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Have a job within a pharmacy and then you have to register with the state board.
Gain employment as a pharmacy technician in a training capacity under the guidance of a licensed pharmacist, and then register with the state board.
Arizona Gain the PTCB (Pharmacy Technician Certification Board) certification.
Arkansas Have a job within a pharmacy and pass the test provided by the state through your employer, or you can take the preferred route of obtaining certification from the PTCB.
There are several choices in California. You can do any of the following:
- Gain an associate’s degree in pharmacy technology
- Finish a course that gives a minimum of 240 training hours, or complete the ASHP training course
- Become a graduate from a pharmacy school that holds accreditation by the ASHP
- Gained training through the federal armed services
- Lastly, you can earn your certification from the PTCB
There are no particular license regulations for pharmacy technicians. Those with certifications and additional education will have preference at the entry level.
Be trained by a pharmacy manager and have it documented, and then applying for state certification. You can also obtain the PTCB certification or obtain another certification that is approved by Connecticut’s Department of Certification of Pharmacy.
No regulations for licensure.
Finish a training program that is approved by the board.
You need to register with the state board.
There are no regulations for licensure.
Have to earn either the ICPT or the PTCB certification.
Illinois You can have an on the job training program and complete the PTCB certification or you can finish a pharmacy technician training program.
The completion of a board approved training program or obtaining the PTCB certification is required.
First, you have to get registered with the state board, and then you have to complete either the ICPT or the PTCB within a year.
Kansas Have a job in a pharmacy and then complete a test provided by the state through your employer. They can train you or you can do the training on your own.
Kentucky Have a job in any pharmacy and get registered with the state board.
Louisiana There are quite a few things you have to do. First you have to have a job in a pharmacy, then you have to apply for the Pharmacy Technician Candidate certificate from the state board. After obtaining that certificate you have to complete a training program that is approved by the state withing a year and a half of gaining that certificate. Six hundred hours of practical experience with two hundred of that being through a training program is needed. Lastly, you have to pass a certification exam that is board approved.
Go through on the job training and then register with the state board. Advancement opportunities really only come to those that are certified by the PTCB though.
Maryland Gain a certification that is board approved like the PTCB, or you can complete a training program that is board approved and has at least 160 hours of experience working and doesn’t last long than half a year.
Massachusetts You can complete an ASHP accredited program, or a program that is offered by the federal armed services, or one that is approved by the state board. If you don’t want to go that route, you can get 500 hours of work experience documented by your employer and then take a state approved exam or the PTCB.
Michigan There are no regulations for licensure.
Minnesota Gain employment in a pharmacy and then register with the state board.
Go to the state board and apply for certification and then take either the ICPT or PTCB exams.
Get a job in a pharmacy and then register with the state board.
First, register with the state board, and then you have a year and a half to obtain the ICPT or PTCB certification.