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Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts has issued Executive Order 22-05

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts has issued Executive Order 22-05, to expire on December 31, 2022. Executive Order 22-02, which is currently scheduled to expire on September 30, 2022, shall remain in effect through December 31, 2022 and the identical statutory waivers and conditions contained within Executive Orders 21-12 and 21-15 that were extended by Executive Order 22-02 shall remain in effect through December 31, 2022,​ except that Medication Aide renewals will no longer be deferred after March 31, 2022. You can view the Executive Order here​. See all Governor's Executive Orders here​.

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Executive Order: Provisional License Application​​​


A licensed pharmacist in Nebraska can interpret and fill medical orders, compound and dispense prescription drugs and devices, perform drug product selection and drug use review, and provide patient counseling. Pharmacists can also administer drugs and devices and can provide pharmaceutical care through agreements with physicians.

Application Procedures & Requirements

  • New Application Process Begun May 1, 2018 – Prior to submission of an application for a Nebraska Pharmacist license, individuals must have successfully completed the NAPLEX and MPJE examinations with scores of at least 75.  The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy will be determining eligibility to take the examinations.  Please follow NABP's instruction on their website: (https://nabp.pharmacy).
  • Examination - requires the applicant to successfully complete the NAPLEX and Nebraska MPJE examinations with scores of at least 75.  Once the applicant has met this requirement, they will need to submit the Nebraska application with the required fee and any supporting documents.
  • Score Transfer - requires the applicant to request a NAPLEX score transfer report from NABP with a passing score of at least 75 and successfully complete the Nebraska MPJE with a score of at least 75. Once the applicant has met these requirements, they will need to submit the Nebraska application with the required fee and any supporting documents.
  • Reciprocity – requires the applicant to successfully complete the Nebraska MPJE with a score of at least 75. Once the applicant has met this requirement, the applicant will need to submit the Nebraska application with the required fee and any supporting documents.
  • Foreign Pharmacy Graduates - Must obtain the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination Certification (FPGEC) through NABP and pass the required examinations.  Once the applicant has met these requirements, they will need to submit the Nebraska application with the required fee and any supporting documents.

Renewal, Continuing Education & Reinstatement Information

Licenses must be renewed by January 1 of even-numbered years. The fee is $178.00. A license may be placed on Inactive Status at any time.

Thirty (30) hours of acceptable continuing education earned during the preceding 24-month period prior to the license renewal are required to renew your license. If you are randomly selected for an audit to provide proof of continuing education, you will be notified by mail at a later date.

Retain all documentation of continuing education activities completed for the renewal of your credential for at least 4 years.

The Board of Pharmacy has approved the following providers of continuing education:

  • The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
  • The Nebraska Council on Continuing Pharmaceutical Education
  • Category 1 continuing education approved by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)
  • Other providers demonstrating the same quality standards as those established in the Criteria for Quality of ACPE

    ***Do NOT submit continuing education certificates to this office unless they are requested*** 

In order to reinstate your license, you must submit the following:

  • A completed Reinstatement Application  
  • The renewal and reinstatement fees
  • Additional documentation requested, if applicable, based on the answers you give to the questions on the application for reinstatement.

DEA Information:

Federal Controlled Substances (DEA) Registrant Information can be accessed by credentialing organizations, hospitals, and pharmacies after obtaining a user ID and password. To obtain a user ID and password, contact the Licensure Unit by e-mail at dhhs.licensuresupport@nebraska.gov.

In addition to General License Information this version of the data contains Federal Controlled Substances Registration numbers and expiration dates for health care providers that hold a Nebraska license and have submitted proof of holding such Federal Registration. Federal controlled substances (DEA) registrant information is validated on licenses at the time of issuance and updated on a quarterly basis.

Federal Controlled Substance (DEA) Registrant

 

Pharmacist Licensing Contact Information
Department of Health and Human Services/Division of Public Health/Licensure Unit
Phone Number
(402) 471-2118
 
Fax Number
(402) 742-8355
Mailing & Physical Addresses

DHHS Licensure Unit
Attn: Pharmacy
PO Box 94986
Lincoln NE 68509

 

Nebraska State Office Building
301 Centennial Mall South
14th & M Streets, 1st Floor
Lincoln NE 68508

Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed on federal holidays.

 

Other related contacts:

National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP)
1600 Feehanville Dr.
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
Phone: (847) 391-4406
Fax: (847) 391-4502
Web: https://nabp.pharmacy
Nebraska Pharmacists Association (NPA)
6221 S. 58th St., Ste A.
Lincoln, NE 68516-3679
Phone: (402) 420-1500
Fax: (402) 420-1406
Web: www.npharm.org