Job Requirements

Basic Requirements

  • U.S. native or naturalized citizen
  • Less than 44 years of age (this may be adjusted based on eligible federal PHS civil service and uniform service active duty time)*
  • Less than 8 years of prior active duty service in any uniformed service other than the Commissioned Corps*
  • Meet suitability, professional, medical and security requirements

* The process to become a commissioned Corps officer may take up to a year. Candidates who exceed the age, prior service or civil service maximums during the application process should be aware that waivers are not generally approved.


B.S. or Pharm.D. degree from a program that is accredited by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education.


Current, unrestricted, and valid pharmacy license to practice in one of the 50 States; Washington, DC; Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; the U.S. Virgin Islands; or Guam.