Apply for Community Pharmacy Accreditation

How to Get Started

Confirm that the program meets your pharmacy’s needs and that your pharmacy is able to demonstrate compliance with the eligibility requirements, standards, and on-site survey. After you complete the preliminary steps and determine you are ready for accreditation, you will need to apply. After your application, supplemental documentation, and specified fees have been received, we will:

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Review your policies and procedures

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Verify pharmacy and pharmacist licensure

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Conduct an unannounced on-site survey of your pharmacy

Community Pharmacy Accreditation Process Overview

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Are you an existing customer? Learn more about how to apply for reaccreditation.

Apply for Accreditation

Get started on your path to accreditation by following the steps below:

  1. Confirm your eligibility.
  2. Review the Standards Overview to confirm that the program meets your business’s needs.
  3. Create and complete a business e-Profile account:
    • 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.
  4. Gather appropriate supporting documents.
  5. Submit the application for one or multiple accreditations with your business e-Profile account.

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.

Maintain Community Pharmacy Accreditation

To maintain your Community Pharmacy Accreditation status, keep these tips in mind:


Community pharmacies should begin the reaccreditation process before their current accreditation expires. We encourage pharmacies to seek reaccreditation for a new, 3-year period during the third year of your pharmacy’s Community accreditation.

Prior to your accreditation anniversary date (expiration date of your current 3-year accreditation), we will contact you to begin the reaccreditation process and will provide guidelines to help you with the process.

The reaccreditation process is similar to the initial Community Pharmacy Accreditation steps:

  1. Confirm your eligibility.
  2. Review the Standards Overview.
  3. Gather the appropriate supporting documents.
  4. Submit the reaccreditation application for one or multiple accreditations with your business e-Profile account.