Renewal of a License

Current Pharmacists Licenses

All current pharmacists licenses expire October 31, 2015. Renewal forms will be mailed mid-September along with instructions. For any change of address, please follow Address Changes instructions below.

IF you have received your renewal form…… HEREto complete the renewal of your license on-line with a credit card. 

**You MUST have your form and use the printed codes.  Please refer to the colored insert for questions and helpful instructions to complete the process. 

Important information and instructions regarding your renewal application. 

  Please read before you call.  More information on reverse side 

When must my renewal application be sent? 

All renewal applications must be submitted on-line OR POSTMARKEDby the United States Postal Service on or before October 31, 2015.  Renewal applications submitted on-line OR postmarked after October 31, 2015 will be assessed a late fee.  Nevada has NO grace period!  

Your renewal form is mailed to you 45 days prior to your expiration date and it is your choice as to when you submit it.  This expiration date is to avoid late fees ONLY – do NOT expect to be considered active on November 1 if you mail it on the expiration date.  If you choose to wait until the last day then YOU will be accountable to your employer, NOT the pharmacy board.  An on-line submission will update in real time.  You may verify the license and expiration date in the Public Search.  

*Any renewal application sent without being 100% complete will be returned and will not be considered received until it arrives at the board office with complete information, resulting in a delay of renewing your license.

How can I renew my license?


ON-LINE - (no www).  If you renew on-line, payment is by CREDIT CARD ONLY.

                        You must have your renewal application available to input your information.  First time users:You must enter the characters exactly the way they appear on the form (all lower case/numeric). Careful of “l”, “i” or “1” and “o” and “0”.  The pattern to your USER ID is 2 ltr’s, 2#’s, 2 ltr’s, 2#’s and your PASSWORD is 3 or 5 ltr’s and 3#’s
If you renewed on-line in the past, your user name is your e-mail address and your password will show ***** for security purposes.  Only YOU know your password.  If you have forgotten it then simply click “Forgot Password” and a new one will be emailed to you (check your SPAM under a “DoNotReply” email).  If your EMAIL is no longer accessible, please EMAIL the Board office with your name, license number and new email.  You will need to use Internet ExplorerType the on-line address ( into your browsers address line only; using a Google search will impair your access to our siteWhile the Board makes every effort to maintain the on-line convenience during the renewal period, our service provider may experience unforeseen technical difficulties from time to time.  If you choose to wait until the last day and the Web site is not available, then you will be responsible for the consequences of your failure to renew in a timely manner.  Why take the chance?  Please do not wait until the last minute.  Licenses renewed on-line will be mailed within 3-5 business days, barring any technical difficulties.


BY MAIL -     Using the enclosed form, payment must be by CASHIER’S CHECK or MONEY ORDER.

                        NOPERSONAL OR BUSINESS CHECKS, NO CASH AND NOCREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED BY MAIL.  **Payment is made out to:   Nevada State Board of Pharmacy.

                        If you elect to use the form, we suggest you submit your completed application and fee to the Board office no later than October 11, 2015.  If it is important for you to know when your form is received at the Board office, you must use a mailing service with tracking options.  Do NOT call the board office to inquire of its status.  Licenses renewed with the form will be mailed within 2-3 weeks, depending on the volume of forms received.


IN PERSON -  RENO OFFICE ONLY.  If you renew in person, payment must be by Cashier’s Check or Money Order. NO PERSONAL OR BUSINESS CHECKS, NO CASH & NO CREDIT CARDS.

*If you have mailed the form and fee – DO NOT RENEW ON LINE – No refunds will be issued if you pay twice.

*You may pay for multiple renewals with one cashier’s check or money order.  If paying for more than 10 renewals, please attach a list with names and license numbers.

Common reasons renewal applications are returned! 

*Renewal fee not enclosed. 

*Renewal fee was something other than a Cashier’s Check or Money Order. 

*Renewal application postmarked after October 31, 2015 without enclosing the late fee. 

*Marking “I Have” to any numbered question and not providing an explanation and supporting documentation. 

*Incomplete renewal applications, i.e., signature and/or date missing, or any other section not completed. 

*A copy of the renewal application was sent instead of the original.  Signature must be original

(no copies or stamps accepted.)


