Looking for information about the Georgia pharmacy tech license requirements? Following are the important facts you need to know about the requirements for pharmacy technicians in Georgia.
Updated in 2022!
Does Georgia regulate pharmacy technicians?
Is certification required to practice in Georgia?
What certification exam(s) is/are approved by the state?
Is licensure required?
Yes, and it has been since August of 2011.
Other Important Info for Georgia Pharmacy Techs
What do I have to do to become licensed?
- Be 17 years of age or older.
- Submit a written pharmacy technician application to the Georgia State Board of Pharmacy requesting registration as a pharmacy technician (application info here.)
- Obtain a criminal history background check through the Cogent Systems/GAPS at a GAPS location.
- Include the application fee of $100.
- Be currently enrolled in high school, have a high school diploma, or a GED.
- If currently employed in a pharmacy, submit the license number of that pharmacy.
- If certified, submit a copy of your PTCB certificate.
Is training required?
No, however, pharmacy technicians must be under the direct supervision of a pharmacist.
How often is renewal required?
Are there Continuing Education (CE) requirements?
Yes, but only for certified pharmacy technicians who wish to maintain their certification.
What should I do if I change jobs or change my home address?
Notify the board within 10 days by starting here. Fill out the form, and submit it to the Board.
Other good info to know about Georgia pharmacy tech requirements
- Once your registration as a pharmacy technician is approved, it will be posted on the Board’s website.
- The technician-to-pharmacist ratio is 2:1; however, the ratio may be increased to 3:1 if one of the three technicians: has successfully completed a board-approved employer’s training and assessment program OR is certified by a board-approved certification program.
- Pharmacy technicians may not perform duties or functions which require professional judgment by the pharmacist including but limited to: accepting initial telephoned prescription orders; providing information in any manner relative to prescriptions or prescription drugs; and counseling patients.
- A technician must wear a name tag identifying him- or herself as a pharmacy technician at all times while working.
Important Contact Info for Georgia Pharmacy Technicians
Georgia Board of Pharmacy
Office: 237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 31217
Professional Association for Georgia Pharmacy Techs
Georgia Pharmacy Association
Georgia Q & A
How much is a pharmacy tech license in Georgia?
Response from PharmacyTechPros: As of April 2022, it is $100. Renewal is $60. You need to apply online to get your license:
There’s also a supplement to the application that needs to be downloaded, printed out and filled in and mailed to the GA Board of Pharmacy:
Wishing you all the best in your pharm tech career!
I am now certified, but I wasn’t in 2011 when I registered for a license. How do I update my license with the Georgia Board of Pharmacy to say that I am certified?
From PharmacyTechPros: Contact the Board of Pharmacy at https://gbp.georgia.gov/ or call them at 404-651-8000. They’ll be able to answer your question with information specific to the requirements in Georgia.
I no longer work at the pharmacy that I listed when I became registered. What do I need to do? