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I've just heard from my pharmacy school (out of CA) that it would take about 12 to 14 months to receive California pharmacist license after I pass Naplex and CPJE. Therefore, I would get paid 50% of the regular pharmacist salary until I get my license. Is it true?
 
Oct 11, 2009
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Hi,
I graduated from out of state. I just had to make sure I had enough hours to qualify. It took the CA BoP 3 months after I graduated to give me the ATT after I sent in the info. The longest thing that took was transferring the hours from the state I went to school in.

I've just heard from my pharmacy school (out of CA) that it would take about 12 to 14 months to receive California pharmacist license after I pass Naplex and CPJE. Therefore, I would get paid 50% of the regular pharmacist salary until I get my license. Is it true?
 

stybbs

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Coolist: After I took my CPJE and NAPLEX exam, I got both my exam results in about 2 weeks. The physical license itself doesn't arrive until a few of months after that, but on the CA BoP website, your name should be searchable under "pharmacist". Therefore, you should be getting paid as a pharmacist from the day your name shows up on that website and not the day you actually receive the physical license.
 

sna

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Hi,

I also would like to take the Naplex and CPJE for California, but I go to an out-of-state school. How do you apply and study for the CPJE?

So far, I got the following steps:
Apply for Naplex and score transfer to CA
Apply for CPJE
Do the livescan fingerprinting (I already did this before, do I have to do it again? been less than 1 year)
Have pharmacy school send in transcript or proof of graduation
Then just wait to see if you get approved for CPJE?

For the CPJE application, I'm confused with the 1500 required intern hours. My state pharmacy board does not keep track of intern hours or even have such a licensing category. So I am not sure who fills out that section of the application.
 
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Coolist: After I took my CPJE and NAPLEX exam, I got both my exam results in about 2 weeks. The physical license itself doesn't arrive until a few of months after that, but on the CA BoP website, your name should be searchable under "pharmacist". Therefore, you should be getting paid as a pharmacist from the day your name shows up on that website and not the day you actually receive the physical license.
Hi Stybbs,
How long after graduation were you able to take the CPJE and NAPLEX? Do you have to wait long because of the amount of people signed up to take the test?
 
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I know it has been a while since you asked, but this link should help: http://www.pharmacy.ca.gov/forms/rph_app_pkt2.pdf

Hi,

I also would like to take the Naplex and CPJE for California, but I go to an out-of-state school. How do you apply and study for the CPJE?

So far, I got the following steps:
Apply for Naplex and score transfer to CA
Apply for CPJE
Do the livescan fingerprinting (I already did this before, do I have to do it again? been less than 1 year)
Have pharmacy school send in transcript or proof of graduation
Then just wait to see if you get approved for CPJE?

For the CPJE application, I'm confused with the 1500 required intern hours. My state pharmacy board does not keep track of intern hours or even have such a licensing category. So I am not sure who fills out that section of the application.
 
Dec 28, 2009
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I would just point out that the CA Board does quality review biannually on the CPJE which may result in your score report being delayed 4-8 weeks if you take the test during the quality review process. One of the quality reviews is done in early August (around the time that most recent grads get their ATT and take the test) so just something to keep in mind...