FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2020

BOARD ANNOUNCES NEW PROCESS FOR OUT-OF-STATE PHARMACISTS AND OUT-OF-STATE CERTIFIED TECHNICIANS TO OBTAIN AUTHORIZATION TO PRACTICE IN NORTH CAROLINA DURING THE DECLARED STATE OF EMERGENCY.   When Governor Cooper declared a state-wide emergency on March 10, 2020 to coordinate response to the COVID-19, that triggered operation of the Board’s Emergency Services Waiver.  The Emergency Services Waiver allows a pharmacist or nationally-certified technician who has a license and registration in good standing in another state to practice in North Carolina during the declared emergency without being licensed or registered with the Board, provided the pharmacist and pharmacist-technician is pre-cleared to do so. 

Effective immediately, out-of-state pharmacists and out-of-state certified technicians who wish to practice in North Carolina during the declared state of emergency must obtain an NABP Passport to do so.  The NABP Passport is a license verification process administered by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy to assist in the pandemic response.

Individuals can obtain an NABP Passport at no cost by following these steps (screenshot instructions are available here.)

  1.  Navigate to NABP’s e-Profile system at
  2. Click the  "Customers" tile.
  3. Enter your e-profile ID and Password.
  4. Click on the "My e-Profile" tile.
  5. Click on the tile labeled: “NABP Passport/COVID-19 Emergency”.   Note:  Your license information, including expiration date and license status must be current to access this tile.  If it is not current, please follow the instructions for updating.
  6. Follow the "Add a State" instructions on this page.  Check the attestation, and then click "Submit"
  7. NABP will verify your information and eligibility for a Passport.
  8. Once the NABP Passport for North Carolina is approved, you will be notified.  The North Carolina Board of Pharmacy will be notified as well, and you will then be eligible to practice in North Carolina during the state of emergency.