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I am currently a licensed pharmacist in California. I am interested in getting Georgial license, but upon reading info on Georgia State Board of Pharmacy website and NABP website, I found out that Georgia doesn't have reciprocity with California.
Anybody knows why? I took NAPLEX in August 2004. Why the NAPLEX score can't be transferred? It's sucks to have to retake NAPLEX again and pay the fees.
Anybody been in similar situation?
 

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You passed the California law exam and you're asking this question?!?? WTF?

You can't transfer into california and due to this 48 states do not accept the california licesnse for transfer.

No, you can get a score transfer which counts as a primary licensing exam not reciprocity. You still cannot reciprocate a CA license. The prerequisite for a reciprocity is it is mutual (hence the term). CA does not let pharmacist reciprocate into any other state, and therefore, no other state will reciprocate there.

CA pharmacists work around this by getting an AZ or NV license. A lot of states won't reciprocate with FL either due to the 10 year time limit of reciprocity.
 

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No, you can get a score transfer which counts as a primary licensing exam not reciprocity. You still cannot reciprocate a CA license. The prerequisite for a reciprocity is it is mutual (hence the term). CA does not let pharmacist reciprocate into any other state, and therefore, no other state will reciprocate there.

CA pharmacists work around this by getting an AZ or NV license. A lot of states won't reciprocate with FL either due to the 10 year time limit of reciprocity.

But the orignal poster took the NAPLEX..
 
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You passed the California law exam and you're asking this question?!?? WTF?

You can't transfer into california and due to this 48 states do not accept the california licesnse for transfer.

I think I missed that question on CPJE. lol



Not really. I took the NAPLEX in 1995. I reciprocated to Texas in 2003.
I didn't have to retake NAPLEX...just took the MPJE.

but must indicate intent to score transfer BEFORE the exam is underway. Otherwise, the exam must be retaken.

I am now :confused:
What would be the best thing for me to do?
Get AZ lisence and then transfer to Georgia? Not sure if it will work.

Here's a link I found

http://www.nabp.net/ftpfiles/NABP01/StateReqsandConditions.pdf.
 

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That's stupid. Call the GA Board and ask why not???? I like to know.

Why are you set on GA?
It's cause we don't want no stinkin California high long haired dad gum surfer boys in our state...

Georgia will only accept a score transfer from the original NAPLEX from the state of California but you had to of requested it at the time of the test. If you are that set on getting a Georgia license, you maybe better off getting a license in Nevada or somewhere closer to you and then doing the score transfer. Georgia requires you to do a wet board practical for a license and it's not a cake walk by any means
 

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This is exactly why I want to move to Georgia. lol



What is a wet practical? Do you think I can do it with hospital experience?
wet lab practical is a test of compounding, counseling, and errors & omissions. The compounding part can be a real bitch unless you practice prior to the test. Anyone can pass it, but it will take some time and effort. It's not something anyone can just wing
 

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wet lab practical is a test of compounding, counseling, and errors & omissions. The compounding part can be a real bitch unless you practice prior to the test. Anyone can pass it, but it will take some time and effort. It's not something anyone can just wing

How long did it take you to review for it? I assume that you've taken the test already. I learned the basics in compounding class but nothing really fancy or too overly difficult so i'm sure I will need plenty of practice if it's as hard as you say. I'm not planning to take the Georgia test btw but another state's.
 

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It's cause we don't want no stinkin California high long haired dad gum surfer boys in our state...

Georgia will only accept a score transfer from the original NAPLEX from the state of California but you had to of requested it at the time of the test. If you are that set on getting a Georgia license, you maybe better off getting a license in Nevada or somewhere closer to you and then doing the score transfer. Georgia requires you to do a wet board practical for a license and it's not a cake walk by any means

Whew! Thank goodness I don't want to work in GA!

I thought their "wet" practical was actually taking the test in the summer humidity:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: .
 

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Wait it out, it's only a matter of time before CA allows reciprocity. The reason CA did/does not allow reciprocity is it did NOT used to use the NAPLEX. Now that it does, it will only be a few more "board" meetings before the mechanism should be in place. If not, then just take the exams and don't sweat the GA practical. Good luck.
 

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Wait it out, it's only a matter of time before CA allows reciprocity. The reason CA did/does not allow reciprocity is it did NOT used to use the NAPLEX. Now that it does, it will only be a few more "board" meetings before the mechanism should be in place. If not, then just take the exams and don't sweat the GA practical. Good luck.

Don't hold your breath waiting for CA & reciprocity!
 

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This reminds me of a story.

Long ago, my best friend's grandmother, who had had a stroke and exhibited various symptoms of schizophrenia, told me she didn't like someone who had been staying with their family as a houseguest. She kept saying, "On Thusday, Kim is going back to her own country." My friend would ask, "Where is that, grandma?" To which her grandmother would answer, "Calipornia!"
 

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This reminds me of a story.

Long ago, my best friend's grandmother, who had had a stroke and exhibited various symptoms of schizophrenia, told me she didn't like someone who had been staying with their family as a houseguest. She kept saying, "On Thusday, Kim is going back to her own country." My friend would ask, "Where is that, grandma?" To which her grandmother would answer, "Calipornia!"
:laugh:
All this Hollywood crap do makes California look like a porn state.
 
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