Looking for information on the Connecticut pharmacy tech license requirements? Following are the important facts you need to know about the requirements for pharmacy technicians in Connecticut.
Updated in 2022!
Does Connecticut regulate pharmacy technicians?
Yes, they do.
Is certification required to practice in Connecticut?
Yes, it is.
What certification exam(s) is/are approved by the state?
Is licensure required?
Yes. You may begin working in a pharmacy under the direct supervision of a Connecticut pharmacist without registration; however, you must obtain your registration certificate within 30 days.
What do I have to do to become licensed?
- Be certified by PTCB or other certification program approved by the state.
- Submit an application to the Connecticut State Board of Pharmacy requesting registration as a pharmacy technician. You may apply online or download a print application here and mail it in).
- Include the registration fee of $100 (personal check or money order is acceptable) made out to “Treasurer, State of Connecticut.”
Is training required?
No. Once licensed, however, you must work under the direct supervision of a pharmacist licensed in Connecticut.
Are there Continuing Education (CE) requirements?
No. However, the pharmacist–in-charge should provide continuing in-service training to the technicians under his or her supervision.
How often is renewal required?
Annually. Registrations expire each March 31st. The renewal fee is $50.
What should I do if I change jobs or change my home address?
Notify the Connecticut Commission of Pharmacy within 5 days of any change of name, job, or address. Instructions and link are available here.
Other good info to know about Connecticut pharmacy tech requirements
- A technician must wear a name tag identifying him- or herself as a pharmacy technician at all times while working.
- A technician may only perform pharmacy functions that do not require professional judgment.
- Two technicians may be utilized to assist one pharmacist in most cases.
- A pharmacist manager must certify your employment and training completion (or that you are in the process of training).
- The state distinguishes between pharmacy technicians who work in community pharmacy settings vs. those who work in institutional settings. Different regulations apply to each.
Essential Contact Info for Connecticut Pharmacy Techs
State of Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection
Commission of Pharmacy
Office: 165 Capitol Avenue.
Hartford, CT 06106
Voice: 860-713-6100 or toll-free 800-842-2649
Connecticut Pharmacists Association (CPA)
Connecticut Q & A
How do I start working as a pharm tech in Connecticut?
(Jamaica (West Indies))
I am a certified pharmacy technician in Jamaica (West Indies). I am interested in working in CT. Can you kindly advise me as to the procedures with certification and registration? I have over 15 years of experience in this field.
Response from PharmacyTechPros: First, contact the State of Connecticut Consumer Protection Department at 800-842-2649 to find out if your current certification will be recognized in Connecticut. (We are not sure if certification in Jamaica is the same as in the states.)
Certification IS required to practice in Connecticut.
You must also register with the state of Connecticut by using a form you can download here. You can, however, begin work in a pharmacy under the direct supervision of a Connecticut pharmacist without registration. But you must get your registration certificate within 30 days.
Note that there is a registration fee of $50.
Wishing you all the best in your transition from Jamaica!