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University of Nebraska Medical Center

Licensure

The US Department of Education requires UNMC to make the following disclosures to applicants who are interested in or enrolled in degree programs that lead to state licensure or certification.

PharmD Program

Certification and licensure requirements differ from state to state. We are required to notify you if the program you are interested in or enrolled in will meet educational requirements to apply for certification or licensure in your home state. The official categories are: Meets; Does Not Meet; and Have Not Made a Determination if it Does or Does Not Meet.

A Does Not Meet or Have Not Made a Determination status does not indicate that you will be unable to obtain certification or licensure in your home state. Please check with your advisor, department chair or certification officer for further details.

Common causes for a Does Not Meet or Have Not Made a Determination include the following:
  • Your home state certification agency requires a transcript review prior to application for certification.
  • Your home state does not have an equivalent for an endorsement completed in Nebraska.
  • Your home state requires you to take an additional course or exam specific to that state’s history or laws. These courses and exams are not offered in Nebraska.
  • Your home state may require additional intern hours outside of the academic setting.

State of Nebraska Licensure

All candidates for licensure as a pharmacist in the state of Nebraska must be 21 years of age and have graduated from a program accredited by the American Council on Pharmacy Education. Completion of the PharmD degree program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy includes completion of experiential education considered by the Nebraska Board of Pharmacy as equivalent to completing the 1500 hours required for internship. Graduates must also successfully pass qualified licensing examinations:
  • North American Pharmacy Licensure Examination- NAPLEX
  • Multi-State Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination- MPJE


Nebraska licenses are renewable every two years, and include a provision for the completion of a minimum of 30 contact hours (3.0 CEUs) of continuing education.

This information is current as of November 1, 2020. It is the responsibility of the student to confirm licensure eligibility. Please check with your state's Board of Pharmacy for specific information.