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Pharmacy Technician Certification Requirements by State

Reviewed By: Dr. KimDao Collier

Update February 2023

A career as a pharmacy technician can be rewarding. If you are interested in entering the healthcare field, making a difference in people's lives, and having options of what type of environment you would like to work in, then a career as a pharmacy technician may be perfect for you! You can become a pharmacy technician by enrolling in an online pharmacy technician school like the one provided by U.S. Career Institute.

When looking for pharmacy technician schools it is essential that you know what your state requires. The data below is as of December 2021, make sure to confirm with your state.

Pharmacy Technician Requirements by State

State Requirements for Pharmacy Technician Certification

  • Alabama: Techs Licensed or Registered
  • Alaska: Techs Licensed or Registered
  • Arizona: Certification, Tech on board, & Techs Licensed or Registered
  • Arkansas: Techs Licensed or Registered
  • California: Techs Licensed or Registered
  • Colorado: Certification and Techs Licensed or Registered
  • Connecticut Techs Licensed or Registered
  • Delaware: No Requirements
  • District of Columbia:Techs Licensed or Registered
  • Florida: Techs Licensed or Registered
  • Georgia: Techs Licensed or Registered
  • Hawaii: No Requirements
  • Idaho: Certification and Techs Licensed or Registered
  • Illinois: Certification and Techs Licensed or Registered
  • Indiana: Techs Licensed or Registered
  • Iowa: Certification, Tech on board, & Techs Licensed or Registered
  • Kansas: Certification and Techs Licensed or Registered
  • Kentucky:Techs Licensed or Registered
  • Louisiana: Certification and Techs Licensed or Registered
  • Main: Techs Licensed or Registered
  • Maryland Techs Licensed or Registered
  • Massachusetts: Tech on Board and Techs Licensed or Registered
  • Michigan: Tech on Board and Techs Licensed or Registered
  • Minnesota: Techs Licensed or Registered
  • Mississippi: Certification and Techs Licensed or Registered
  • Missouri: Techs Licensed or Registered
  • Montana: Certification, Tech on board, & Techs Licensed or Registered
  • Nebraska: Certification and Techs Licensed or Registered
  • Nevada: Certification and Techs Licensed or Registered
  • New Hampshire: Techs Licensed or Registered
  • New Jersey: Techs Licensed or Registered
  • New Mexico: Certification and Techs Licensed or Registered
  • New York: No Requirements
  • North Carolina: Certification and Techs Licensed or Registered
  • North Dakota: Certification, Tech on board, & Techs Licensed or Registered
  • Ohio: Techs Licensed or Registered
  • Oklahoma: Techs Licensed or Registered
  • Oregon: Certification, Tech on board, & Techs Licensed or Registered
  • Pennsylvania: No Requirements
  • Rhode Island: Certification and Techs Licensed or Registered
  • South Carolina: Techs Licensed or Registered
  • South Dakota: Certification and Techs Licensed or Registered
  • Tennessee: Techs Licensed or Registered
  • Texas: Certification, Tech on board, & Techs Licensed or Registered
  • Utah: 8Certification, Tech on board, & Techs Licensed or Registered
  • Vermont: Certification and Techs Licensed or Registered
  • Virginia: Certification and Techs Licensed or Registered
  • Washington: Certification, Tech on board, & Techs Licensed or Registered
  • West Virginia: Techs Licensed or Registered
  • Wisconsin: No Requirements
  • Wyoming Certification, Tech on board, & Techs Licensed or Registered


Source: *https://www.ptcb.org/resources/state-regulations-and-map

Figures are current as of December 31, 2022, be sure to check with your state's regulations.



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