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TITLE 22EXAMINING BOARDS
PART 15TEXAS STATE BOARD OF PHARMACY
CHAPTER 283LICENSING REQUIREMENTS FOR PHARMACISTS
RULE §283.9Fee Requirements for Licensure by Examination, Score Transfer and Reciprocity

(a) The fees for licensure by examination, score transfer, and reciprocity shall include one exam administration. The fees are as follows:

  (1) Examination Fee. The fee to submit an application for licensure by examination will include:

    (A) An examination processing fee of $52, which is to be paid to the Texas State Board of Pharmacy and includes the processing of the Texas application.

    (B) NAPLEX administrative and examination fees as determined by NABP, which are to be paid to NABP in accordance with NABP policy.

    (C) MPJE administrative and examination fees as determined by NABP, which are to be paid to NABP in accordance with NABP policy.

  (2) Reciprocity Fee. The fee to submit an application for licensure by reciprocity will include.

    (A) A reciprocity fee of $255, which is to be paid to the Texas State Board of Pharmacy.

    (B) MPJE administrative and examination fees as determined by NABP, which are to be paid to NABP in accordance with NABP policy.

    (C) A license verification fee as determined by NABP, which is to be paid to NABP in accordance with NABP policy.

  (3) Score Transfer Fee. The fees to transfer a score to Texas, using the NAPLEX Score Transfer system will include:

    (A) An examination processing fee of $52, which is to be paid to the Texas State Board of Pharmacy and includes the processing of the Texas application.

    (B) MPJE administrative and examination fees as determined by NABP, which are to be paid to NABP in accordance with NABP policy.

    (C) A score transfer fee as determined by NABP, which is to be paid to NABP in accordance with NABP policy.

(b) If an applicant fails an examination or is required to take an examination by the Board, the application fee is $52 for each examination the applicant is required to take.

(c) Rescheduling or canceling an examination appointment.

  (1) Refunds for fees charged by NABP for the administration of the NAPLEX and MPJE are in accordance with NABP policy. Rescheduling of an examination appointment shall be in accordance with NABP policy.

  (2) The Board may refund fifty percent of an examination fee paid to the Board by an applicant if the applicant:

    (A) provides advance notice of their inability to take the examination prior to the board providing authorization to take the examination; or

    (B) is unable to take the examination due to an emergency situation including but not limited to a manmade or natural disaster, documented serious medical illness, or other circumstance deemed an emergency by the Executive Director of the Board.

(d) A person who takes NAPLEX and/or the Texas Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination will be notified of the results of the examination(s) within two weeks of receipt of the results of the examination(s) from the testing service. If both NAPLEX and the Texas Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination are taken, the applicant will not be notified until the results of both examinations have been received. Such notification will be made within two weeks after receipt of the results of both examinations.

(e) Once an applicant has successfully completed all requirements of licensure, the applicant will be notified of licensure as a pharmacist and of his or her pharmacist license number and the following is applicable.

  (1) The notice letter shall serve as authorization for the person to practice pharmacy in Texas for a period of 30 days from the date of the notice letter.

  (2) The applicant shall complete a pharmacist license application and pay one pharmacist licensee fee as specified in §295.5 of this title (relating to Pharmacist License or Renewal Fees).

  (3) The provisions of §295.7 of this title (relating to Pharmacist License Renewal) apply to the timely receipt of an application and licensure fee.

  (4) If application and payment of the pharmacist license fee are not received by the board within 30 days from the date of the notice letter, the person's license to practice pharmacy shall expire. A person may not practice pharmacy with an expired license. The license may be renewed according to the following schedule.

    (A) If the notice letter has been expired for 90 days or less, the person may become licensed by making application and paying to the board one license fee and a fee that is one-half of the examination fee for the license.

    (B) If the notice letter has been expired for more than 90 days but less than one year, the person may become licensed by making application and paying to the board all unpaid renewal fees and a fee that is equal to the examination fee for the license.

    (C) If the notice letter has been expired for one year or more, the person shall apply for a new license.


Source Note: The provisions of this §283.9 adopted to be effective December 27, 2000, 25 TexReg 12690; amended to be effective September 7, 2004, 29 TexReg 8516; amended to be effective June 11, 2006, 31 TexReg 4628; amended to be effective March 13, 2012, 37 TexReg 1705

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