§15-1-2.1.40 “Pharmacist” means an individual currently licensed by this state to engage in the practice of pharmacist care.
If reciprocating an existing pharmacist registration from another U.S. state, you must contact the National Board to proceed. The National Board will supply you with an application to submit to the West Virginia Board of Pharmacy.
Individuals eligible for Examination for Pharmacist’s Registration must be one of the following:
Graduate of an accredited School or College of Pharmacy
Graduate of a Foreign School of Pharmacy (not located in the U.S. or its possessions) who has successfully completed the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Exam (FPGEE)
Applications must be completed and include a 3X4 head and shoulders photograph. Completion includes the following if applicable:
Certification from an accredited School or College of Pharmacy of completion/graduation
Proof of FPGEE completion (copy of certificate)
Certification of moral character
Certification of any internship hours acquired in a pharmacy under the supervision of a registered pharmacist
Certification that the information provided herein is true and accurate to the best of applicants’ knowledge, and that they are not an abuser of alcohol or drugs.
Forms that will need to be completed/uploaded during application.
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Per Rule §§ 15-1-4 Applicants must request a state and national electronic fingerprint-based criminal history record check through the West Virginia State Police process with the results being released to the Board. Please visit the L1 (WVSP’s agent) website at www.identogo.com or contact L1 at 1-855-766-7746 to complete the background check. You are responsible for any fees and costs. Background checks must be completed prior to applying for licensure through the West Virginia Board of Pharmacy. If you are currently a West Virginia resident, a 12 digit TCN number will be assigned to the applicant at completion of fingerprinting appointment. This 12 digit TCN number must be provided below to the West Virginia Board of Pharmacy as proof of completion. Nonresident applicants should follow the WV hard card process provided by L1 (WVSP’s agent) website at www.identogo.com or contact L1 at 1-855-766-7746 to complete the background check. Background check results are valid for 12 months.
IdentoGo Fingerprint based background check:
WV Resident Applicants:
Non-Resident Applicants: Follow WV Hard Card Process
If you have any questions regarding the West Virginia Board of Pharmacy application, please contact the Board office at 304-558-0558. For any questions regarding the Identogo Background Check process, application, fees or payments please contact L1 at 1-855-766-7746.