We support our member boards of pharmacy by offering many services and resources:
- Examinations that assess pharmacists’ competency to practice pharmacy, providing boards a uniform, high-quality solution when making a determination of competence. Our exam eligibility service alleviates the administrative burden for boards and simplifies the exam application process for candidates.
- The pharmacist Electronic Licensure Transfer Program that alleviates the administrative burden on boards by verifying pharmacists’ applications for license transfer
- Inspection tools and services that create uniform standards and perform inspections to supplement board staff and ease financial burden
Our safe pharmacy practices support our member boards and protect public health.
- NABP Chairperson Timothy D. Fensky’s current initiative promotes pharmacist-provided medication-assisted treatment for patients diagnosed with opioid use disorder, which builds on the boards’ existing efforts to combat the opioid crisis.
- We offer programs to combat the opioid epidemic for the benefit of patients.
- We further safe pharmacy practices with our programs and services throughout the prescription drug supply chain by providing boards with streamlined regulation and compliance information.
Board Member Manual
The Member Manual is a guide for new and existing board of pharmacy members as they face new challenges in their roles. Download your copy of the Member Manual.
Model Pharmacy Act/Rules
The Model Act provides the boards of pharmacy with model language that may be used when developing state laws or board rules. View this year’s version of the Model Act.
The electronic mailbag is published every Thursday and provides members with important regulatory communications, including memos, news releases, reports, and other documents. Access the latest mailbag.
NABPLAW is a comprehensive database that provides easy access to pharmacy laws and regulations in the US and Canada. Locate legal materials from a variety of pharmacy-related topics and use it as an important research tool.
While membership dues are paid by the boards of pharmacy, it is the members and staff of the 65 member boards that make NABP the successful, progressive Association it is today. As board of pharmacy members, your input is essential to addressing the many issues facing boards of pharmacy and the practice today. Participation in these activities is a rewarding way to assist in our shared mission to protect the public health.
Volunteer to serve on a committee or task force.
Single-issue task forces are established each year and often address topics from resolutions approved at the Annual Meeting.
Standing committees, with meetings held every year, include:
Committee on Constitution and Bylaws
Committee on Law Enforcement/Legislation
Advisory Committee on Examinations
Examination committees write and review test questions to ensure the integrity and validity of the examinations.
Current or past board of pharmacy representatives interested in participating on the Committee on Constitution and Bylaws, the Committee on Law Enforcement/Legislation, or a single-issue task force, may fill out this form. All materials will be forwarded to the NABP president-elect, who will make the appointments when he or she becomes NABP president following the Annual Meeting.
Each year, we receive an overwhelming response from our members who wish to serve on a committee or task force. While appointing individuals to serve on task forces, the NABP president will give priority to volunteers who are current or past representatives of state boards of pharmacy.
Presentation Template for Professional Outreach
Looking for a way to explain the role of your board of pharmacy to others?
The following presentation can help. In addition to a general explanation, it includes several examples of how boards promote education around the opioid epidemic, including drug take-back programs and naloxone distribution. The presentation can be shown to pharmacists, technicians, students, patients, and caregivers to educate them on the role of boards in the community. Currently, topics include the boards’ role in addressing the opioid epidemic and implementing prescription monitoring programs, but we will update this presentation with relevant topics as they arise.
Boards of pharmacy are encouraged to download and personalize this presentation.