Georgia Pharmacy Tech Info

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


Does Georgia regulate pharmacy technicians? Yes

Is certification required to practice in Georgia? No

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

Is licensure required? Yes, as of August 1, 2011.





Georgia Board of Pharmacy
www.sos.state.ga.us/plb/pharmacy
Office: 237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 31217
Phone: 478-207-2440

Professional Association for Georgia Pharmacy Techs:
Georgia Pharmacy Association
www.gpha.org

What do I have to do to become licensed?

  • Be 17 years of age or older.
  • Submit a written pharmacy technician application to the Georgia State Board of Pharmacy requesting registration as a pharmacy technician (download application here or register online here.)
  • Obtain a criminal history background check through the Cogent Systems/GAPS at a GAPS location.
  • Include the application fee of $100.
  • Be currently enrolled in high school, have a high school diploma, or a GED.
  • If currently employed in a pharmacy, submit the license number of that pharmacy.
  • If certified, submit a copy of your PTCB certificate.

Is training required?

No, however, pharmacy technicians must be under the direct supervision of a pharmacist.

How often is renewal required? Biennially.

Are there Continuing Education (CE) requirements? Yes, but only for certified pharmacy technicians who wish to maintain their certification.

What should I do if I change jobs or change my home address? Notify the board within 10 days by downloading the appropriate form here. Fill out the form, and submit it to the Board.

Other good info to know about Georgia pharmacy tech requirements:

  • Once your registration as a pharmacy technician is approved, it will be posted on the Board's website.
  • The technician-to-pharmacist ratio is 2:1; however, the ratio may be increased to 3:1 if one of the three technicians: has successfully completed a board-approved employer's training and assessment program OR is certified by a board-approved certification program.
  • Pharmacy technicians may not perform duties or functions which require professional judgment by the pharmacist including but limited to: accepting initial telephoned prescription orders; providing information in any manner relative to prescriptions or prescription drugs; and counseling patients.
  • A technician must wear a name tag identifying him- or herself as a pharmacy technician at all times while working.

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