Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Licensing Compliance Guide
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Texas Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Licensing

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Licensing requirements for Texas healthcare and pharmaceutical companies and individuals.

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Texas Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Company Licenses

Texas Central Prescription Drug or Medication Order Processing Pharmacy (Class G) License

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

Initial Registration

Form:

Central Prescription Drug or Medication Order Processing Pharmacy (Class G) Application

Agency Fee:

$459

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$456

Due:

Biennially by the end of the registration anniversary month.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Texas Clinic Pharmacy (Class D) License

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

Initial Registration

Form:

Clinic Pharmacy (Class D) License Application

Agency Fee:

$459 license fee + $25 per pharmacy balance/scale.

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$456 license fee + $25 per pharmacy balance/scale.

Due:

Biennially by the end of the registration anniversary month.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Texas Community Pharmacy (Class A) License

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

Initial Registration

Form:

Community Pharmacy (Class A) License Application

Agency Fee:

$459 license fee + $25 per pharmacy balance/scale.

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$456 license fee + $25 per pharmacy balance/scale.

Due:

Biennially by the end of the registration anniversary month.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Texas Community Pharmacy Compounding Sterile Preparations (Class A-S) License

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

Initial Registration

Form:

Community Pharmacy Compounding Sterile Preparations (Class A-S) License Application

Agency Fee:

$459 license fee + $25 per pharmacy balance/scale.

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$456 license fee + $25 per pharmacy balance/scale.

Due:

Biennially by the end of the registration anniversary month.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Texas Freestanding Emergency Medical Care Center Pharmacy (Class F) License

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

Initial Registration

Form:

Freestanding Emergency Medical Care Center Pharmacy (Class F) License Application

Agency Fee:

$459 license fee + $25 per pharmacy balance/scale.

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$456 license fee + $25 per pharmacy balance/scale.

Due:

Biennially by the end of the registration anniversary month.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Texas Home & Community Support Services Agency (HCSSA) License

Agency:Texas Health and Human Services
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No
Fact Checked:8/28/20

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$1,750

Fact Checked:8/28/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$1,750

Due:

Biennially

Fact Checked:8/28/20

Texas Hospital Pharmacy Engaged in Compounding Sterile Preparations (Class C-S) License

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

Initial Registration

Form:

Hospital Pharmacy Engaged in Compounding Sterile Preparations (Class C-S) License Application

Agency Fee:

$459 license fee + $25 per pharmacy balance/scale.

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$456 license fee + $25 per pharmacy balance/scale.

Due:

Biennially by the end of the registration anniversary month.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Texas Hospital/Ambulatory Surgical Center Pharmacy (Class C) License

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

Initial Registration

Form:

Hospital/Ambulatory Surgical Center Pharmacy (Class C) License Application

Agency Fee:

$459 license fee + $25 per pharmacy balance/scale.

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$456 license fee + $25 per pharmacy balance/scale.

Due:

Biennially by the end of the registration anniversary month.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Texas In-State Manufacturer of Nonprescription Drugs License

Agency:Texas Department of State Health Services - Drug and Medical Devices Group
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

In-State Wholesale Distributors of Nonprescription Drugs who are Manufacturers Initial/Renewal License Application

Agency Fee:

$1,040 for facilities with less than $200k in gross annual drug sales, $1,690 for facilities with between $200k and $20M in gross annual drug sales, or $2,210 for facilities with more than $20M in gross annual drug sales.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Form:

In-State Wholesale Distributors of Nonprescription Drugs who are Manufacturers Initial/Renewal License Application

Agency Fee:

$1,040 for facilities with less than $200k in gross annual drug sales, $1,690 for facilities with between $200k and $20M in gross annual drug sales, or $2,210 for facilities with more than $20M in gross annual drug sales.

