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Accreditation & Licensure

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Accreditation

Belmont University College of Pharmacy's Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 190 South LaSalle Street, Suite 2850 , Chicago , IL 60603, 312/644-3575; FAX 866/228-2631, website  http://www.acpe-accredit.org.

Professional Licensure Information

Students completing the Doctor of Pharmacy program must be licensed by each state professional licensing board prior to practicing pharmacy in that state. Some states also require licenses for students completing experiential rotations.

Separate from educational requirements for licensure, state licensure boards will require applicants to complete professional examinations, jurisprudence exams, and background checks. Additional requirements, including documentation of internship hours, may vary. The Doctor of Pharmacy program at Belmont University meets the educational requirements for pharmacist licensure as follows:

States Positve Licensure Determinations Negative Licensure Determinations No Licensure Determinations
Alabama X
Alaska X
Arizona X
Arkansas X
California X
Colorado X
Connecticut X
Delaware X
Florida X
Georgia X
Hawaii X
Idaho X
Illinois X
Indiana X
Iowa X
Kansas X
Kentucky X
Louisiana X
Maine X
Maryland X
Massachusetts X
Michigan X
Minnesota X*
Mississippi X
Missouri X
Montana X
Nebraska X
Nevada X
New Hampshire X
New Jersey X
New Mexico X
New York X
North Carolina X
North Dakota X
Ohio X
Oklahoma X
Oregon X
Pennsylvania X
Rhode Island X
South Carolina X
South Dakota X
Tennessee X
Texas X
Utah X
Vermont X
Virginia X
Washington X
West Virginia X
Wisconsin X
Wyoming X
Territories Positve Licensure Determinations Negative Licensure Determinations No Licensure Determinations
American Samoa X
District of Columbia X
Federated States of Micronesia X
Guam X
Northern Mariana Islands X
Republic of Palau X
The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico X
The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands X
The Republic of the Marshall Islands X
The U.S. Virgin Islands X

*Licensure in the state of Minnesota requires specific hours in dispensing and compounding.
These hours may be achieved in the Belmont University program with careful planning.

It is best to contact the appropriate licensing entity in each state a student seeks to be licensed in to identify information regarding additional licensure requirements. The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy provides links to state boards of pharmacy.