TITLE 68: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
CHAPTER VII: DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION
SUBCHAPTER b: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
PART 1330 PHARMACY PRACTICE ACT
SECTION 1330.330 EXAMINATION FOR LICENSURE
Section 1330.330 Examination for Licensure
a) The examination for licensure as a registered pharmacist shall be divided into two portions:
1) Theoretical and Applied Pharmaceutical Sciences portion, which shall test the following subjects:
A) Medicinal Chemistry;
D) Pharmaceutical Calculations;
E) Interpreting and Dispensing Prescription Orders;
F) Compounding Prescription Orders; and
G) Monitoring Drug Therapy; and
2) Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence portion, which consists of 2 parts and shall test:
A) Illinois Law related to pharmacy practice; and
B) Federal Law related to pharmacy practice.
b) An applicant must score a minimum of 75 on the Theoretical and Applied Pharmaceutical Sciences portion and a minimum of 75 on the combined Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence portion in order to successfully pass the examination for licensure. An applicant who scores 75 or greater in either the Theoretical and Applied Pharmaceutical Sciences portion or on either of the combined Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence portions will not be required to retake that portion of the examination. The reporting of scores to the candidates shall include the score obtained on the Theoretical and Applied Pharmaceutical Sciences, the score obtained on the Federal Law portion, a pass or fail score on the Illinois Law portion and the combined score consisting of the Federal Law portion and the State Law portion.
c) Any applicant who fails any portion or all portions of the registered pharmacist examination 3 times in any jurisdiction will be required to furnish proof of remedial education in an approved program on the subjects of the portion failed. Proof of additional remedial education in an approved program shall also be furnished each time the applicant fails any portion of the examination 3 times after undergoing remedial education (i.e., after the sixth exam, ninth exam, etc.).
d) Pursuant to Section 7 of the Act, an applicant may work as a registered pharmacist for up to 60 days prior to the issuance of a certificate of registration upon receipt of a notice from the Division that the examination was successfully completed.
e) For the purposes of this Section remedial training shall be defined as:
1) A course of study of at least 30 classroom hours in an approved pharmacy college in the subjects of the portions failed 3 times; or
2) A tutorial or preceptorship with a faculty member in an approved pharmacy college or another pharmacist as a preceptor. The course of instruction must be deemed by the Board to be substantially equivalent to subsection (e)(1) and approved by the Division. Any remedial training must be approved by the Board and the Division prior to commencement.
f) The provisions of this Section shall apply to all applicants upon adoption without regard to where the applicant is in the application process.