Delaware Pharmacy Tech License Info

Looking for information about Delaware pharmacy tech license requirements? Following are the important facts you need to know about the requirements for pharmacy technicians in Delaware.

Updated in 2022!

Does Delaware regulate pharmacy technicians?


Is certification required to practice in Delaware?

No, however, certified pharmacy technicians are assigned more substantial duties.

What certification exam(s) is/are approved by the state?

PTCB (PTCE) and/or ICPT (ExCPT).

Is licensure required?


What do I have to do to become a pharmacy technician in Delaware?

  • Be 18 years of age or older.
  • Successfully complete a training program under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist. The training program begins upon being hired and must be completed within 90 days; it includes 10 hours of didactic training in specific topics.
  • Documentation of successful training in specific areas by oral or written evaluation will be maintained and will be available for inspection by the Board of Pharmacy.

What if I want to be a certified pharmacy technician in the state?

  • Then you need to successfully pass the PTCB Exam or other national technician certification exam approved by the Board of Pharmacy.

Is training required?

Yes, you must complete a training program under the supervision of a pharmacist licensed in Delaware.

Are there Continuing Education (CE) requirements?


Other good info to know about Delaware requirements:

  • Only certified pharmacy technicians or individuals who have successfully completed a Board-approved training program may assist the pharmacist by reconstituting oral solutions and contacting the prescriber or their agent to obtain refill authorization or other patient or prescription information of a non-clinical nature, or assisting the pharmacist with compounding.
  • A pharmacy technician completing a training program approved by the Board in lieu of passing the PTCB exam or other national certification program may perform the functions of a certified technician. However, approval to perform the functions of the certified technician is limited to the approved setting and is not transferable to any other facility.
  • The National Pharmacy Technician Training Program can be incorporated into on-the-job training and is Board approved.
  • Pharmacy technicians must be supervised by a registered pharmacist who will be responsible for the activities of the pharmacy technicians.

Essential Contact Info for the Delaware Pharmacy Technician

Delaware Board of Pharmacy
Office: Cannon Building, Suite 203
861 Silver Lake Blvd.
Dover, DE 19904
Voice: 302-744-4500
Fax: 302-739-2711

Professional Association for Delaware pharmacy techs

The Delaware Pharmacists Society
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Delaware Q & A

You can’t get a pharmacy technician license in Delaware?

I just called the Delaware State Board of Pharmacy at 302-744-4500, and they informed me that you can’t get a pharmacy technician license in Delaware. They don’t give licenses to pharmacy technicians. Is this true?

Response from Yes, our research indicates the same thing… the state of Delaware does not regulate pharmacy technicians. That doesn’t mean you cannot BE a pharm tech in Delaware, just that you don’t NEED a license to be a pharm tech.

We encourage you to explore the links provided on this page to learn more about being a pharm tech in Delaware.

Wishing you all the best in your pharmacy technician career!

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