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What Are the Certification Requirements for Pharmacy Technicians?

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

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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.

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