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.