Looking for pharmacy technician Illinois information? Following are the important facts you need to know about the requirements for obtaining an Illinois pharmacy technician license.
Does Illinois regulate pharmacy technicians? Yes
Is certification required to practice in Illinois? No, but you must become certified within two years of obtaining your pharmacy technician license, in order to have your license renewed.
What certification exam(s) is/are approved by the state? PTCB (PTCE) and ICPT (ExCPT)
Is an Illinois pharmacy technician license required? Yes. However, you may work in a pharmacy assisting a pharmacist for up to 60 days while your application is being processed. A copy of your application must be kept at the pharmacy where you are working during this period.
IL Division of Professional Regulation: Board of Pharmacy
Office: 320 West Washington Street, Suite 312
Telephone: 217-782-8556 Fax: (217)782-7645
Mail: P.O. Box 7007
Springfield, Illinois 62791
Professional Association for Pharmacy Technician Illinois residents:
The Illinois Pharmacists Association
What do I have to do to become licensed?
Is training required? Yes. You must complete the training required by the pharmacist-in-charge in the following areas:
Are there Continuing Education (CE) requirements? No.
How often is renewal required? Annually. Pharmacy technician licenses expire on March 31 regardless of the date of issuance.
What should I do if I change jobs or change my home address? Submit a written request within 30 days to the Division of Professional Regulation - LMU1 320 West Washington Street, 3rd Floor, Springfield, IL 62786
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