Looking for information about Florida pharmacy technician requirements? Following are the important facts you need to know about the Florida pharmacy tech registration requirements.
Does Florida regulate pharmacy technicians? Yes
Is certification required to practice in Florida? No
What certification exam(s) is/are approved by the state? PTCB (PTCE); however, even if certified, you must complete a Board-approved training program.
Florida Department of Health: Board of Pharmacy
Office: 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C-04
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Professional Association for Florida pharmacy technicians:
Florida Pharmacy Association
When is Florida pharmacy tech registration required? You must obtain your registration certificate BEFORE working in a pharmacy.
Is licensure required? Yes.
What do I have to do to become licensed?
Is training required? Yes. You must complete a Board-approved pharmacy technician training program. More information on programs is available here.
Are there Continuing Education (CE) requirements? Yes. As a condition of registration renewal, a registered pharmacy technician must complete 20 hours biennially of continuing education courses approved by the board or the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, of which 4 hours must be via live presentation and 2 hours must be related to the prevention of medication errors and pharmacy law.
How often is renewal required? Biennially. Licenses expire at midnight on December 31 of the expiring registration year. Renewal fee is $55 and you may renew online here.
What should I do if I change jobs or change my home address? Notify the board immediately.
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