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.
- 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.
- Require NABP Emergency Passport as a pre-requisite for temporary or emergency licensure.
NABP’s Emergency Passport program is being made available to assist in the care of Virginia residents due to this ongoing public health emergency which is impacting access to pharmacist care. Pharmacists and technicians who previously held a Passport previously will need to reapply for a new COVID Passport using the criteria and steps below.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, NABP’s Emergency Passport program was immediately made available 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 had their Passports reactivated after a review of their licensure information in the NABP Clearinghouse for disciplinary or other actions.
Those who did not previously participate or did not qualify for automatic reactivations were able to apply for a new passport. Hurricane Ida Passports expire February 28, 2022.
Criteria and Steps to Apply
Criteria for the NABP Emergency Passport:
- Pharmacists must have at least one license (active and in good standing).
- Pharmacy technicians must have a license/registration or hold a certification from PTCB or CPhT.
- Interns may apply if the state licenses/registers interns and the state has included interns in their emergency declarations.
- Pharmacy businesses may apply if the state has included these entities in their emergency declarations and they have obtained an e-Profile for their business.
- Applicants cannot have any current or prior board actions or discipline with the exception of a minor CE infraction.
To apply for an Emergency Passport:
- Log in to NABP e-Profile and begin the Passport application process by clicking “Emergency Passport Program” tile.
- Select the applicable states in the state drop down list.
- You will receive a notification in your email once your passport has been approved.
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.
|State||Professions||Application Deadline||Passport Expiration Date||Additional Application Required by State|
|Louisiana||Pharmacist, Technician, Intern, Non-resident Pharmacies||February 28, 2022||February 28, 2022||No|
|Texas||Pharmacist, Technician||November 30, 2021||February 28, 2022||Pharmacist Temporary License Application|
Pharmacy Technician Temporary License Application
|Virginia||Pharmacist, Technician||February 9, 2022||February 9, 2022||No|
Request Passport Holder Information
Complete the form below to receive a link to the list of NABP Emergency Passport holders.