What Are the Certification Requirements for Pharmacy Technicians?

What Are the Certification Requirements for Pharmacy Technicians?

The certification requirements for pharmacy technicians vary by state. Most require pharmacy technicians to have a Pharmacy Technician Certificate.

In Colorado, only one out of every three pharmacy technicians working in a specific pharmacy must have a Pharmacy Technician Certificate. In Texas, a pharmacy technician must have a high school diploma or GED and have taken and passed the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board's National Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination. Kansas requires its technician applicants to pass a 20-question exam in order to become a pharmacy technician.

States that require a certification charge a fee. Information regarding specific state requirements appear on the National Healthcare Association's website.