Looking for Alaska pharmacy tech information? Following are the
important facts you need to know about the requirements for pharmacy
technicians in Alaska.
Does Alaska regulate pharmacy technicians? Yes
Is certification required to practice in Alaska? Yes, in order to renew your license (licenses must be renewed by June 30 of even-numbered years).
What certification exam(s) is/are approved by the state? PTCE
When is registration required? All certificates begin on July 1 of even-numbered years.
Is licensure required? Yes. You must obtain your registration certificate BEFORE working in a pharmacy.
What do I have to do to become licensed?
Yes. You must complete the training required by the
pharmacist-in-charge. Your subsequent duties must be consistent with the
training you have received.
Are there Continuing Education (CE) requirements? Yes. For each renewal period you must obtain 10 contact hours of continuing education OR have obtained initial certification as a pharmacy technician by the PTCB.
How often is renewal required? Pharmacy technician licenses expire on June 30 of even-numbered years and may be renewed for a fee of $100. Note that a license that has been expired for more than 2 years will not be reinstated.
What should I do if I change jobs or change my home address? The division’s website has a list of forms here.
Other good info to know about Alaska pharmacy tech requirements:
Alaska Board of Pharmacy
Donna Bellino, Licensing Examiner
Telephone: (907) 465-2589
Fax: (907) 465-2974
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806
Professional Association for Alaska pharmacy techs:
The Alaska Pharmacists Association
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