Missouri Pharmacy Tech Info

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

Does Missouri regulate pharmacy technicians? Yes.

Is certification required to practice in Missouri? No.

What certification exam(s) is/are approved by the state? No national certification exams are recognized by the state of Missouri.

However, national certification will make you a more desirable candidate for employment, particularly by national pharmacy chains.

When is registration required? You must be registered prior to beginning employment.

Is licensure required? Yes.

Missouri Board of Pharmacy
www.pr.mo.gov/pharmacists.asp
Office: 3605 Missouri Boulevard
Jefferson City, MO 65109
Mail: P.O. Box 625
Jefferson City, MO 65109
Telephone: 573-751-0091 Fax: 573-526-3464

Professional Association for Missouri Pharm Techs:
Missouri Society of Pharmacy Technicians (MSPT)
www.morx.com 

What do I have to do to become licensed?

  • Submit to a criminal background check and fingerprinting.
  • Submit a written pharmacy technician application to the Missouri State Board of Pharmacy requesting registration as a pharmacy technician (download application here).
  • Include the nonrefundable application fee of $35. The fee for a criminal background check and fingerprinting will be paid directly to the company that performs the check. Information about where to go for the the background check and fingerprinting is on the application.
  • Include a 2 X 2 passport-type photo.
  • Have your application notarized.
Is training required?

 No.

Are there Continuing Education (CE) requirements? No.

How often is renewal required? Renewal is not required.

What should I do if I change jobs or change my home address? Report the change to the Board within 15 days.

Other good info to know about Missouri pharmacy tech requirements:

  • A technician must keep his or her registration certificate posted in the pharmacy.
  • A technician may only perform pharmacy functions that do not require professional judgment.
  • The supervising pharmacist (or pharmacist-in-charge) is responsible for all actions of the pharmacy technician.

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