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California State Board of Pharmacy

Third-Party Logistics Provider/Nonresident Third-Party Logistics Provider License

“Third-party logistics provider” means an entity that provides or coordinates warehousing or other logistics services for a dangerous drug or dangerous device in intrastate or interstate commerce on behalf of a manufacturer, wholesaler, or dispenser of the dangerous drug or dangerous device, but does not take ownership of the dangerous drug or dangerous device, nor have responsibility to direct its sale or disposition.

Nonresident Third-Party Logistics Provider: Subdivision (h) of section 4161 of the California Business and Professions Code requires a nonresident third-party logistics provider to, “at all times maintain a valid, unexpired license to conduct the business of the third-party logistics provider in the state in which it is a resident.”  As a result, to be licensed as a nonresident third-party logistics provider, an applicant must identify its home-state license to the board and provide the board with your home-state license verification as a third-party logistics provider.  This requirement cannot be waived, nor is there an exemption available from it.

If you are unable to meet the requirement as a nonresident third-party logistics provider, you may identify a location in California from which you may conduct business subject to more direct regulatory oversight by the board and apply for a license as a resident third-party logistics provider.

The Designated Representative-3PL Responsible Manager must file a separate application with the board if he or she is not already licensed as a Designated Representative-3PL in California. The application form is available by selecting the following link Designated Representative-3PL Application.

Third-Party Logistics Provider/Nonresident Third-Party Logistics Provider License Requirements

 

Application

 

Contact Information

E-mail: wlsstatus@dca.ca.gov