NABP Emergency Passport Program

Authority to practice on a temporary or emergency basis is granted exclusively by the states and in accordance with state emergency orders or as otherwise determined by the board of pharmacy. The Emergency Passport Program does not grant authority to practice in a state in which you do not hold a license or registration. Visit the board of pharmacy website if you have questions about the validity period of your Emergency Passport(s).

Boards of pharmacy can leverage NABP Emergency Passport in two ways.

  1. Recognize NABP Emergency Passport as a designation that allows for temporary practice according to state emergency orders or as otherwise determined by the state board of pharmacy.
  2. Require NABP Emergency Passport as a pre-requisite for temporary or emergency licensure.

Hurricane Ida

In the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, NABP is reopening its Emergency Passport program to assist in the care of thousands of Louisiana residents, as well as those from other gulf coast states impacted by this storm.

Those who previously held a Louisiana Covid-19 or Hurricane Laura Emergency Passport will have their Passports reactivated after a review of their licensure information in the NABP Clearinghouse for disciplinary or other actions. Eligible individuals will receive an email on Friday, September 3, confirming the reactivation of their Passport (be sure to check your spam).

If you did not previously participate or do not qualify for automatic reactivations and would like to apply, please review the criteria and steps below.

Criteria and Steps to Apply

Criteria for the NABP Emergency Passport:

If you hold a license in another state and wish to volunteer on the ground in Louisiana or Texas, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to NABP e-Profile and begin the Passport application process by clicking “Emergency Passport Program” tile.
  2. Select the applicable states in the state drop down list.
    1. If you are seeking an NABP Emergency Passport for Texas, you must also obtain a Texas temporary license:
      1. Pharmacist Temporary License Application
      2. Pharmacy Technician Temporary License Application
  3. You will receive a notification in your email once your passport has been approved.

Any additional states that want to utilize the NABP Emergency Passport program to support pharmacies impacted by the storm or to help serve the medication needs of evacuees from Louisiana residents can contact MemberRelations@nabp.pharmacy.   

NABP publishes the full name, profession, e-Profile ID, Passport number, and status of those individuals who hold active Passports. By applying for a Passport, you agree to the general publication of this information. Passport holder information assists boards of pharmacy and pharmacy-related organizations seeking to engage the professional services of active Passport holders.

States that Recognize the NABP Emergency Passport

Authority to practice on a temporary or emergency basis is granted exclusively by the states and in accordance with state emergency orders or as otherwise determined by the board of pharmacy. Check the board of pharmacy website if you have questions about the validity of your NABP Emergency Passport.

StateProfessionsExpiration DateAdditional Application Required by State
LouisianaPharmacist, Technician, Intern, Non-resident PharmaciesNovember 30, 2021No
TexasPharmacist, TechnicianFebruary 28, 2022Pharmacist Temporary License Application
Pharmacy Technician Temporary License Application

Request Passport Holder Information

Complete the form below to receive a link to the list of NABP Emergency Passport holders.

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