South Dakota Pharmacy Technician Info

Looking for South Dakota pharmacy technician information? Following are the important facts you need to know about the requirements for pharmacy technicians in South Dakota.

Does South Dakota regulate pharmacy technicians? Yes.

Is certification required to practice in South Dakota? No.

What certification exam(s) is/are approved by the state? None.

When is registration required? You must apply for registration within 30 days of beginning employment. If you are in a technician-training program, you must register before beginning on-site practical experience.

Is licensure required? Yes.

South Dakota Department of Health — Board of Pharmacy
doh.sd.gov/boards/pharmacy
Office: 3701 West 49th Street, Suite 204
Sioux Falls, SD 57106
Telephone: 605-362-2737 Fax: 605-362-2738

Professional Association for South Dakota Pharmacy Technicians:
South Dakota Pharmacists Association (SDPhA)
www.sdpha.org  

What do I have to do to become licensed by the state of South Dakota?

  • Be employed as a pharmacy technician and register with the state within 30 days of beginning employment.
  • Or be in a technician-training program, and register before beginning on-site work.
  • Submit a written pharmacy technician application to the South Dakota Board of Pharmacy requesting registration as a pharmacy technician (download application here).
  • Include the nonrefundable application fee of $25.
Is training required?

 Yes. The supervising pharmacist is responsible for developing, implementing, and reviewing written policies and procedures for training and utilizing pharmacy technicians.

Are there Continuing Education (CE) requirements? No.

How often is renewal required? Annually. Pharmacy Technician registrations expire October 31 of each year. The renewal fee is $25. Renewal applications are sent to each pharmacy approximately 1 month prior to expiration.

What should I do if I change jobs or change my home address? Report the change to the Board in writing within 10 days. Find the forms here.

Other good info to know about South Dakota's pharmacy technician requirements:

  • Technicians must wear visible identification badges while on duty that clearly identify them as pharmacy technicians and include the technicians’ first names.
  • 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.
  • One pharmacist may supervise up to two technicians in the workplace, except in mail service pharmacies, where the ratio is 1:4, providing two of the technicians are certified.

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