Ready to Participate in the Verified Pharmacy Program?
The amount of time that it takes to complete the VPP participation process can vary depending on your pharmacy and the boards of pharmacy, so please allow sufficient time to become a VPP participant. An overview of the participation process is below.
- Ensure that your pharmacy is eligible for VPP.
- Obtain an e-Profile ID for your facility if it has not already been assigned one during a previous VPP inspection. (See Application Checklist and Instructions for details.)
- Create an NABP account and submit a VPP application online (with payment) for review.
- NABP will determine if a qualified inspection exists or if an inspection is needed.
- NABP will make available to applicable state boards of pharmacy your completed inspection report and verified pharmacy data. Note: NABP does not make the final determination of licensure.
Please read the Steps to VPP Participation for details.
Application Checklist and Instructions
The list below provides an overview of the items that you will need to complete the VPP application. However, it is strongly recommended that you download and read the VPP Application Instructions in full before starting the application process so that you can gather the appropriate information and supporting documentation required to complete the application. A detailed Application Checklist can be found in the VPP application instructions.
- Contact all applicable boards of pharmacy to determine the state requirements for licensure.
- Ensure that your pharmacy is eligible for VPP (fully operational and actively compounding, if applicable, for at least 30 days).
- Ensure that you have an e-Profile ID for your facility before you submit your VPP application online. If your facility has been VPP inspected, you may find the facility e-Profile ID on the top right hand corner of the VPP inspection report. If the pharmacy has not been inspected through VPP, submit the following information to VPP@nabp.pharmacy to request a facility e-Profile ID:
• Legal Business Name
• Doing Business As Name
• Pharmacy Address
• Resident State License
- List all licenses associated with your pharmacy.
- List all PIC licenses associated with your pharmacy.
- Gather pharmacy ownership information.
- List the top five drugs your pharmacy dispenses, including dosage forms (both compounded and non-compounded).
- List all of your pharmacy’s non-manufacturer prescription drug suppliers from the past two years.
- For compounding pharmacies, list all of your active pharmaceutical ingredient suppliers for the past two years.
- For sterile compounding pharmacies, gather the most recent reports (within the past six months) concerning engineering controls, as well as air and surface testing.
- Prepare a schematic diagram of your pharmacy; please note special instructions for sterile compounding pharmacies.
- Make copies of your most recent pharmacy inspection reports and follow-up actions.
- Gather any documents related to disciplinary, criminal, and legal history.
- Ensure that all documentation is free of any Protected Health Information (PHI) or Personally Identifiable Information (PII). If any PHI or PII is included, your application will be considered incomplete and your review will be delayed.
Does your facility have an e-Profile ID? All facilities must have an e-Profile ID issued to them by NABP prior to applying for VPP. For more information, see #3 in the Application and Checklist Instructions section.
Google Chrome is the preferred browser for NABP e-Profile. The full list of supported browsers can be found in the Help section.
The VPP application fee includes the costs associated with conducting an onsite inspection (including travel costs), license verifications of the pharmacy and key personnel, and any related NABP Clearinghouse checks. Payments must be made by credit card through the online application.
VPP Application with Inspection:
VPP does not perform partial inspections. The facility will be inspected of all pharmacy activities they perform such as general pharmacy practice, nonsterile, compounding, sterile compounding, nuclear activities, etc. Therefore, all applicable pharmacy activities/attributes must be clearly indicated at the time of application.
|Category||Pharmacy Type||Application Fee*|
|1||General (no compounding)||$2,250|
|2||General + Non-Sterile Compounding||$3,000|
|3||General + Sterile Compounding; or|
General + Non-Sterile + Sterile Compounding
|4||Nuclear Pharmacy / Radiopharmaceuticals||$4,000|
* Application Fee includes application and inspection costs. Note: Additional fees, such as extended inspection fee ($1,500), may apply depending on a pharmacy’s activities as indicated in the application (ie a non-nuclear pharmacy which is also licensed as a nuclear pharmacy).
Texas Class E-S License Inspection
NABP has been approved by the Texas State Board of Pharmacy (TSBP) to perform inspections for pharmacies seeking or renewing a Texas nonresident sterile compounding pharmacy license (TX Class E-S license).
For pharmacies seeking the TX Class E-S license, TSBP requires NABP to collect a compounded preparation sample for purposes of potency, sterility, endotoxin, and fungal testing. The fees to perform these tests are estimated to range from $2,000-$3,000. The pharmacy is responsible for all testing-related charges but will be refunded any remainder of the deposit upon completion of the tests, less the shipping and handling fees. Should the testing related fees exceed the deposit collected, the pharmacy will be invoiced for outstanding charges upon completion of the testing and must be paid immediately.
- The TX Class E-S licensing requirement can be met by adding the TX Class E-S Sampling Deposit ($3000) to any VPP inspection Category 3 or Category 4. This VPP inspection can be used to satisfy other nonresident pharmacy licenses.; or
- A nonresident pharmacy with a TX Class E-S license or seeking a TX Class E-S license may elect to be inspected through the TSBP Class E-S specific form. Please contact NABP at VPP@nabp.pharmacy for more details.
Requests for NABP to cancel or withdraw your pharmacy’s VPP application will cause costs that NABP has incurred prior to such a request (including without limitation administrative, travel, and staff costs) to be deducted from any refund that NABP issues. Requests to cancel or withdraw an application must be submitted in writing to VPP@nabp.pharmacy and are considered by NABP on a case-by-case basis.
NABP will close a VPP application in cases where your pharmacy is currently subject to one or more serious health care-related disciplinary or criminal proceedings, or regulatory or law enforcement investigations including, without limitation, product or document seizures. Any refunds will be issued in accordance with its refund policy. If NABP closes your pharmacy’s VPP application, NABP will not accept a new application from your pharmacy until all disciplinary, criminal, and investigatory matters described herein are concluded.
NABP will close a VPP application in cases where the resident state does not provide authorization for NABP to perform the inspection. Should this occur, NABP will notify the pharmacy. Any refunds will be issued in accordance with VPP’s refund policy. If NABP closes your pharmacy’s VPP application for this reason, NABP will not accept a new application from your pharmacy until the state provides written authorization for NABP to perform the inspection.
Terms & Conditions
Please review the VPP Terms and Conditions carefully. Once you have started your VPP application online, you will be asked to agree to the Terms and Conditions prior to the final submission of your application.