Verified Pharmacy Program
NABP’s Verified Pharmacy Program® (VPP®) is the most widely recognized multistate, uniform inspection program accepted by state boards of pharmacy across the nation.
If your pharmacy is seeking nonresident licensure, VPP allows state boards of pharmacy to access your verified pharmacy licensure details, VPP inspection report, inspection responses, and other important data through the use of a secure information sharing network. The program equips the state boards of pharmacy with quality and timely data that can assist in decreasing the time it takes to make licensing decisions.
VPP is ideal for pharmacies that:
- Need a nonresident pharmacy inspection required by an out-of-state board of pharmacy for renewing or obtaining nonresident licensure.
- Want to pursue NABP Compounding Pharmacy Accreditation for which VPP is a prerequisite.
Benefits of VPP
- VPP acts as a supplement to state processes for pharmacies that must renew or obtain non-resident licensure to remain compliant. VPP provides state boards of pharmacy with your verified pharmacy data and a uniform inspection service to assist with licensing decisions.
- Consolidated inspections for nonresident pharmacies. If an out-of-state board(s) requires a current inspection by a board-approved third party or designated agent, an inspection through VPP may meet this requirement.
- Demonstrate compounding compliance. Show your pharmacy’s compliance to current US Pharmacopeia standards <795> and<797>, for nonsterile and sterile compounding.
Whether NABP programs are new to your business, or you are already NABP accredited and are looking to expand your portfolio, our processes simplify your journey toward VPP Inspection.
Apply for VPP as a standalone program or maximize your investment by creating a comprehensive compliance package for one streamlined, cost-effective accreditation process.
How do I get started?
The first step in the process is to apply for a VPP Inspection. Once your application, required documentation, and specified fees have been received and you have agreed to the terms and conditions:
- NABP conducts an unannounced on-site inspection of your pharmacy’s activities
- All business e-Profile information is accessible to the state boards of pharmacy to view
- The board staff receives alerts when new documents are available on the business e-Profile for pharmacies that are licensed and or seeking licensure
Looking to satisfy non-resident licensure requirements?
Complete the form to request more information.
To apply for an NABP inspection, businesses must meet basic eligibility requirements. To avoid unnecessary delays, review the Verified Pharmacy Program eligibility requirements below to determine if you are qualified to apply.
- Must be a licensed pharmacy operating in the United States, with current and active licenses in good standing, in all jurisdictions in which it is conducting business (unless licensure is not required by law)
- Business location must be operational in all its activities for at least 30 days
- If compounding, pharmacy must have also been compounding for at least 30 days prior to applying
- If sterile compounding, the pharmacy must have certification reports dated within six months of application payment date
- The pharmacy is not currently the subject of one or more serious health care-related disciplinary or criminal proceedings or regulatory or law enforcement investigations including, without limitation, product or document seizures
Get started on your path to an inspection by following the steps below:
- Confirm your eligibility
- Create and complete a business e-Profile account:
- Review the information needed when creating your business e-Profile
- Read the basic instructions on creating a new business e-Profile
- Use this guide to request access to additional Business e-Profile Accounts, after creating your initial e-Profile
- Once your request has been submitted, it may take up to 3 business days for processing. You can track the status of your request in e-Profile.
- Gather appropriate supporting documents
- Submit the application for one or multiple locations
Use the link to log in to NABP e-Profile and start the application process. For basic instructions on submitting your application, read the Application Basics document.
Interested in pricing?
Log in to your business e-Profile account and visit the Instructions and FAQs section to access pricing. Don’t have an account? Create your free business e-Profile account today.
This inspection program is part of the Compounding Pharmacy Information-Sharing Project developed in partnership with FDA, NABP, and the boards of pharmacy. Learn more.