certificates of licensure; rules for licensure; reciprocity; minimum standards.
(a) In order to be licensed as a pharmacist within the meaning of this article, a person shall:
(1) Be eighteen years of age or older;
(2) Present to the board satisfactory evidence that he or she is a graduate of a recognized school of pharmacy as defined by the board of pharmacy;
(3) Present to the board satisfactory evidence that he or she has completed at least fifteen hundred hours of internship in a pharmacy under the instruction and supervision of a pharmacist;
(4) Pass an examination approved by the board of pharmacy; and
(5) Present to the board satisfactory evidence that he or she is a person of good moral character, has not been convicted of a felony involving controlled substances or violent crime, and is not addicted to alcohol or the use of controlled substances.
(b) An applicant for examination shall pay to the board a fee of one hundred twenty-five dollars with his or her application.
(c) The board shall issue certificates of licensure to all persons who successfully pass the required examination and are otherwise qualified and to all those whose certificates or licenses the board shall accept in lieu of an examination as provided in section six of this article.
(d) The board shall by rule stipulate the forms to be used for licensure application, the requirements for reciprocity and the required minimum score for passing of the licensure examination.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2012 1st Special Session