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California State Board of Pharmacy

Personal License Information/Renewal

Effective April 1, 2020 New Renewal Fees: Please review the Fee Schedule to ensure you submit the correct renewal fee to renew your license. Incorrect fees may impact the renewal of your license.  

Approximately six weeks before the expiration date of your license, a renewal application will be mailed to your last known address of record. Licensees are responsible for renewing their licenses even if they do not receive a renewal notice. The board does not send duplicate renewal applications.

If you have not received the renewal notice within 4 weeks of expiration of the license, you may renew your license by submitting a Request for Renewal form. Do not submit a renewal request more than 60 days before the expiration date of the license.

It takes a minimum of three weeks to process your renewal and another three weeks to receive the renewed license in the mail. It will take longer if your renewal application is deficient. Examples of deficiencies are: Failure to have the proper signatures(s) in the designated area on the renewal notice, failing to enter CE hours, or failure to submit name change documents. You will be notified in writing of any deficiencies. Frequently facilities undergoing name changes, ownership changes, location changes or changes in key officers must submit a more detailed application. The board will contact you if this is necessary.

The board is unable to verify receipt of renewal fees over the phone. If your fee has been received and processed, it will be reflected on the board's Web site on the license verification screen, even if you have not received your renewed license in the mail. You may verify that your license has been renewed by clicking on the Verify a License. For purpose of license verification, California law allows the printout of a license record from the board's website.

To report a change of address, email, or name, please go to Change of Address/Email/or Name.

If you have questions regarding reporting criminal convictions or disciplinary actions on your renewal application, please review the FAQs for License Renewal Applications: Reporting Criminal Convictions/Disciplinary Action.

The Board is unable to accept a foreign payment unless it meets the following specific criteria:

If you wish to complete a wire transfer, please contact the send us a message for assistance.

Military Personnel Renewal Information

Duplicate/Replacement License

Name and Gender Change Notification and Request for Confidentiality (SB 372, 2023)

Effective January 1, 2024, under Business and Professions Code section 27.5, licensees may notify the licensing board or bureau within the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) of a name and/or gender change and request confidentiality of the previous name or gender information, when meeting certain specified requirements. For more information and to make a request, click here. (linked to DCA page)