Looking for New Mexico pharmacy tech information? Following are the important facts you need to know about the requirements for pharmacy technicians in New Mexico.
Does New Mexico regulate pharmacy technicians? Yes.
Is certification required to practice in New Mexico? Yes. You may work as a registered uncertified pharmacy technician for up to one year, however, while obtaining certification.
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.
New Mexico Board of Pharmacy
Office: 5200 Oakland N.E., Suite A
Albuquerque, NM 87113
Telephone: 505-222-9830 or 800-565-9102 Fax: 505-222-9845
Professional Association for New Mexico pharmacy techs:
New Mexico Pharmacists Association
What do I have to do to become licensed?
The pharmacist-in-charge in the place of employment is responsible for any training.
Are there Continuing Education (CE) requirements? No. If you are nationally certified, however, maintaining your certification requires CE (twenty units of continuing education every two years).
How often is renewal required? Biennially. Registration expires on the last day of your birth month. The renewal fee is $30. You can download the renewal form here).
What should I do if I change jobs or change my home address? Report the change to the Board in writing within 10 days.
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