Drug Distributor Accreditation

NABP’s Drug Distributor Accreditation plays a role in preventing counterfeit drugs and devices from entering the United States medical supply.

The US supply of prescription drugs and prescription devices is produced and delivered to patients via a complex distribution path, and this accreditation verifies that accredited facilities operate legitimately, are licensed in good standing in the United States, with current and active licenses, in all jurisdictions in which it is conducting business, and practice secure storing, handling, and shipping prescription drugs and devices.

NABP’s Drug Distributor Accreditation is a 3-year accreditation for participants in the medical supply chain that store, handle, and ship prescription drugs and devices.

Bundle Distributor Accreditations to Maximize Your Investment

When completing your Drug Distributor Accreditation application, maximize your investment by also applying for our OTC Medical Device Distributor Accreditation. Review program eligibility requirements to see if your facility qualifies, then contact our team for the discount code that must be provided to obtain a discount when completing the application.

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State-Specific Requirement

The state boards of pharmacy, or other state agencies, play an important role in regulating the medical supply chain. State laws and regulations, often developed by the boards, help protect the public from receiving medications and devices that can lead to patient harm. In some states, it may be necessary to possess NABP accreditation to obtain a license. For further information on state-specific licensing requirements, inquire with each of the states in which your facility conducts business. 


To apply for an NABP accreditation, you must meet and maintain basic eligibility requirements. Review the eligibility requirements listed below.


Click on the links below to learn about each criterion:

Information for Nontraditional Business Models 

Some business models not designated as “wholesale distributors” may have unique requirements. These business models include:

Information on the unique requirements for Nontraditional Business Models, such as Virtual Manufacturers and Wholesale Distributors, can be found in the program criteria.