The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1904. Working with our members – the state boards of pharmacy – we help support patient and prescription drug safety, through examinations that assess pharmacist competency, pharmacist licensure transfer and verification services, and various pharmacy accreditation programs.
Our membership and staff combine diverse skills and backgrounds, which helps us create innovative programs that meet the public health protection needs of today – with an eye on the future.
The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) is the independent, international, and impartial Association that assists its member boards in protecting the public health.
Innovating and collaborating today for a safer public health tomorrow.
NABP is governed by our Executive Committee, which consists of 4 officers and 8 members. We support and work with our members to protect the public health. Our members consist of the 50 United States state boards of pharmacy, as well as the boards in District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, 10 Canadian provinces, and The Bahamas. The boards of pharmacy are divided into 8 geographical districts to better consider important regional issues and communicate with regional boards. Our Constitution and Bylaws direct our operations and activities allowing us to follow our guiding principles.
The Executive Committee members volunteer their time and expertise to implement policy and oversee our programs and services. The officers and members are elected during the Association’s Annual Meeting. Learn more about our current officers and members.
The NABP Leadership Awards are given to individuals and organizations at the forefront of pharmacy regulation, showing us all what it means to be a leader in public health protection. Get more information about the awards.
We remain involved in current pharmacy regulatory topics and issues. Learn about our policies and initiatives, including those addressing pharmacist well-being, safe pharmacy practice, medication assisted treatment, importation, and more.
We work to promote public health and safety through several programs and services as well as spread awareness about drug safety to further our mission. Find out more about our Safe Pharmacy initiative.
The NABP Foundation® (NABPF®) is an Illinois not-for-profit corporation established in 1969 and formed to support the Association’s research and developmental projects and educational programs. Read more about NABPF.
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