Nearly all states require the completion of a specified number of internship hours as one of the requirements for obtaining licensure. The West Virginia Board of Pharmacy requires 1500 clock hours of internship before an individual can sit for the licensure examination. Pharmacy students who complete the structured experiential training of the curriculum will earn the required 1500 clock hours for licensure application in West Virginia (other states may have different requirements). Students are encouraged to find employment as interns outside the curricular requirements to gain additional practice experiences. The laws governing pharmacy internships may vary from state to state so students should consult that state's board for complete regulations.