NABP Verify Program Requirements
The NABP Verify program verifies that an applicant’s license(s) are maintained in good standing. Once initially verified, the applicant’s license(s) are subject to ongoing monitoring by National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) to confirm they remain in good standing. Program participants pay an annual fee for the verification and ongoing monitoring services.
NABP issues credentials to applicants who meet the NABP Verify program requirements. NABP Verify does not convey authorization to practice pharmacy. State and jurisdictional boards of pharmacy must accept the credential in order for credential holders to provide pharmacy-related services in the applicable state or jurisdiction.
Credentials that NABP issues through its NABP Verify program can be maintained by credential holders based upon ongoing licensure in good standing, as determined via the NABP Verify monitoring service, and maintaining an active NABP Verify monitoring subscription.
The practice authority will be defined by individual state or jurisdictional statutes, regulations, or policies. These laws, rules, or policies may reference the NABP Verify credential as a requirement to practice in the manner authorized by that state or jurisdictional licensing agency. There are three NABP Verify credential statuses:
- Active: Credential holders that continue to subscribe and meet program requirements are accorded active status for all state-specific credentials.
- Inactive: Credential holders that do not meet program requirements addressing licensure or discipline are accorded inactive status for all state-specific credentials. At the request of a state or jurisdiction, NABP will place the corresponding credential on inactive status. If the credential holder holds one or more additional state-specific credentials, those statuses remain active so long as the holder continues to subscribe and meet program requirements.
- Closed: Credential holders who do not renew or who terminate their subscription are accorded closed status for all state-specific credentials. NABP staff can close a state-specific credential based upon the credential holder’s explicit direction.
A credential holder can view the status of their NABP Verify subscription as well as all state-specific credentials within their NABP e-Profile.
All individuals who wish to hold a credential must meet the following NABP Verify program requirements for participation.
You are not eligible for an NABP Verify credential for the same state in which you hold an Active Pharmacist license.
Fair Credit Reporting Act
The professional credential verification services offered through NABP Verify are considered background checking services under federal and state law. Although NABP does not conduct typical background screenings, such as credit and criminal checks, we comply with the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and similar state laws. Read more about the FCRA.
If you believe your credential verification report has inaccurate or incomplete information, you will find details about our dispute process on the FCRA information page. Review the dispute process thoroughly before completing and submitting the dispute form.
- A state-specific NABP Verify credential will be issued to an applicant who:
- Holds at least one license or registration that is:
- issued by a state or jurisdictional board of pharmacy in the United States; and
- active, unconditional, and in good standing; and
- May hold one or more additional licenses or registrations, in which case:
- the status may be expired, inactive, non-renewed, or meet the requirements in Section 1; and
- none have a current and/or unresolved disciplinary sanction; and
- Has a valid, passing North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) or score result.
- Holds at least one license or registration that is:
- Any individual holding a license or registration with an active disciplinary sanction of probation, suspension, revocation, or surrendered, will not be issued an NABP Verify credential and will not be able to hold an NABP Verify credential.
- An individual that applies for and holds an NABP Verify credential must continuously subscribe to NABP Verify for ongoing monitoring of license status. NABP utilizes state and jurisdictional board of pharmacy databases and disciplinary actions reported to the NABP Disciplinary Clearinghouse to confirm active unconditional licensure in good standing.
- The NABP Verify credential holder must renew their monitoring subscription at the annual renewal date, and meet program requirements addressing licensure and discipline, to continue participating in the program and holding one or more state-specific NABP Verify credentials. In the event that a credential holder does not renew their monitoring subscription, the subscription terminates, and the holder’s credential(s) and program participation status changes to closed.
- A state or jurisdictional board of pharmacy may direct NABP to remove the corresponding credential from an NABP Verify credential holder if the credential holder failed to comply with state or federal laws or rules applicable to the practice of pharmacy in that state. NABP will change the status of that state-specific credential to inactive. This state-specific action will not impact the status of other holder credentials if the holder continues to meet all NABP Verify program requirements.
- Any NABP Verify credential holder who subsequently is found to have a newly reported license sanction that renders the individual to no longer meet the program requirements, will have their program participation displayed as “expired” and any issued state-specific credentials will change to a status of “inactive.”
- If NABP does not issue the applicant a Program credential or the Program credential is inactivated and the applicant has documentation, or a board of pharmacy contact, that can confirm licensure information demonstrating the applicant’s adherence to the Program Requirements, the applicant must contact NABP’s licensure team at NABPVerify@nabp.pharmacy within 30 days of the non-issuance or inactivation of the Program credential. If an error occurred, NABP will issue a coupon code that will enable the applicant to re-apply to the Program at no additional cost subject to compliance with the Subscription Plan Policy.