Looking for Minnesota pharmacy technician information? Following are the important facts you need to know about the requirements for pharmacy technicians in Minnesota.
Does Minnesota regulate pharmacy technicians?
Is certification required to practice in Minnesota?
What certification exam(s) is/are approved by the state?
PTCB (PTCE) and ICPT (ExCPT).
When is registration required?
Before beginning employment.
Is licensure required? Yes.
Minnesota Board of Pharmacy
Office: 2829 University Ave. SE #530
Minneapolis, MN 55414-3251
Telephone: 651-201-2825 Fax: 651-201-2837
Professional Association for Minnesota Pharmacy Technicians:
Minnesota Pharmacists Association (MPhA)
What do I have to do to become licensed?
this time, training is provided by the supervising pharmacist where you
are employed. Effective January 1, 2013, renewals for any technicians
initially registered after January 1, 2012 must demonstrate training by
one of the board approved methods: accredited vocational/technical
institution or college; PTCB or ICPT; employer-based program consisting
of 480 or more hours of training; U.S. military or Public Health Service
Are there Continuing Education (CE) requirements? Not at this time, however, that may change. It has been proposed but not yet approved, to require 20 hours of CE over a 2-year period.
How often is renewal required? Annually, on or before January 1 of each year. The renewal fee is $20.). A renewal form is available online and will also be mailed to you by the Board.
What should I do if I change jobs or change my home address? Report the change to the Board within 10 days.
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