Nevada Pharmacy Tech Info

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

Does Nevada regulate pharmacy technicians? Yes.

Is certification required to practice in Nevada? No.

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

When is registration required?
You must apply for and receive registration before beginning employment.

Is licensure required? Yes.

Nevada State Board of Pharmacy
bop.nv.gov
Office: 431 West Plumb Lane
Reno, NV 89509
Telephone: 775-850-1440 Fax: 775-850-1444

Professional Association for Nevada pharmacy techs:
Nevada Society of Health Systems Pharmacists (NVSHP)
www.nvshp.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 drug-related charges and no history of drug abuse.
  • There are three pathways to Nevada licensure: Be licensed as a pharmacy technician in another state that provides licenses to pharmacy technicians; complete 1,500 hours of training in Nevada as a registered pharmacy technician-in-training; or have graduated from a school accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP). If you have a degree from a school not accredited by the ASHP, you must take and pass the exam (PTCE) given by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board.
  • Submit a written pharmacy technician application to the Nevada State Board of Pharmacy requesting registration as a pharmacy technician (download application here).
  • Or, if you are planning to obtain licensure by completing the 1,500 hours of training, submit a written pharmacy technician trainee application to the Nevada State Board of Pharmacy requesting registration as a pharmacy technician trainee (download application here).
  • Include the nonrefundable fee of $40 for either the technician or technician-trainee application (cashier’s checks or money orders only, no personal checks).
Is training required?

 Yes, the supervising pharmacist oversees on-the-job training and keeps the appropriate records of the training. In addition, technicians must have 12 hours of in-service training between the biennial license renewal periods.

Are there Continuing Education (CE) requirements? Yes. One hour of law CE (1 CEU) is required prior to license renewal.

How often is renewal required? Biennially, by October 31 on even-numbered years. Contact the pharmacy board via e-mail to obtain an application at pharmacy@govmail.state.nv.us or call (775) 850-1440 or (800) 364-2081.

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@Nevada.gov.

Other good info to know about Nevada pharmacy tech requirements:

  • 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.

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