agency:California State Board of Pharmacy
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Designated Representative-Reverse Distributor Application

Agency Fee:

$150

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Form:

Designated Representative License Renewal Application

Agency Fee:

$215

Due:

Biennially the final day of the month that it was issued

Fact Checked:4/5/19

California Designated Representative - Veterinary Food-Animal Drug Retailer License

Agency:California State Board of Pharmacy
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Designated Representative for a Vet-Food Animal Drug Retailer

Agency Fee:

$150

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Form:

Designated Representative License Renewal Application

Agency Fee:

$215

Due:

Biennially the final day of the month that it was issued

Fact Checked:4/5/19

California Designated Representative - Wholesaler/Non-Resident Wholesaler License

Agency:California State Board of Pharmacy
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Designated Representative for a Wholesaler/Non-Resident Wholesaler

Agency Fee:

$150

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Form:

Designated Representative License Renewal Application

Agency Fee:

$215

Due:

Biennially the final day of the month that it was issued

Fact Checked:4/5/19

California Home Care Aide Registration

Agency:California Department of Social Services - Community Care Licensing Division - Home Care Services Bureau
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No
Fact Checked:8/27/20

Initial Registration

Form:

Form HCS 100: Application for Home Care Aide Registration

Agency Fee:

$35

Fact Checked:8/27/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$35

Due:

Biennially

Fact Checked:8/27/20

California Intern Pharmacist License

Agency:California State Board of Pharmacy
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Intern Pharmacist Application

Agency Fee:

$165

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Form:

Intern License Extension Request

Agency Fee:

$165

Due:

Biennially the final day of the month that it was issued

Fact Checked:4/5/19

California Pharmacist License

Agency:California State Board of Pharmacy
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Pharmacist Examination for Licensure Application

Agency Fee:

$260

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$372, $360 renewal fee, $12 CURES fee for an active license

Due:

Biennially by the end of the month of issuance.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

California Pharmacy Technician License

Agency:California State Board of Pharmacy
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Pharmacy Technician Application

Agency Fee:

$140

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$140

Due:

Biennially the final day of the month that it was issued

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Learn about healthcare and pharmaceutical licensing in other states:

Controlled Substance Registration - In addition to a pharmacy license, controlled substance registration registration is required in many states for pharmacies that distribute controlled substances.

NABP (National Association of Boards of Pharmacy) - Host a variety of programs and resources relating to pharmacist and pharmacy licensure and examination.

Pharmacist in Charge - A licensed pharmacist designated by a pharmacy to act as the party responsible for compliance with regulations.

VPP (Verified Pharmacy Program) - A program run by NABP that allows state boards to share information and more easily register out-of-state pharmacies.

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