Arizona Pharmacy Technician Licenses Info

Looking for Arizona pharmacy technician licenses information? Following are the important facts you need to know about the requirements for getting licensed as a pharmacy technician in Arizona.

Does Arizona regulate pharmacy technicians? Yes

Is certification required to practice in Arizona? Yes, however, you do not need certification to become a pharmacy technician trainee. The difference between a pharmacy technician trainee and a pharmacy technician is certification from the PTCB.

Arizona State Board of Pharmacy
Office: 1700 W. Washington Street, Suite 250
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Voice: 602-771-2727
Fax: 602-771-2749

Professional Association for Arizona Pharmacy Technicians:
Arizona Pharmacy Alliance

What certification exam(s) is/are approved by the state? PTCB (PTCE)

When is registration required? Registration is available throughout the year and the fee is prorated.

Is licensure required? Yes. You must obtain your registration certificate BEFORE working in a pharmacy. This Arizona pharmacy technician licenses requirement is unique to this state.

What do I have to do to become licensed?

  • Be a U.S. citizen or a legal resident.
  • Have a high school diploma or the equivalent.
  • Submit a written pharmacy technician application to the Arizona State Board of Pharmacy requesting registration as a pharmacy technician (download the application here).
  • Report any felony or misdemeanor charges on the application.
  • Include the biennial registration fee of $46 for a pharmacist technician trainee; the fee for a pharmacy technician is prorated depending on the month he or she applies (see guidelines at
Is training required?

Yes. Pharmacist-in-charge is responsible for administering a training program and is responsible for maintaining records.

Are there Continuing Education (CE) requirements? Yes. Twenty hours of CE, two of which must be in pharmacy law.

How often is renewal required? Biennially.

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