Nebraska Pharmacy Tech Info

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

Does Nebraska regulate pharmacy technicians? Yes.

Is certification required to practice in Nebraska?
No.

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


When is registration required?
You must apply for registration within 30 days of beginning employment.

Is licensure required? Yes.

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Board of Pharmacy
www.dhhs.ne.gov/crl/medical/pharm/Pharmtech/pharmtech.htm
Office: Division of Public Health, Licensure Unit
State Office Building
301 Centennial Mall South, 3rd Floor
Lincoln, NE 68509-4986
Mail: PO Box 94986
Lincoln, NE 68509-4986
Telephone: 402-471-2118 Fax: 402-471-3577

Professional Association for Nebraska pharmacy techs:
Nebraska Pharmacists Association (NPA)
www.npharm.org  

What do I have to do to become licensed?

  • Be 18 years old or older.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Have no felony or misdemeanor convictions on non-alcohol, drug-related charges.
  • Submit a written pharmacy technician application to the Nebraska State Board of Pharmacy requesting registration as a pharmacy technician (download application here).
  • Include the nonrefundable application fee of $25.
  • Submit proof of citizenship, lawful permanent residence, and/or immigration status information.
Is training required?

 Yes, the supervising pharmacist oversees on-the-job training and keeps the appropriate records of the training.

Are there Continuing Education (CE) requirements? No.

How often is renewal required? Biannually. Pharmacy Technician registrations expire January 1 of each odd-numbered year. The renewal fee is $25. Renewal forms will be sent out by the Board of Pharmacy.

What should I do if I change jobs or change my home address? Report the change to the Board immediately by contacting the office at 402-471-2118 or sending an e-mail to dhhs.medicaloffice@nebraska.gov.

Other good info to know about Nebraska's pharmacy tech requirements:

  • A technician must carry his or her pharmacy technician identification wallet card 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 two pharmacy technicians in the pharmacy.

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