Intern License Requirement


This requirement applies to all PharmD students.


Students enrolled in the PharmD program are required to hold a valid intern permit from the California Board of Pharmacy in order to participate in pharmacy practice experiences. All students must file an intern pharmacist application upon entry to the PharmD program by the established deadline. Intern permits issued by the California Board of Pharmacy are valid for five years. Information about intern permits and applications is available from the California Board of Pharmacy and is provided to entering students as part of Orientation.

Students are expected to hold a valid intern permit no later than January 15th of the first year.

If a student does not hold a valid intern permit by this date, the associate dean of experiential education and professional development will consult with the Sub-Committee on Student Progress to determine an academic plan. A delay in obtaining an intern permit will affect the student’s progression in the PharmD program and graduation date, and may result in a mandated leave of absence until which time the student is eligible to receive an intern permit.

Approved by CEPC July 2018; revised December 2020

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