New York Pharmacy Tech Info

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


Does New York regulate pharmacy technicians? Not at this time. This may change in the future; regulating New York state pharmacy technicians currently is being discussed by the New York State Office of the Professions.

Is certification required to practice in New York? No. Many of the large pharmacy chains, however, require pharmacy technicians to be certified.

When is registration required? It is not required.

Is licensure required? No.


New York State Education Department: Office of the Professions
www.op.nysed.gov/prof/pharm
Office: State Education Building
89 Washington Avenue, Room 201
Albany, NY 12234-1000
Telephone: 518-474-3817 ext. 130 Fax: 518-473-6995

Professional Association for New York Pharm Techs:
New York State Council of Health-system Pharmacists (NYSCHP)
www.nyschp.org 

What do I have to do to work as a pharmacy technician in New York?

  • Be hired as a pharmacy technician by a retail or hospital pharmacy. Bear in mind the following two points:
  • Individual employers determine job requirements and entry-level qualifications for pharmacy technicians, so get as much information as possible from potential employers about the job skills and experience they require.
  • Many employers require high school level education at a minimum. Some may give preference to candidates with an associate's degree or a certificate of completion from a pharmacy technician training program.
Is training required?

 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? Not required.

Other good info to know about New York 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 pharmacist-in-charge may supervise two pharmacy technicians at a time.

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