Looking for Maryland pharmacy tech information? Following are the important facts you need to know about the requirements for pharmacy technicians in Maryland.
Does Maryland regulate pharmacy technicians? Yes.
Is certification required to practice in Maryland? No. If you are not certified, you must complete a Board-approved training program consisting of 160 hours of training, which must be completed within six months.
What certification exam(s) is/are approved by the state? PTCB (PTCE) and ICPT (ExCPT).
When is registration required? Pharmacy technician students, who
can verify that they are in Board-approved training programs, may wait
until they have finished the program and passed the exam (no longer than
six months) to register. If you are a certified pharmacy technician,
you must register immediately.
Is licensure required? Yes.
Maryland Board of Pharmacy
Office: 201 West Preston Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Telephone: 410-767-6500 or toll-free 877-463-3464 Fax: 410-358-6207
Professional Association for Maryland pharmacy techs:
Maryland Pharmacists Association
What do I have to do to become licensed?
Are there Continuing Education (CE) requirements? Yes. You must
earn 10 hours of approved continuing education within the 2-year period
immediately preceding your first renewal application, and 20 hours
How often is renewal required? Pharmacy technician licenses expire on the last day of the birth month of the registrant, 1 year after initial registration, and thereafter may be renewed for a term of no longer than two years. Renewal applications are sent by the Board to the technician or can be downloaded here). The renewal fee is $45.
What should I do if I change jobs or change my home address? Report the change to the Board.
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