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Rule 4729:2-2-02 | Application for licensure as a pharmacy intern.


(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;

(2) A head and shoulders passport size photograph (two by two inches) taken within the previous six months;

(3) Fee;

(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.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4729.26
Amplifies: 4729.08, 4729.11, 4729.12, 4729.15
Five Year Review Date: 9/15/2022
Prior Effective Dates: 9/10/1976, 8/1/1984, 9/1/1985, 7/1/1991, 7/1/1992, 7/1/1994, 1/17/1997, 2/1/2002, 2/1/2003, 2/1/2005, 4/27/2007, 1/1/2011, 5/22/2014, 9/1/2016