College of Pharmacy and Health Science

Certification Requirements

Licensure and Experience Requirements

In order to become a registered pharmacist in the State of Texas, a person must have, at least, an earned Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree in Pharmacy from an accredited school or college of pharmacy in the United States; must obtain a passing grade (75.OO) on the North American Pharmacists Licensure Examination (NAPLEX); and must earn a passing grade (also 75.OO) on the Texas Jurisprudence Examination. In order to qualify to take the NAPLEX in Texas, a person must be a graduate of an accredited college of pharmacy with either a Bachelor of Science or Doctor of Pharmacy degree, be at least 21 years of age, be of good moral character, and furfill the practical experience requirement. The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences has a structured practical experience program, approved by the Texas State Board of Pharmacy, that satisfies the practical experience requirement for licensure.

Registration in Environmental Health

Persons completing the program of study in Environmental Health are eligible to apply for registration/certification with the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), the Air Pollution Training Institute (APTI), the National Safety Council (NSC), the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH), the National Society of Health Physics (NSHP), the Texas Environmental Health Association (TEHA), and the Texas Natural Resources Conservation Commission (TNRCC). The curriculum of study prepares students for successful completion of registration/certification examinations for Environmental Quality Specialist, Hazardous Substance Professional, Industrial Hygienist, and Health Physicist.

Registration/Certification as a Health Information Manager

The Bachelor of Science Degree is awarded to students upon successful completion of the curriculum in Health Information Management. once students earn this degree, they are eligible to apply for registration as Health Information Managers through the American Health Information Management Association.

Registration/Certification as a Medical Technologist

Upon completion of all academic and professional work in Medical Technology, students are eligible to receive both the Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Technology and a Certificate of Completion in Medical Technology as well as to apply to take the national certification examination administered by The American Society of Clinical Pathology Board of Registry and The National Certification Agency for Medical Laboratory Personnel.

Registration/Certification as a Respiratory Therapist

In progressing through the curriculum of study in Respiratory Therapy, students are prepared for successful completion of the senior-level course: HSRT 4S4. In completing this course, they are eligible to receive a Certificate of Completion and to take The National Board of Respiratory Care Entry Level Examination (or CRTT exam). After successful completion of the CRTT exam, and receipt of State Licensure, students may take the registry examinations (written and clinical simulation) to obtain the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential. The Bachelor of Science Degree in Respiratory Therapy is awarded upon successful completion of the fourth year of the curriculum.