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Rule 4729-5-01 | Recognized and approved schools of pharmacy.


(A) Pursuant to section 4729.08 of the Revised Code, the state board of pharmacy recognizes and approves all pharmacy programs or schools of pharmacy that have candidate or accreditation status with the accreditation council for pharmacy education (A.C.P.E.). The board, by resolution, reserves the right to:

(1) Deny the recognition or approval of a pharmacy program or school of pharmacy that meets A.C.P.E. candidate or accreditation status; or

(2) Recognize or approve a pharmacy program or school of pharmacy that does not meet A.C.P.E. candidate or accreditation status.

(B) For the purpose of satisfying the requirements of division (C) of section 4729.08 of the Revised Code, graduates of a school of pharmacy located outside the United States shall establish educational equivalency by obtaining a "Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination Commission (FPGEC)" certificate, and by establishing proficiency in spoken English by obtaining the minimum scores required by rule 4729:1-2-04 of the Administrative Code on the "Test of English as a Foreign Language, Internet-based test (TOEFL iBT)."

(C) The term "United States," as used in paragraph (B) of this rule, shall be deemed to include all states of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or a territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States.

Last updated February 1, 2022 at 9:14 AM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4729.26
Amplifies: 4729.08, 4729.11, 4729.12
Five Year Review Date: 2/1/2027
Prior Effective Dates: 9/10/1976, 9/1/1985, 7/1/1992, 1/17/1997, 2/1/2002, 4/27/2007, 10/27/2011, 2/1/2017