Washington Pharmacy Licensing

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Licensing requirements for Washington pharmaceutical companies.

Welcome to our Washington 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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Company Licenses

Washington Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Company Licenses

Washington Drug Dog Handlers Registration

Agency:Washington State Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission

Initial Registration

Form:

Drug Dog Handlers Registration Application

Agency fee:

$55

Registration Renewal

Agency fee:

$55

Due:

Annually by May 31.

Notes:

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

Washington Drug Precursor Chemicals Registration

Agency:Washington State Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission

Initial Registration

Form:

Drug Precursor Registration Application

Agency fee:

$55

Registration Renewal

Agency fee:

$55

Due:

Annually by September 30.

Notes:

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

Washington Drug Sample Distributor Registration

Agency:Washington State Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission

Initial Registration

Form:

Legend Drug Sample Distribution Application

Agency fee:

$540

Registration Renewal

Agency fee:

$540

Due:

Annually by September 30.

Notes:

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

Washington Hospital Pharmacy License

Agency:Washington State Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission

Initial Registration

Form:

Hospital Pharmacy License Application

Agency fee:

$540

Registration Renewal

Agency fee:

$540

Due:

Annually by May 31.

Notes:

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

Washington Itinerant Vendor Registration

Agency:Washington State Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission

Initial Registration

Form:

Itinerant Vendor or Peddler Application

Agency fee:

$55

Registration Renewal

Agency fee:

$55

Due:

Annually by September 30.

Notes:

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

Washington Nonresident Pharmacy License

Agency:Washington State Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission

Initial Registration

Form:

Nonresident Pharmacy License

Agency fee:

$540

Registration Renewal

Agency fee:

$540

Due:

Annually by May 31.

Notes:

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

Washington Other Controlled Substance Registration

Agency:Washington State Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission

Registration Renewal

Agency fee:

$360

Due:

Annually by May 31.

Notes:

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

Washington Pharmaceutical Manufacturer License

Agency:Washington State Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission

Initial Registration

Form:

Pharmaceutical Manufacturer License Application

Agency fee:

$825

Registration Renewal

Agency fee:

$825

Due:

Annually by September 30.

Notes:

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

Washington Pharmaceutical Wholesaler License

Agency:Washington State Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission

Initial Registration

Form:

Pharmaceutical Wholesaler License Application

Agency fee:

$825

Registration Renewal

Agency fee:

$825

Due:

Annually by September 30.

Notes:

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

Washington Pharmacy Health Care Entity License

Agency:Washington State Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission

Initial Registration

Form:

Health Care Entity Application

Agency fee:

$540

Registration Renewal

Agency fee:

$540

Due:

Annually by September 30.

Notes:

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

Washington Pharmacy License

Agency:Washington State Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission

Initial Registration

Form:

Pharmacy License Application

Agency fee:

$540

Registration Renewal

Agency fee:

$540

Due:

Annually by May 31.

Notes:

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

Washington Poison Distributor License

Agency:Washington State Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission

Initial Registration

Form:

Poison Distributor/Manufacturer Application

Agency fee:

$55

Registration Renewal

Agency fee:

$55

Due:

Annually by September 30.

Notes:

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

Washington Poison Manufacturer License

Agency:Washington State Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission

Initial Registration

Form:

Poison Distributor/Manufacturer Application

Agency fee:

$55

Registration Renewal

Agency fee:

$55

Due:

Annually by September 30.

Notes:

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

Washington Shopkeeper License

Agency:Washington Department of Revenue - Business Licensing Service

Initial Registration

Form:

Business License Application

Filing method:

Mail or online.

Agency fee:

$55 per location.

Registration Renewal

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$55 per location.

Due:

Annually

Individual Licenses

Washington Individual Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Licenses

Washington Controlled Substance Researcher Registration

Agency:Washington State Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission

Initial Registration

Form:

Controlled Substance Researcher Application

Agency fee:

$400

Registration Renewal

Agency fee:

$400

Due:

Annually by May 31.

Notes:

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

Washington Pharmacist License

Agency:Washington State Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission

Initial Registration

Form:

Pharmacist by Exam for New Graduates

Agency fee:

$200

Registration Renewal

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$265

Due:

Annually by the licensee's date of birth.

Washington Pharmacy Assistant License

Agency:Washington State Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission

Initial Registration

Form:

Pharmacy Assistant Application

Agency fee:

$35

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.

Washington Pharmacy Intern Registration

Agency:Washington State Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission

Initial Registration

Form:

Pharmacy Intern Application

Agency fee:

$45

Registration Renewal

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$45

Due:

Annually by the licensee's date of birth.

Washington Pharmacy Technician Certification

Agency:Washington State Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission

Initial Registration

Form:

Pharmacy Technician Application

Agency fee:

$70

Registration Renewal

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$70

Due:

Annually by the licensee's date of birth.

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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