Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Licensing Compliance Guide
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Washington Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Licensing

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Licensing requirements for Washington 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

Washington Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Company Licenses

Washington Drug Dog Handlers Registration

Agency:Washington State Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Drug Dog Handlers Registration Application

Agency Fee:

$55

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$55

Due:

Annually by May 31.

Notes:

Renewal applications are sent in the mail 90 days prior to expiration.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Washington Drug Precursor Chemicals Registration

Agency:Washington State Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Drug Precursor Registration Application

Agency Fee:

$55

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$55

Due:

Annually by September 30.

Notes:

Renewal applications are sent in the mail 90 days prior to expiration.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Washington Drug Sample Distributor Registration

Agency:Washington State Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Legend Drug Sample Distribution Application

Agency Fee:

$540

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$540

Due:

Annually by September 30.

Notes:

Renewal applications are sent in the mail 90 days prior to expiration.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Washington Hospital Pharmacy License

Agency:Washington State Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Hospital Pharmacy License Application

Agency Fee:

$540

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$540

Due:

Annually by May 31.

Notes:

Renewal applications are sent in the mail 90 days prior to expiration.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Washington In-Home Services Agency License

Agency:Washington State Department of Health
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No
Fact Checked:8/27/20

Initial Registration

Form:

In-Home Services Application

Agency Fee:

$3,283 for each service category (home care, home health, hospice) selected on the application.

Fact Checked:8/27/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

In-Home Services Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

Fees vary by the service category and the number of FTEs (full time equivalents). See the table on this page for details.

Due:

Biennially

Fact Checked:8/27/20

Washington Itinerant Vendor Registration

Agency:Washington State Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Itinerant Vendor or Peddler Application

Agency Fee:

$55

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$55

Due:

Annually by September 30.

Notes:

Renewal applications are sent in the mail 90 days prior to expiration.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Washington Nonresident Pharmacy License

Agency:Washington State Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Nonresident Pharmacy License

Agency Fee:

$540

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$540

Due:

Annually by May 31.

Notes:

Renewal applications are sent in the mail 90 days prior to expiration.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Washington Other Controlled Substance Registration

Agency:Washington State Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Other Controlled Substance Registration Application

Agency Fee:

$360

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$360

Due:

Annually by May 31.

Notes:

Renewal applications are sent in the mail 90 days prior to expiration.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Washington Pharmaceutical Manufacturer License

Agency:Washington State Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Pharmaceutical Manufacturer License Application

Agency Fee:

$825

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$825

Due:

Annually by September 30.

Notes:

Renewal applications are sent in the mail 90 days prior to expiration.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Washington Pharmaceutical Wholesaler License

Agency:Washington State Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Pharmaceutical Wholesaler License Application

Agency Fee:

$825

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$825

Due:

Annually by September 30.

Notes:

Renewal applications are sent in the mail 90 days prior to expiration.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Washington Pharmacy Health Care Entity License

Agency:Washington State Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Health Care Entity Application

Agency Fee:

$540

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$540

Due:

Annually by September 30.

Notes:

Renewal applications are sent in the mail 90 days prior to expiration.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Washington Pharmacy License

Agency:Washington State Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Pharmacy License Application

Agency Fee:

$540

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$540

Due:

Annually by May 31.

Notes:

Renewal applications are sent in the mail 90 days prior to expiration.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Washington Poison Distributor License

Agency:Washington State Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Poison Distributor/Manufacturer Application

Agency Fee:

$55

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$55

Due:

Annually by September 30.

Notes:

Renewal applications are sent in the mail 90 days prior to expiration.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Washington Poison Manufacturer License

Agency:Washington State Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Poison Distributor/Manufacturer Application

Agency Fee:

$55

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$55

Due:

Annually by September 30.

Notes:

Renewal applications are sent in the mail 90 days prior to expiration.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Washington Shopkeeper License

Agency:Washington Department of Revenue - Business Licensing Service
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Business License Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$55 per location.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$55 per location.

Due:

Annually

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Individual Licenses

Washington Individual Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Licenses

Washington Controlled Substance Researcher Registration

Agency:Washington State Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Controlled Substance Researcher Application

Agency Fee:

$400

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$400

Due:

Annually by May 31.

Notes:

Renewal applications are sent in the mail 90 days prior to expiration.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Washington Pharmacist License

Agency:Washington State Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Pharmacist by Exam for New Graduates

Agency Fee:

$200

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$265

Due:

Annually by the licensee's date of birth.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Washington Pharmacy Assistant License

Agency:Washington State Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Pharmacy Assistant Application

Agency Fee:

$35

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$35

Due:

Annually by the licensee's date of birth.

Notes:

Renewal applications are sent in the mail 90 days prior to expiration.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Washington Pharmacy Intern Registration

Agency:Washington State Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Pharmacy Intern Application

Agency Fee:

$45

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$45

Due:

Annually by the licensee's date of birth.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Washington Pharmacy Technician Certification

Agency:Washington State Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Pharmacy Technician Application

Agency Fee:

$70

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$70

Due:

Annually by the licensee's date of birth.

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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