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Texas In-State Manufacturer of Prescription Drugs License

Agency:Texas Department of State Health Services - Drug and Medical Devices Group
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

In-State Manufacture of Prescription Drugs Initial/Renewal License Application

Agency Fee:

$1,080 for facilities with less than $200k in gross annual drug sales, $1,755 for facilities with between $200k and $20M in gross annual drug sales, or $2,295 for facilities with more than $20M in gross annual drug sales.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Form:

In-State Manufacture of Prescription Drugs Initial/Renewal License Application

Agency Fee:

$1,080 for facilities with less than $200k in gross annual drug sales, $1,755 for facilities with between $200k and $20M in gross annual drug sales, or $2,295 for facilities with more than $20M in gross annual drug sales.

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Texas In-State Wholesale Distributors of Nonprescription Drugs License

Agency:Texas Department of State Health Services - Drug and Medical Devices Group
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

In-State Wholesale Distributors of Nonprescription Drugs Initial/Renewal License Application

Agency Fee:

$1,040 for facilities with less than $200k in gross annual drug sales, $1,690 for facilities with between $200k and $20M in gross annual drug sales, or $2,210 for facilities with more than $20M in gross annual drug sales.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Form:

In-State Wholesale Distributors of Nonprescription Drugs Initial/Renewal License Application

Agency Fee:

$1,040 for facilities with less than $200k in gross annual drug sales, $1,690 for facilities with between $200k and $20M in gross annual drug sales, or $2,210 for facilities with more than $20M in gross annual drug sales.

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Texas In-State Wholesale Distributors of Prescription Drugs License

Agency:Texas Department of State Health Services - Drug and Medical Devices Group
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

In-State Wholesale Distributors of Prescription Drugs Initial/Renewal License Application

Agency Fee:

$1,080 for facilities with less than $200k in gross annual drug sales, $1,755 for facilities with between $200k and $20M in gross annual drug sales, or $2,295 for facilities with more than $20M in gross annual drug sales.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Form:

In-State Wholesale Distributors of Prescription Drugs Initial/Renewal License Application

Agency Fee:

$1,080 for facilities with less than $200k in gross annual drug sales, $1,755 for facilities with between $200k and $20M in gross annual drug sales, or $2,295 for facilities with more than $20M in gross annual drug sales.

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Texas Limited Prescription Deliver Pharmacy (Class H) License

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

Initial Registration

Form:

Limited Prescription Deliver Pharmacy (Class H) License Application

Agency Fee:

$459

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$456

Due:

Biennially by the end of the registration anniversary month.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Texas Multiple Product (Including Medical Gases) Nonprescription Drug License

Agency:Texas Department of State Health Services - Drug and Medical Devices Group
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Multiple Product (Including Medical Gases) Initial/Renewal License Application

Agency Fee:

$540 for facilities with less than $200k in combined gross annual sales, $810 for facilities with between $200k and $500k in combined gross annual sales, $1,080 for facilities with between $500k and $1M in combined gross annual sales, $1,350 for facilities with between $1M and $10M in combined gross annual sales, $2,025 for facilities with more than $10M in combined gross annual sales.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Form:

Multiple Product (Including Medical Gases) Initial/Renewal License Application

Agency Fee:

$540 for facilities with less than $200k in combined gross annual sales, $810 for facilities with between $200k and $500k in combined gross annual sales, $1,080 for facilities with between $500k and $1M in combined gross annual sales, $1,350 for facilities with between $1M and $10M in combined gross annual sales, $2,025 for facilities with more than $10M in combined gross annual sales.

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Texas Multiple Product Nonprescription Drug License

Agency:Texas Department of State Health Services - Drug and Medical Devices Group
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Multiple Product Nonprescription Drug Initial/Renewal License Application

Agency Fee:

$520 for facilities with less than $200k in combined gross annual sales, $780 for facilities with between $200k and $500k in combined gross annual sales, $1,040 for facilities with between $500k and $1M in combined gross annual sales, $1,300 for facilities with between $1M and $10M in combined gross annual sales, $1,950 for facilities with more than $10M in combined gross annual sales.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Form:

Multiple Product Nonprescription Drug Initial/Renewal License Application

Agency Fee:

$520 for facilities with less than $200k in combined gross annual sales, $780 for facilities with between $200k and $500k in combined gross annual sales, $1,040 for facilities with between $500k and $1M in combined gross annual sales, $1,300 for facilities with between $1M and $10M in combined gross annual sales, $1,950 for facilities with more than $10M in combined gross annual sales.

