Iowa Pharmacy Licensing

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Licensing requirements for Iowa pharmaceutical companies.

Welcome to our Iowa Pharmacy Licensing Guide, which outlines initial and renewal licensing for pharmacy companies. This guide contains the application forms, fees, and renewal requirements. For assistance with licensing, please contact us to learn about our software and managed license services.

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Iowa Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Company Licenses

Iowa Controlled Substances Act (CSA) Registration - Business

Agency:Iowa Board of Pharmacy

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Resident and Nonresident License Application

Agency fee:

$90

Notes:

There is no longer a separate Controlled Substance application. The application is now within the Pharmacy Application - the $90 fee listed is in addition to the filing fee for the Pharmacy application.

Registration Renewal

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$90

Due:

Biennially

Iowa Limited Distributor License

Agency:Iowa Board of Pharmacy

Initial Registration

Form:

Limited Distributor Application

Agency fee:

$175

Registration Renewal

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$175

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Iowa Limited Use Pharmacy License

Agency:Iowa Board of Pharmacy

Registration Renewal

Form:

Resident and Nonresident Pharmacy License (Renewal)

Agency fee:

$135

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Iowa Outsourcing Facility License

Agency:Iowa Board of Pharmacy

Registration Renewal

Form:

Outsourcing Facility License Application (Renewal)

Agency fee:

$400

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Iowa Pharmacy License

Agency:Iowa Board of Pharmacy

Registration Renewal

Form:

Resident and Nonresident Pharmacy License (Renewal)

Agency fee:

$135

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Iowa Precursor Substances Permit

Agency:Iowa Board of Pharmacy

Initial Registration

Form:

Precursor Substances Permit Application

Agency fee:

$180

Registration Renewal

Form:

Precursor Substances Permit Application (Renewal)

Agency fee:

$180

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Iowa Telepharmacy License

Agency:Iowa Board of Pharmacy

Initial Registration

Form:

Telepharmacy License Application

Agency fee:

$135

Registration Renewal

Form:

Telepharmacy License Application (Renewal)

Agency fee:

$135

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Iowa Third-Party Logistics Provider License

Agency:Iowa Board of Pharmacy

Initial Registration

Form:

Third-Party Logistics Provider (3PL) Application

Agency fee:

$750

Registration Renewal

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$750

Due:

Annually by March 31.

Iowa Wholesale Distributor License

Agency:Iowa Board of Pharmacy

Registration Renewal

Form:

Wholesale Distributor Application (Renewal)

Agency fee:

$750

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Individual Licenses

Iowa Individual Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Licenses

Iowa Controlled Substances Act (CSA) Registration - Individual Practitioners

Agency:Iowa Board of Pharmacy

Registration Renewal

Form:

Controlled Substances Registration (Individual)

Agency fee:

$90

Due:

Biennially

Iowa Pharmacist License

Agency:Iowa Board of Pharmacy

Initial Registration

Form:

Iowa Board of Pharmacy Application for Licensure by Examination

Agency fee:

$252

Original Ink:Not required

Reciprocal Registration

Form:

Iowa Board of Pharmacy Application for Licensure by Examination (Score Transfer)

Agency fee:

$252

Original Ink:Not required

Registration Renewal

Form:

Iowa Pharmacist Renewal/Reinstatement Application

Instructions:

Renewal applications are mailed in mid-April to all licensed pharmacists whose licenses will expire at the end of June.

Agency fee:

$180

Due:

Biennially by June 30th.

Original Ink:Not required

Iowa Pharmacist-Intern Registration

Agency:Iowa Board of Pharmacy

Initial Registration

Form:

Pharmacist-Intern Registration

Agency fee:

$30

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Registration shall remain in effect aslong asthe board issatisfied that the intern is pursuing a degree in pharmacy in good faith and with reasonable diligence.

Iowa Pharmacy Certified Technician Registration

Agency:Iowa Board of Pharmacy

Registration Renewal

Form:

Pharmacy Certified Technician Initial and Renewal Registration

Agency fee:

$40

Due:

Biennially by the last day of the licensee's birth month.

Iowa Pharmacy Support Person Registration

Agency:Iowa Board of Pharmacy

Registration Renewal

Form:

Pharmacy Support Person Initial and Renewal Registration

Agency fee:

$25

Due:

Biennially by the last day of the licensee's birth month.

Iowa Pharmacy Technician Trainee Registration

Agency:Iowa Board of Pharmacy

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Trainee registrations are issued for a period of one year and may not be renewed.

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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