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This website publishes administrative rules on their effective dates, as designated by the adopting state agencies, colleges, and universities.

Rule 4729:2-2-01 | Licensure as a pharmacy intern.


(A) A license as a pharmacy intern shall only be issued for the purpose of allowing those individuals who intend to become licensed pharmacists the opportunity to obtain the practical experience required for examination and licensure as a pharmacist.

(B) If a person is actively working towards the requirements for licensure as a pharmacist and desires to work as a pharmacy intern in Ohio, the person shall:

(1) Comply with at least one of the following:

(a) Have successfully completed at least sixty semester or ninety quarter hours of college, be enrolled in a school of pharmacy, and has begun taking professional classes directly related to the practice of pharmacy;

(b) Have obtained a first professional degree in pharmacy from a program which has been recognized and approved by the state board of pharmacy; or

(c) Have established educational equivalency by obtaining a "Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination Commission (FPGEC)" certificate, and have established proficiency in spoken English by successfully completing the "Test of English as a Foreign Language, Internet-based test" (TOEFL iBT) pursuant to rule 4729:2-2-06 of the Administrative Code.

(2) Submit electronic fingerprint or ink impressions for a criminal records check pursuant to section 4729.071 of the Revised Code.

(3) Apply to the state board of pharmacy for licensure as a pharmacy intern.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4729.26, 4776.03
Amplifies: 4729.071, 4729.08, 4729.11, 4729.12, 4776.01, 4776.02, 4776.04
Five Year Review Date: 9/15/2022
Prior Effective Dates: 10/1/1971, 9/10/1976, 8/1/1984, 9/1/1985, 7/1/1992, 2/1/2002, 2/1/2003, 2/1/2005, 4/27/2007, 1/1/2009, 1/1/2011