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Texas Non-Resident Pharmacy (Class E) License

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

Initial Registration

Form:

Non-Resident Pharmacy (Class E) License Application

Agency Fee:

$459

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$456

Due:

Biennially by the end of the registration anniversary month.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Texas Non-Resident Pharmacy Compounding Sterile Preparations (Class E-S) License

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

Initial Registration

Form:

Non-Resident Pharmacy Compounding Sterile Preparations (Class E-S)

Agency Fee:

$459

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$456

Due:

Biennially by the end of the registration anniversary month.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Texas Nuclear Pharmacy (Class B) License

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

Initial Registration

Form:

Nuclear Pharmacy (Class B) License Application

Agency Fee:

$459 license fee + $25 per pharmacy balance/scale.

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$456 license fee + $25 per pharmacy balance/scale.

Due:

Biennially by the end of the registration anniversary month.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Texas Out-of-State Wholesale Distributors of Nonprescription Drugs License

Agency:Texas Department of State Health Services - Drug and Medical Devices Group
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Out-of-State Wholesale Distributors of Nonprescription Drugs Initial/Renewal License Application

Agency Fee:

$1,300 for facilities with less than $20M in gross annual drug sales, $1,950 for facilities with more than $20M in gross annual drug sales.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Form:

Out-of-State Wholesale Distributors of Nonprescription Drugs Initial/Renewal License Application

Agency Fee:

$1,300 for facilities with less than $20M in gross annual drug sales, $1,950 for facilities with more than $20M in gross annual drug sales.

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Texas Out-of-State Wholesale Distributors of Prescription Drugs License

Agency:Texas Department of State Health Services - Drug and Medical Devices Group
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Out-of-State Wholesale Distributors of Prescription Drugs Initial/Renewal License Application

Agency Fee:

$1,080 for facilities with less than $200k in gross annual drug sales, $1,755 for facilities with between $200k and $20M in gross annual drug sales, or $2,295 for facilities with more than $20M in gross annual drug sales.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Form:

Out-of-State Wholesale Distributors of Prescription Drugs Initial/Renewal License Application

Agency Fee:

$1,080 for facilities with less than $200k in gross annual drug sales, $1,755 for facilities with between $200k and $20M in gross annual drug sales, or $2,295 for facilities with more than $20M in gross annual drug sales.

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Texas Pseudoephedrine Retail Certificate of Authority

Agency:Texas Department of State Health Services - Pseudoephedrine Retail Certificate of Authority Program
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Pseudoephedrine Retail Certificate of Authority

Agency Fee:

$600

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Form:

Pseudoephedrine Retail Certificate of Authority (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$600

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Individual Licenses

Texas Individual Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Licenses

Texas Pharmacist Intern Registration

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

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Intern registrations do not need to be renewed.

Texas Pharmacist License

Agency:Texas State Board of Pharmacy
Fact Checked:2/27/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Pharmacist License Application by Examination 

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$103

Original Ink:Not required
Fact Checked:3/1/19

Reciprocal Registration

Form:

Pharmacist License Application by Reciprocity 

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$255

Original Ink:Not required
Fact Checked:3/1/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$281

Due:

Biennially.

Original Ink:Not required
Penalties:

$400 total if submitted within 90 days following expiration; $519 total beyond 90 days.

Fact Checked:3/1/19

Texas Pharmacy Technician Registration

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

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$83

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$80

Due:

Biennially by the end of the registration anniversary month.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Texas Pharmacy Technician Trainee Registration

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

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$55

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Technician trainee registrations are valid for 2 years and cannot be renewed.

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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