Looking for information about California pharmacy technician requirements? Following are the important facts you need to know about becoming a pharmacy technician in California.
Does California regulate pharmacy technicians?
Is certification required to practice in California?
What certification exam(s) is/are approved by the state?
Is licensure required? Yes. You must obtain your license BEFORE working in a pharmacy; it can take approximately 90 days for your application to be processed.
California Board of Pharmacy
Office: 1625 N Market Blvd, N219
Sacramento, CA 95834
Voice: 916-574-7900 Fax: 916-574-8618
What do I have to do to become licensed?
Is training required?
The board may require a 120 hour externship with training supervised by
a California licensed pharmacist. Once licensed you must work under the
direct supervision of a California licensed pharmacist.
Are there Continuing Education (CE) requirements? No.
How often is renewal required? Biennially.
What should I do if I change jobs or change my home address? Notify the board within 30 days by filling out the change-of-address form electronically here or downloading the form here and sending it to the board.
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