Pre-Arrival Requirements

Before you arrive on campus at Pacific University, there are several important tasks you must complete in order to begin our program in the School of Pharmacy. Please refer to this page for important information on deadlines and instructions for completing background checks and drug testing, immunizations, getting your pharmacy intern license, and sending official transcripts.

Background Check and Drug Testing

Pacific University School of Pharmacy utilizes the centralized Background Check and Drug Testing service through PharmCAS. The company, Certiphi Screening Inc., will email students in May with instructions. This information may be sent in two separate messages (one for background check, the other for drug screen). It is important to complete both processes simultaneously.  Please do not submit your applications for these tests before you receive instructions in May.


Students are required by law to provide proof of immunizations and health screenings. You can look at the now. Please note that several of these requirements can take several months to complete if you have not yet completed them. Instructions on how to provide proof will be sent by email in early May.

Full list of immunizations and health screenings (pdf)

Two-Step TB Skin Test information (pdf)

Pharmacy Intern Licenses

All students must obtain both Oregon and Washington pharmacy intern licenses and maintain licensure throughout the program. Intern applications should be submitted as quickly as possible after you receive instructions in May to allow time for processing. Please do NOT submit your application before you receive instructions.

Intern License Frequently Asked Questions

What address do I put on my intern application?
The address where you will be receiving mail on a daily basis through June. This is the address where your official Board of Pharmacy fingerprint packet will be mailed.

What if the address on my application is not where I will be living during the school year?
You have 10 days after you receive your OR license and WA registration to submit a "change of address" request to each board.

It has been a month and I have not received my fingerprint packet...what do I do?
Call or email the respective boards and ask for the Licensing Division:

Oregon Board

Washington Board

Why hasn't my license been mailed to me?
The Oregon Board of Pharmacy will send your license and registration directly to the School of Pharmacy. You will receive this during Orientation week.