The checklist below provides an overview of the items that you will need to complete the online application. After reviewing the application checklist and creating an account, more detailed instructions are available in the facility e-Profile dashboard.

Step 1: Confirm Pharmacy Eligibility

If all of the answers to the following questions are “Yes,” you may proceed with submitting an online application. If any questions are answered with “No,” your pharmacy may not be eligible to apply and you must contact vpp@nabp.pharmacy prior to submitting an online application.

  • Has the pharmacy been fully operational* for at least 30 days?
    *If compounding, pharmacy must have also been compounding for at least 30 days prior to applying.
  • If sterile compounding, does the pharmacy have certification reports dated within six months of application payment date?
  • The pharmacy is not currently the 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.

Step 2: Create a Facility User Account

Log in to NABP e-Profile and make sure your business e-Profile ID is associated with your user name (email address).

If the business e-Profile is not associated with your username:

  1. Click on the business e-Profile requests tile.
  2. Request a business e-Profile be associated with your user name.
  3. Enter the requested information to obtain a business e-Profile ID.

For the requested information, refer to this FAQ.

Step 3: Gather Documents

Gather the following documents prior to starting the application. You will be asked to provide them during the application process.

  • Pharmacy schematic diagram
    • Make sure all key areas of the pharmacy are visible and clearly labeled.
  • Photo of the facility store-front
    • Please ensure the pharmacy name and entrance are visible.
  • All licenses held by the pharmacy (closed, inactive, pending, DEA, controlled substance and wholesale distributor licenses, etc). These can be added or updated individually in e-Profile or added via the license template provided.
  • Licenses and e-Profile IDs for all licensed staff (including nonresident designated pharmacists)
    • To avoid application delays, staff should update their license information in their individual e-Profile prior to filling out the facility application.
  • List of the top drugs dispensed by the pharmacy, including dosage forms.
    • Provide top five non-compounded, top five nonsterile compounded, and top five sterile compounded drugs, as applicable.
  • List of the pharmacy’s non-manufacturer prescription drug suppliers for the past two years.
  • List of the pharmacy’s active pharmaceutical ingredient suppliers for the past two years, if applicable.
  • Certification Reports, if sterile compounding.
    • Note: reports must be from within the last six months, to request an inspection.
    • Must include:
      • Primary engineering controls certification report
      • Secondary engineering controls certification report
      • Viable air testing report
      • Viable surface testing report
      • Technician notes
      • Summary
  • Scanned copies of the most recent state, federal, or third-party pharmacy inspection reports and any responses provided by the pharmacy, if available.
    • All documentation submitted must be free of any Protected Health Information (PHI) or Personally Identifiable Information (PII). If any PHI or PII is included, the application will be considered incomplete and the review will be delayed.
    • Note: PHI and PII include, but are not limited to: patient names, prescription numbers, social security numbers, etc.
  • All documents related to investigations and/or pending disciplinary, criminal, and legal history for the pharmacy, pharmacy owners, and resident and nonresident pharmacists-in-charge.
    • All documentation submitted must be free of any Protected Health Information (PHI) or Personally Identifiable Information (PII). If any PHI or PII is included, the application will be considered incomplete and the review will be delayed.
    • Note: PHI and PII include, but are not limited to: patient names, prescription numbers, social security numbers, etc.

Step 4: Log in to Submit a VPP Application

Log in to e-Profile.

  • Chrome is the preferred internet browser
  • Username will be the email address used to set up the account.
  • It is strongly recommended that the “My Facility” information is updated before starting an application. This information will prepopulate many of the fields in the application.
  • Multiple applications can be created and managed through this portal including different pharmacy locations under one user account.
  • The application must be submitted within 60 days or the application will expire and be purged. Note: business e-Profile data will not be purged, just the application information.
  • Once the application is submitted with payment, the pharmacy will receive an email confirmation that the application is under review.
  • As a reminder, all documentation submitted must be free of any Protected Health Information (PHI) or Personally Identifiable Information (PII). If any PHI or PII is included, the application will be considered incomplete and the review will be delayed.
    Note: PHI and PII include, but are not limited to: patient names, prescription numbers, social security numbers, date of birth, etc.