Board of Pharmacy FAQs

Common Questions of the Board of Pharmacy

Does the Board require licensure for distributors of over the counter (non-prescription) drugs?

No, the Board only licenses Distributors of Prescription Drugs/Devices.

Why does my New Hampshire pharmacist license not show the "PharmD" designation after my name, only "R.Ph."?

As the Board of Pharmacy allows the licensure of pharmacists who have earned a Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy (license transfer applicants / pharmacists who earned their degree at an ACPE accredited college of pharmacy prior to when the PharmD program became the standard in the U.S. in the early 2000's); as well as those who have earned the new ACPE standard - Doctor of Pharmacy degree (Pharm.D.), the Board does not list this educational designation on its licenses. The "R.Ph." designation simply means the pharmacist is a Registered Pharmacist with the State Board of Pharmacy.

When do New Hampshire Board of Pharmacy licensees expire?

Licenses for the following expire annually on the following dates:

  • Pharmacy Intern Registrations - September 30
    Note: Pending a Forthcoming, Proposed Rule Change - Beginning 10/1/21 licenses will be biennial - 2-year licenses.



Licenses for the following expire biennially on even-numbered years (i.e. 2020, 2022):

  • Prescription Drug/Device Manufacturer/Wholesaler/Distributor Licenses - June 30 of every even-numbered year
  • Pharmacist Licenses - December 31 of every even-numbered year
  • In-State & Non-Resident/Mail Order Pharmacy Permits with even license numbers (end in 0, 2, 4, 6, 8) - December 31 of every even-numbered year.



Licenses for the following expire biennially on odd-numbered years (i.e. 2021, 2023):

  • Pharmacy Technician Registrations - March 31 of every odd-numbered year.
  • Limited Retail Drug Distributor Licenses (Medical Gas/Device Distributors, NH In-State Public Health Clinics and Methadone Clinics) - June 30 of every odd-numbered year
  • In-State Pharmaceutical Research Organization Licenses - June 30 of every odd-numbered year
  • Outsourcing Facility (Bulk Drug Compounder) - June 30 of every odd-numbered year
  • In-State & Non-Resident/Mail Order Pharmacy Permits with odd license numbers (end in 1, 3, 5, 7, 9) - December 31 of every odd-numbered year.