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WEBSITE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Secretary of Health

South Dakota Board of Pharmacy

Pharmacist License Renewal Notice

Renewal period is from August 1 through September 30, 2018
Your current license expires September 30, 2018

Online Renewal

Log-On

  • Your Log-On Name is nspharm (plus your 4-digit SD license #) all in lowercase letters

Example:
John Smith, SD License = R1234
John Smith's Log-On Name = nspharm1234(the R is not used)

User Password

  • Your User Password is Nspharm (plus the last 4-digits of your SSN and an asterisk); N must be capitalized

Example:
John Smith, SSN last 4 digits = 9876
John Smith's User Password = Nspharm9876*

  • If you created a different user password, (changed your password from the above format), use the password you created.  
  • If the Board reset your password, try adding a second (and in some cases a third) asterisk to your user password.
    Nspharm9876** or Nspharm9876***

Navigating the Online Renewal Site after Logging-On

  1. Click on PH26PharmLic
  2. Review your personal information for accuracy; make changes as needed
  3. Phone number format is xxx-xxx-xxxx and Date format is mm/dd/yyyy
  4. An error message will appear if a required input field is left blank
  5. Enter NA in a required field to continue (if you have no data to enter)
  6. Reporting Continuing Education (CE) Hours
    • Enter each CE program individually - provide the program name, assigned course number, and date completed. In the dropdown box, select the applicable year (2018), then scroll right and click on "Save".
    • For renewal period, list 12 CE hours completed in the 24 months prior to license expiration AND not previously reported to the Board. All pharmacists must report 12 hours of CE or indicate a reason why they are less than 12 hours.
    • To view your NABP CPE Monitor profile go to https://nabp.pharmacy/ and click the CPE Monitor or go directly to (https://nabp.pharmacy/cpe-monitor-service/) and log-in.
    • Report all CE information for the 12 credits you wish to use. The Board is not linked to upload CE from NABP website.
    • Do not send any CE documentation to the Board.
    • Retain your CE documents to provide to the Board if requested during an audit cycle per ARSD 20:51:19:05.01. The secretary of the Board of Pharmacy shall audit five percent of the registered pharmacists at random annually after licensure to verify their continuing education. 
  7. New pharmacists licensed after last renewal period must enter "new pharmacist" in the CE Comment box in order to bypass the 12 hour CE requirement and to continue through the renewal application process. New pharmacists are required to report 1 hour of CE for every month licensed, see example below.
    • New Licensees
      • For renewal, you are required to complete 1 continuing education credit hour for each month you were licensed prior to October 1, 2018.

        Example:
        I was licensed on May 23, 2018 = I must complete 5 CE credits
        I was licensed on January 1, 2018 = I must complete 9 CE credits

  8. Renewal Fee
    • Online renewal fee must be paid by MasterCard or Visa.
  9. Print or save your Pharmacist Information report for your records (showing the data entered and payment info). This is your receipt. The Board does not have this information to provide to you.
  10. A license renewal confirmation will be sent to your email address of record.
  11. Check your credit card statement to ensure your transaction was processed.
  12. Allow 14 business days, from the date of receipt, for the Board to process your online application and issue a license.

Paper Renewal

  • Is available starting 8/1/2018 through 9/30/2018
  • You must use the current application form; do not use an old version you saved or copied
  • Application (http://doh.sd.gov/boards/pharmacy/assets/Renewal.pdf) can be completed online, printed and mailed to the SD BOP with payment.
  • Paper renewal fee must be paid by check/money order; other forms of payment are not accepted.
  • Allow 14 business days, from the date of receipt, for the Board to process your paper application and issue a license.

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