(A) Each person seeking a license as a pharmacy intern for the purpose of obtaining the practical experience required for examination and licensure as a pharmacist shall submit the following to the state board of pharmacy:
(1) A completed application form as provided by the board, which can be accessed by visiting http://www.pharmacy.ohio.gov;
(2) A head and shoulders passport size photograph (two by two inches) taken within the previous six months;
(4) Documentation, in a manner determined by the board, that the applicant has successfully completed a minimum of sixty semester or ninety quarter hours of college work; and
(a) Documentation, in a manner determined by the board, from a school of pharmacy that has been recognized and approved by the board certifying that the person is currently enrolled in a school of pharmacy and has begun taking professional classes directly related to the practice of pharmacy; or
(b) Either of the following:
(i) Certification of having obtained a first professional degree in pharmacy from a program that has been recognized and approved by the state board of pharmacy; or
(ii) Certification of having established educational equivalency by obtaining a "Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination Commission (FPGEC)" certificate, and evidence of successful completion of the "Test of English as a Foreign Language, Internet-based test" (TOEFL iBT) pursuant to rule 4729:2-2-06 of the Administrative Code.
(B) The state board of pharmacy may license an applicant as a pharmacy intern as soon as the state board of pharmacy receives all the required items set forth in paragraph (A) of this rule and the results of a criminal records check pursuant to section 4729.071 of the Revised Code.
(C) The state board of pharmacy may deny the issuance of a license to practice as a pharmacy intern.
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 09/15/2022
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4729.26
Rule Amplifies: 4729.08, 4729.11, 4729.12, 4729.15
Prior Effective Dates: 9/10/76, 8/1/84, 9/1/85, 7/1/91, 7/1/92, 7/1/94, 1/17/97, 2/1/02, 2/1/03, 2/1/05, 4/27/07, 1/1/11, 5/22/2014, 9/1/2016