Ø  Who qualifies?:  Pharmacists who are NOT practicing in Nevada!

Ø  Why change to inactive status?:  Continuing Education credits need NOT be completed for Nevada’s renewal time period with inactive status. 

Ø  Do I still owe the Renewal fee with inactive status?:  YES, Fees must be paid to maintain the license. 

Ø  Should I change to inactive status?:  If CE has been completed then having an Active license may be better as fees apply either way.  There are additional steps that must be completed prior to re-activating the license from inactive status, prohibiting the immediate practice of pharmacy in Nevada.

Ø  How do I change to inactive status?:  If qualified for inactive status and interested in maintaining your Nevada pharmacists license, then mail your payment along with your completed renewal form in the enclosed blue envelope.  Be sure to check the box for inactive in section 3. 

Ø  Can I practice as a pharmacist in Nevada with an inactive license?:  NO, you must bring your license to an active status prior to practicing in Nevada. 

Ø  Will this affect other states licenses?:  You will need to check with the individual state you are interested in.  We cannot know how inactive status might affect other states.

Ø  Can I renew on-line if I want to change to inactive status?:  NO, you will be required to mail your fee and form to the Reno office (use enclosed blue envelope). 

Ø  How do I change back to active status from inactive?:  See NAC 639.219 (NRS 639.070)

Ø  Where can I see the applicable inactive laws?:  Below is a copy of the laws.


1.      A registered pharmacist may apply to the Board to have his certificate of registration placed on inactive status.

2.      A registered pharmacist who wishes to have his certificate of registration placed on inactive status must submit to the Board:

a.       A completed application on a form provided by the Board; and

b.      A statement certifying that he:

                                                     i.     Is not engaged in the practice of pharmacy in this State; and

                                                   ii.     Will not engage in the practice of pharmacy in this State during the period that his certificate of registration is placed on inactive status.

3.      If the Board places the certificate of registration of a registered pharmacist on inactive status, the pharmacist:

a.       May not engage in the practice of pharmacy in this State during the period that his certificate of registration is placed on inactive status;

b.      Must renew his certificate of registration biennially;

c.       Is not required to complete continuing education during the period that his certificate of registration is placed on inactive status, except as otherwise required to return the certificate of registration to active status pursuant to subparagraph (1) of paragraph (b) of subsection 2 of NAC 639.219; and

d.      May apply to the Board pursuant to NAC 639.219 to have his certificate of registration returned to active status.

Address Changes

If you have a change of address, please provide the new information to us by clicking on the tab titled “APPLICATIONS/SERVICES” and choose the “Change Licensee Information” link. Any changes received after August 15th will not be reflected on the renewal form so PLEASE have your mail forwarded by the Post Office. If the Post Office fails to deliver your form by October 1st then it becomes your responsibility to obtain a form by emailing and we will email the form to you. Please do NOT contact the Board office until you have given the Post Office additional time for mailing to a forwarded address.

Expired Licenses

All expired licenses must be renewed by mail with a Renewal Form and a Cashier’s Check or Money Order. The on-line feature is not available at this time. If you do not have a form, please email your request, including your Name and License Number to and your renewal form will be emailed to you.


Employment is NOT required to renew your Technician registration. Renewing technicians are required to complete one hour of an approved Nevada Law program prior to renewal and it will be checked during the annual pharmacy inspection. Trainees are required to be registered at EACH work location. There has been confusion expressed regarding requirements for technicians and “continuing education”. Nevada law requires that you perform 12-hours of in-service training during the 2-year period immediately preceding the renewal of your registration. Your managing pharmacist must approve and maintain a written record of your training and those records are to be maintained in the pharmacy and will be checked during the annual pharmacy inspection. Nevada law also provides that a technician may substitute the completion of the continuing education necessary for recertification by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board for the biennial in-service training. Should this option be chosen, documentation must be maintained in the pharmacy for inspection. The Nevada Law program may NOT be substituted by any other program. DO NOT SEND YOUR RECORDS TO THE BOARD WITH YOUR RENEWAL FORM. ANY SUCH RECORDS WILL BE DISCARDED. 

Things You Should Know

Any changes that you have made to either your name and/or address will be updated prior to your certificate being mailed out. Please allow 10 business days for your certificate to be mailed out. 

All transactions are final – NO refunds are given. 

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