Montana Pharmacy Tech Info
Looking for Montana pharmacy tech information? Following are the
important facts you need to know about the requirements for pharmacy
technicians in Montana.
Does Montana regulate pharmacy technicians?
Is certification required to practice in Montana?
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?
Montana Board of Pharmacy
Office: 301 S. Park Ave., 4th Floor
Helena, MT 59620-0513
Mail: PO Box 200513
Helena, MT 59620-0513
Telephone: 406-841-2371 Fax: 406-841-2305
Professional Association for Montana pharmacy techs:
Montana Pharmacy Association
What do I have to do to become licensed?
Is training required?
- Be 18 years old or older.
- Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
nationally certified. If you are not already certified, you can apply
for a pharmacy technician-in-training permit, which is valid for 18
months while you work toward certification.
- Submit a written
pharmacy technician application to the Montana State Board of Pharmacy
requesting registration as a pharmacy technician (download application here).
- Include the nonrefundable application fee of $60.
- Include a passport-type photo.
- Include three references, one of whom is a practicing pharmacist.
Yes, the supervising pharmacist oversees on-the-job training.
Are there Continuing Education (CE) requirements?
Keeping your national certification requires CE (twenty units of
continuing education every 2 years), and you must be certified in
How often is renewal required? Annually. The renewal period is May 1 to June 30. The renewal fee is $50. Download renewal form here).
What should I do if I change jobs or change my home address? Report the change to the Board immediately.
Other good info to know about Montana pharmacy tech requirements:
pharmacy technician can manage pharmacy operations for up to half an
hour in the absence of a pharmacist (during that time, certain pharmacy
tasks cannot be performed).
- A technician must wear a name tag
identifying him- or herself as a pharmacy technician at all times while
working and display his or her license 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.
- The supervising pharmacist may supervise a limit of three pharmacy technicians in the pharmacy.
has a “technician check technician” program that allows experienced
pharmacy technicians to take on limited supervisory tasks within a
hospital pharmacy setting.
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