The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1904. We support and work with our members, the state boards of pharmacy, to protect the public health. NABP is governed by its Executive Committee, which consists of four officers and eight members. Our Constitution and Bylaws direct our operations and activities allowing us to follow our guiding principles.
NABP was initially established to assist the state boards of pharmacy in creating uniform education and licensure standards. 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.
Today, 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.
NABP is the independent, international, and impartial association that assists its member boards and jurisdictions for the purpose of protecting the public health.
Innovating and collaborating today for a safer public health tomorrow.
The Executive Committee members volunteer their time and expertise to implement policy and oversee the Association’s programs and services. The officers and members are elected during the Association’s Annual Meeting.
The state boards of pharmacy and jurisdictions are divided into eight geographical districts to better consider important regional issues and communicate with other regional boards. Learn more.
During the Annual Meeting, members elect NABP Executive Committee officers and members, as well as discuss and vote on policies via resolutions and guide the direction of the Association.
Constitution and Bylaws
The Constitution and Bylaws direct the Association operations and activities and is formally approved by the active member boards. Amendments are discussed and voted upon by members at the Annual Meeting.