Intern License Requirement
Detailed information about registration as an intern pharmacist is provided to all new students in fall quarter of the first year.
All students in the PharmD program must obtain an intern license through the California Board of Pharmacy. Registration as an intern pharmacist is a requirement of the program; students must apply for a license during the fall quarter of the first year and must hold a valid intern license in order to continue in the second professional year.
In order to work in a pharmacy as an intern and to obtain the experience needed for licensure as a pharmacist, you need to maintain a valid intern pharmacist license. To be eligible for an intern license, you must be currently enrolled in a pharmacy program; intern licenses must be returned to the board if you withdraw or take a leave of absence from school.
The application for registration as an intern pharmacist requires disclosure of all misdemeanor and felony convictions, including those that have been set aside under Penal Code section 1203.4. You do not need to report a conviction for an infraction with a fine of less than $300 unless the infraction involved alcohol or controlled substances. Be advised that the California Board of Pharmacy may deny an application for an intern permit if there is a history of conviction of a crime that the Board of Pharmacy considers to be "substantially related" to the practice of pharmacy. You are encouraged to contact the California Board of Pharmacy if you have questions regarding your eligibility for an intern license.
California Board of Pharmacy
1625 North Market Blvd, Suite N219
Sacramento, CA 95834
Go to: Criminal Background Check
Next step: Step 2: The Application