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Larissa Doucette

The number of license transfer requests submitted though the NABP Electronic Licensure Transfer Program® (e-LTP®) climbed modestly from 2010 to 2011, with a total of 14,221 requests in 2011. This number represents a 4.4% increase, or 607 requests more than the 2010 total of 13,614, and continues a steady trend from 2010 when the total number of requests climbed 3.6% compared with 2009 requests. These modest but steady climbs illustrate a continued high demand for license transfer requests that began in 2008 when the annual number of requests rose above 13,000.

Shifting employment trends, with the demand for pharmacists increasing and decreasing in particular states and regions, as well as opportunities for employment in border states and in the mail-order pharmacy environment, may be driving the demand for licensure in multiple states.