Utah Pharmacy Technician Information

Looking for information about Utah pharmacy technician requirements? Following are the important facts you need to know about what you need to obtain a Utah pharmacy tech license.


Does Utah regulate pharmacy technicians? Yes.

Is certification required to practice in Utah? Yes.

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

When is licensure with the state of Utah required? Before practicing as a pharmacy technician.

Is licensure required? Yes.



Utah Board of Pharmacy
www.dopl.utah.gov
Utah State Board of Pharmacy
160 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Phone: (801) 530-6628

Professional Association for Utah pharmacy technicians:
Utah Pharmacists Association
www.upha.com
and
The Utah Society of Health System Pharmacists
www.ushp.org

Is training required? Yes. The training can either be on-the-job training or through a formal training program. For on-the-job training, a notification form must be submitted for approval PRIOR to beginning the training. This form can be downloaded here. For a formal training program, the program must have been approved by the Utah Board of Pharmacy. The only exception is to have worked 1,000 hours in the past year as a licensed pharmacy technician in another state that requires licensure for pharmacy technicians.

What do I have to do to become licensed?

  • Submit an "Affidavit of Supervising Pharmacist Responsible for Practical Training Program” form (if you received on-the-job training) OR submit official transcripts (if you completed a formal training program). Note that in the latter case, the transcripts must be sent directly from the approved formal training program or in a sealed envelope with the school’s stamp/seal on the envelope flap.
  • Have your current PTCB or ExCPT certificate in hand.
  • Submit a completed take-home “Pharmacy Technician Law and Rule Examination” (this is attached to the application).
  • Bring your completed application in-person to the Division of Occupational Licensing (DOPL), located at 160 E. 300 S., Main Lobby, Salt Lake City and complete electronic fingerprinting using DOPL’s equipment. Alternatively, you may submit three fingerprint cards by mail using Form FD-258, which the DOPL will use to search BCI and the FBI.
  • Submit a written pharmacy technician application to the Utah Board of Pharmacy requesting registration as a pharmacy technician (download application here).
  • Include the non-refundable application fee of $100.
Are there Continuing Education (CE) requirements?

Yes--20 contact hours per renewal period. Of these 20 hours, at least 1 hour must be in laws and ethics and a minimum of 8 hours must be live. Note that current certification with ExCPT or PTCB also satisfies the CE requirements.

How often is renewal required? All licenses expire September 30 of every odd-numbered year. It is NOT based on the licensee’s date of initial licensure. Each renewal cycle thereafter is for a full 2 years. Renewals can be done online here or you can download the application form here.

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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