Wisconsin Pharmacy License

Wisconsin Pharmacy License

If you are thinking about becoming a pharmacist in the state of Wisconsin, you might have some questions. Or maybe you just want to ensure that the pharmacist that you in most cases visit is, actually, a licensed professional.

You can make a Wisconsin pharmacist license lookup for your pharmacist on the State of Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services website.

If you are trying to get a Wisconsin pharmacy license, you can use the Wisconsin pharmacy license lookup or find here some of the most common questions people have.

How do I become a pharmacist in Wisconsin?

To practice pharmacy, you should obtain a license from the State of Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services.

The requirements are quite difficult compared with the other states.

  • Firstly, you should graduate from an accredited college and have at least a bachelor’s degree
  • Secondly, complete 1500 hours of internship
  • After that pass the NAPLEX and MPJE exams

Now, you can apply for your Wisconsin Pharmacy license.

How to apply?

  1. Fill and apply to the Pharmacy Examining Board through the State of  Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services website
  2. Complete a criminal background check and attach the results with your application
  3. Submit the official transcript from your pharmacy college
  4. Submit the exam scores
  5. Make the payment which is $155

If you have graduated from a college or university in another state or country you should also pass the FPGEE and TOEFL exams and submit the scores.

How do I renew my Wisconsin pharmacist license?

You should renew your license every 2 years. So, you will need to complete 30 Continuing Education credits.

After that, when you complete the 30 Continuing Education credits on the State of Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services website you should find the renewal application and submit it with the required payment. The payment amount is around $128. But, it may change.

So, while submitting your Wisconsin pharmacist license renewal application, you will see the real amount there.

How can I work at a pharmacy without a degree?

As the state Boards issue the licenses or permits, you should check with them. But, in most states, you can become a Pharmacy Technician without having a degree. Some states require to complete some training to be able to work in pharmacies.

But in Colorado, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Michigan, New York, and Pennsylvania you don’t need to complete training. Moreover, you don’t need to be registered.

In Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Main, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, and West Virginia, pharmacy technicians are required to be registered with the state’s Board of Health, but no specific training or licensing is required.

You should complete a background check and pay from $25 to $150 depending on the state.

Pharmacy technicians in Wisconsin

In short, in other states, among which is Wisconsin, the ExPCT exam is required. To pass this exam you should get prepared or should have working experience as a pharmacy technician.

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