Looking for information about pharmacy tech Texas? Following are the important facts you need to know about the requirements to become a Texas pharmacy technician.
Does Texas regulate pharmacy technicians? Yes.
Is certification required to practice in Texas? Certification is required in order to become a Registered Pharmacy Technician (Ph.T.R.).
It is NOT required to become a Pharmacy Technician
Note, also, that there are exemptions allowed.
An example exemption is having been continuously employed as a pharmacy technician for at least 10 years.
Another example exemption is working in rural counties with a population of 50,000 or less IF certain eligibility requirements are met.
More information on
certification exemptions can be found here.
What certification exam(s) is/are approved by the state? PTCB.
When is registration required? Before practicing as a pharmacy technician OR a pharmacy technician trainee.
Is registration required? Yes. You must obtain your registration certificate BEFORE working in a pharmacy.
Texas Board of Pharmacy
Texas State Board of Pharmacy
333 Guadalupe St.
Tower 3, Suite 600
AUstin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 305-8000
Fax: (512) 305-8082
Professional Association for Texas pharmacy technicians:
The Texas Pharmacy Association
What do I have to do to become registered?
Yes--the employing pharmacy is required to provide training. The
technician may also obtain training through formal education. No
specific training programs are approved through the Texas State Board of
Pharmacy, but they do recommend obtaining education through
Are there Continuing Education (CE) requirements? Yes--for Registered Pharmacy Technicians, 20 contact hours per renewal period. However, this requirement is waived if the technician maintains certification through the PTCB. Trainees are not required to obtain CE hours.
How often is renewal required? For Registered Pharmacy Technicians, renewal is required every 2 years. Note that any registration that has been expired for more than 1 year, the applicant must submit an initial application. Renewals for registered pharmacy technicians cost $80 and can be done online here. Trainee registrations are valid for 2 years only and may NOT be renewed.
What should I do if I change jobs or change my home address? A change of address form may be obtained from the division’s website here.
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