Ready to Participate in the Verified Pharmacy Program?
The amount of time that it takes to complete the VPP participation process can vary depending on your pharmacy and the boards of pharmacy, so please allow sufficient time to become a VPP participant. An overview of the participation process is below.
- Ensure that your pharmacy is eligible for VPP.
- Create an NABP account and submit a VPP application online (with payment) for review.
- NABP will determine if a qualified inspection exists or if an inspection is needed.
- NABP will make available to applicable state boards of pharmacy your completed inspection report and verified pharmacy data. Note: NABP does not make the final determination of licensure.
Please read the Steps to VPP Participation for details.
Application Checklist and Instructions
The list below provides an overview of the items that you will need to complete the VPP application. However, it is strongly recommended that you download and read the VPP Application Instructions in full before starting the application process so that you can gather the appropriate information and supporting documentation required to complete the application. A detailed Application Checklist can be found in the VPP application instructions.
- Contact all applicable boards of pharmacy to determine the state requirements for licensure.
- Ensure that your pharmacy is eligible for VPP (fully operational and actively compounding, if applicable, for at least 30 days).
- List all licenses associated with your pharmacy.
- List all PIC licenses associated with your pharmacy.
- Gather pharmacy ownership information.
- List the top five drugs your pharmacy dispenses, including dosage forms (both compounded and non-compounded).
- List all of your pharmacy’s non-manufacturer prescription drug suppliers from the past two years.
- For compounding pharmacies, list all of your active pharmaceutical ingredient suppliers for the past two years.
- For sterile compounding pharmacies, gather the most recent reports (within the past six months) concerning engineering controls, as well as air and surface testing.
- Prepare a schematic diagram of your pharmacy; please note special instructions for sterile compounding pharmacies.
- Make copies of your most recent pharmacy inspection reports and follow-up actions.
- Gather any documents related to disciplinary, criminal, and legal history.
- Ensure that all documentation is free of any Protected Health Information (PHI) or Personally Identifiable Information (PII). If any PHI or PII is included, your application will be considered incomplete and your review will be delayed.
Note: This application is supported in the browsers listed below. You will also need to enable pop-ups on your browser. If you have upgraded your browser and you are still experiencing difficulties, please contact VPP@nabp.pharmacy.
- Internet Explorer 11 and above
- Firefox 31 and above
The VPP application fee includes the costs associated with conducting an onsite inspection (including the surveyors’ travel costs), license verifications of the pharmacy and key personnel, and any related NABP Clearinghouse checks. Payments must be made by credit card.
VPP Application with Inspection:
- Retail/Community only (no compounding)
- Retail/Community pharmacy performing any nonsterile compounding (other than mixing, diluting according to manufacturer’s instructions)
- Mail Order (not performing sterile compounding)
- Pharmacy performs any sterile compounding (regardless of pharmacy type)
- *If you are specifically seeking nonresident licensure in Texas relating to your sterile compounding pharmacy (Texas Class E-S), your facility will fall under Category 3B or Category 4. Please see below.
- Pharmacy performs both nonsterile and sterile compounding (regardless of pharmacy type)
- Institutional Hospice (exclusively hospice patients)
- Long-Term Care
- Nuclear Pharmacy/Radiopharmaceutical (additional fees may apply if pharmacy also has non-nuclear activities)
Category 3B and Category 4:
- Texas Class E-S Nonresident Pharmacy
(These categories apply to pharmacies specifically seeking a nonresident sterile compounding pharmacy license from the Texas State Board of Pharmacy (TSBP) and include a mandatory sampling component and deposit of $1,500. For pharmacies seeking the TSBP Class E-S license, TSBP requires NABP to collect a compounded preparation sample for purposes of potency, sterility, endotoxin, and fungal testing. The fees to perform these tests are estimated to range from $500-$1,500. The pharmacy is responsible for all testing-related charges, but will be refunded any remainder of the deposit upon completion of the tests, less the shipping and handling fees. Please contact NABP at VPP@nabp.pharmacy for more details.)
**Fee includes application and inspection costs. Note: Additional fees may apply depending on a pharmacy’s specifications as indicated in the application, pertaining to certain activity types and attributes such as those indicated under Specialty and Other.
Requests for NABP to cancel or withdraw your pharmacy’s VPP application will cause costs that NABP has incurred prior to such a request (including without limitation administrative, travel, and staff costs) to be deducted from any refund that NABP issues. Requests to cancel or withdraw an application must be submitted in writing to VPP@nabp.pharmacy and are considered by NABP on a case-by-case basis.
NABP will close a VPP application in cases where your pharmacy is currently subject to one or more serious health care-related disciplinary or criminal proceedings or regulatory or law enforcement investigations including, without limitation, product or document seizures. Any refunds will be issued in accordance with its refund policy. If NABP closes your pharmacy’s VPP application, NABP will not accept a new application from your pharmacy until all disciplinary, criminal, and investigatory matters described herein are concluded.
Terms & Conditions
Please review the VPP Terms and Conditions carefully. Once you have started your VPP application online, you will be asked to agree to the Terms and Conditions prior to the final submission of your application.