Delaware Pharmacy Tech Info

Looking for information about Delaware pharmacy tech requirements? Following are the important facts you need to know about the requirements for pharmacy technicians in Delaware.

Does Delaware regulate pharmacy technicians? No

Is certification required to practice in Delaware? No, however, certified pharmacy technicians are assigned more substantial duties.

What certification exam(s) is/are approved by the state? PTCB (PTCE) and/or ICPT (ExCPT).

Is licensure required? No.

Delaware Board of Pharmacy
dpr.delaware.gov/boards/pharmacy/index.shtml
Office: Cannon Building, Suite 203
861 Silver Lake Blvd.
Dover, DE 19904
Voice: 302-744-4500 Fax: 302-739-2711

Professional Association for Delaware pharmacy techs:
The Delaware Pharmacists Society
www.dpsrx.org

What do I have to do to become a pharmacy technician in Delaware?

  • Be 18 years of age or older.
  • Successfully complete a training program under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist. The training program begins upon being hired and must be completed within 90 days; it includes 10 hours of didactic training in specific topics.
  • Documentation of successful training in specific areas by oral or written evaluation will be maintained and will be available for inspection by the Board of Pharmacy.
What do I have to do to become a certified pharmacy technician in Delaware?
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Successfully pass the PTCB Exam or other national technician certification exam approved by the Board of Pharmacy.
Is training required?

Yes, you must complete a training program under the supervision of a pharmacist licensed in Delaware.

Are there Continuing Education (CE) requirements? No.

Other good info to know about Delaware requirements:

  • Only certified pharmacy technicians or individuals who have successfully completed a Board-approved training program may assist the pharmacist by reconstituting oral solutions and contacting the prescriber or their agent to obtain refill authorization or other patient or prescription information of a non-clinical nature, or assisting the pharmacist with compounding.
  • A pharmacy technician completing a training program approved by the Board in lieu of passing the PTCB exam or other national certification program may perform the functions of a certified technician. However, approval to perform the functions of the certified technician is limited to the approved setting and is not transferable to any other facility.
  • The National Pharmacy Technician Training Program can be incorporated into on-the-job training and is Board approved.
  • Pharmacy technicians must be supervised by a registered pharmacist who will be responsible for the activities of the pharmacy technicians.

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