Applicants often have questions about the work experience requirement. Bottomline, the requirement is non-negotiable, you either have the required work experience or you're not eligible.
I've reproduced the requirements for your reference:
CA DESIGNATED REPRESENTATIVE CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
An individual applying to become a designated representative shall meet the following requirements:
- Be a high school graduate or possess a general education development equivalent
- Have a minimum of one year of paid work experience related to the distribution or dispensing of dangerous drugs or dangerous devices or meet all of the prerequisites to take the examination required for licensure as a pharmacist by the board, and
- Complete a training program that, at a minimum, addresses each of the following subjects:
(A) Knowledge and understanding of California and federal law relating to the distribution of dangerous drugs and dangerous devices.
(B) Knowledge and understanding of California and federal law relating to the distribution of controlled substances.
(C) Knowledge and understanding of quality control systems.
(D) Knowledge and understanding of the United States Pharmacopoeia standards relating to the safe storage and handling of drugs.
(E) Knowledge and understanding of prescription terminology, abbreviations, dosages and format.
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