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 4 officers and 8 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.

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 Foundation

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.