"" means the art of the extemporaneous preparation and manipulation of drugs as a result of a practitioner's prescription order or initiative based on the practitioner-patient-pharmacist relationship in the course of professional practice, including the preparation of drugs in anticipation of drug orders based on routine, regularly observed prescribing patterns.

Applicants must provide evidence of successfully passing an equivalency examination recognized by the Board of Pharmacy.

Certification by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination Committee (FPGEC) meets the equivalency examination requirement.

1.2.4 The Board will re‑confirm the eligibility of an applicant who fails the NAPLEX.

The applicant shall be entitled to take a re‑examination at least forty-five (45) days following the date of the failure with a limit of three attempts in a 12-month period.

1.3 Practical Experience Requirements 1.3.1 In accordance with the requirements of 24 Del. §2515, all Pharmacist applicants, with the exception of reciprocity (licensure transfer) applicants, are required to complete a minimum of 1500 hours of Board approved practical experience under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist before being licensed.

A minimum of 1000 hours shall be obtained in the community or hospital settings.

If an applicant has failed the examination three times, and 12 months have passed since the failure of the last examination, he/she shall be eligible to re-take the NAPLEX, provided that he/she produces evidence of working full‑time as an intern for a period of six months or has attended an accredited college of pharmacy as a registered student for a minimum of one semester consisting of 12 credits during the interim.

“College Practical Experience” form or an “affidavit of Intern Experience” must be furnished by the Dean of the College or the preceptor whichever the case may be.

1.2.3.1.3 Applicants who have not completed all the practical experience requirements, but who have graduated from an accredited college or have been certified by the NABP Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination Committee are eligible to take the examination.

However, applicants will not be fully licensed until all the requirements of the Statute and Regulations are completed.

For more information on this process, please refer to the Registration Bulletin at: on the Division of Professional Regulation website.