Ohio Pharmacy Technician Info

Looking for Ohio pharmacy technician information? Following are the important facts you need to know about certification of pharmacy technicians in Ohio.

Does Ohio regulate pharmacy technicians? Yes.

Is certification required to practice in Ohio? No.

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

When is registration required? Registration is not required.

Is licensure required? No.

Ohio State Board of Pharmacy
Office: 77 S High St, Room 1702
Columbus, OH 43215-6126
Telephone: 614-466-4143 Fax: 614-752-4836

Professional Association for Ohio Pharmacy Technicians:
Ohio Pharmacists Association (OPA)

What do I have to do to become a pharmacy technician in Ohio?

  • Be 18 years old or older.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Submit to a criminal background check. In the interest of public safety, Ohio requires two criminal background checks: one by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation, and one by the FBI.
  • Pass a Board-approved technician exam. (You may work as a pharmacy technician for up to 12 months without passing a Board-approved exam, providing you are studying for and intend to take the exam.)
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. If you are nationally certified, however, maintaining your certification requires CE (20 units of continuing education every two years).

How often is renewal required? Renewal is not required.

What should I do if I change jobs or change my home address? Report the change to the Board.

Other good info to know about Ohio's 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.

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