Reminders on Intern Licensure
Student Licensure Requirements
Washington Intern Licensing Limitations
Other State Licensing
Timeline: 4-8 weeks
Renewal: Alaska intern licenses are valid for 2 years.
Enrollment Verification: Alaska requires a Verification of Education form which can only be completed by the WSU Health Sciences Registrar. Most verification forms can be completed by Experiential Services, this is a rare exception.
Renewal: California intern licenses are valid for 5 years.
Enrollment Verification: Upon student request, Experiential Services will complete and provide the Intern Pharmacist Education Affidavit form.
Required Fingerprinting: Fingerprinting can be completed more quickly in the Live Scan service, which requires students to be physically present in California to complete this.
Timeline: California takes at minimum 45 days to grant intern licenses. On average, it takes around 2 months, but can take up to 3 months. Students expecting to have a rotation in California should always apply for licensure far in advance.
California intern licenses tend to take the longest, and students are occasionally requested to revise and resend something by the California State Board of Pharmacy.
Students should read the instructions very carefully when completing the application—particularly the “Avoid Common Mistakes” section of the application. It’s best to check the status periodically. Within the application students should submit the “Verification of License in Another State” and include their Washington state intern license number.
Cost: $78.25* ($50 application fee and $28.25 background check fee).
Timeline: 6 weeks
Renewal: Idaho intern licenses must be renewed annually by July 15. If your Idaho license has lapsed (is expired) for 30 days or more you can no longer go through the renewal application process, instead you must apply for a license as if doing so for the first time.
Enrollment Verification: Upon student request, Experiential Services will complete and provide the Certificate of College Enrollment (Extern = Pharmacy Student) form.
Fingerprinting: Students need to complete a fingerprinting packet, from the link. Click on “Pharmacist & Student Pharmacist” and on the right side of the screen there are options under “Fingerprint Card Options.”
Cost: $10* registration fee.
Timeline: 2 weeks
Renewal: Hawaii intern licenses do not require renewal.
Enrollment Verification: Upon student request, Experiential Services will directly mail a letter to the Board that students are presently enrolled.
Cost: $141.25* ($100 licensing fee and $41.25 fingerprint processing fee). An additional fee of $12.50* is required when scheduling an appointment to be fingerprinted at a Fieldprint facility.
Timeline: Processing will take a minimum of 4 weeks, apply 6 weeks in advance.
Renewal: Oregon intern licenses expire on the second November 30 from date of issuance.
Enrollment Verification: Upon student request, Experiential Services will provide a letter verifying that they are currently enrolled in a Doctor of Pharmacy program.
Request Verification of Enrollment
Experiential Services can complete any verification of enrollment forms required for licensing for students scheduled for rotations outside of Washington. Experiential Services will either scan, mail forms to students directly or to the board if required.
Incoming students do not need to request paperwork from the college for their initial Washington intern license, Admissions will verify your enrollment automatically to the WA Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission.