Petition for license reactivation for pharmacists and technicians

If your Pharmacist or Pharmacy Technician license has been expired beyond 1 renewal cycle (more than 2 years after expiration date), you can petition to have it reactivated. This doesn't apply to licenses that have been suspended or revoked by the Board.

Board of Registration in Pharmacy

The Details of Petition for license reactivation for pharmacists and technicians

What you need for Petition for license reactivation for pharmacists and technicians

  1. Documentation of completion of required continuing education (CE) units during the 2 calendar years before the petition. Pharmacy technicians don't need to provide CE documentation.
    • 20 CEs for each calendar year of a 2 year renewal cycle
    • CE must be approved by either:
      • The Board
      • The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
      • The American Medical Association (CME Category I)
      • Other State Boards of Pharmacy
    • If required CE documentation is not provided, you must complete 3 additional CEs must for each deficient credit
  2. A written statement from each employer since the expiration date of the license. Include dates of employment and job functions.
  3. Certified statement from each state of pharmacist licensure (current, expired, and inactive) verifying license status and any disciplinary action regarding the license since the date of issuance of each license
  4. Payment of all past due license fees and a reactivation fee. For more information on the reactivation fee, please contact the Board.

Fees for Petition for license reactivation for pharmacists and technicians

We accept checks or money orders. Make it payable to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

All fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Name Fee Unit
Pharmacist license renewal fee $150 each
Nuclear pharmacist license renewal fee $150 each
Pharmacist technician license renewal fee $60 each
Late renewal fee $57 per late license renewal (in addition to renewal fee)

How to file Petition for license reactivation for pharmacists and technicians

You need to submit a written petition to the Board to request reactivation of a license.

  • Be sure to include the above attachments and fees.

Mail to:

Board of Registration in Pharmacy
239 Causeway St.
5th Floor, Suite 500
Boston, MA 02114

Next steps for Petition for license reactivation for pharmacists and technicians

  1. Re-training and Re-examination

    If you have not engaged in the practice of pharmacy in any jurisdiction since the date of license expiration, we may require a personal appearance to review the petition and determine appropriate conditions to resume the practice of pharmacy. Depending upon the petition, the Board may determine that re-training and re-examination reactivation conditions are necessary, including but not limited to:

    • An internship/experiential period
    • The North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX)
    • A clinical educational program
  2. Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination

    Following Board approval of a license reactivation petition, the individual must pass (75%) the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (MPJE). MPJE registration and study guide information is available through the Board’s application vendor Professional Credential Services, Inc. (PCS).

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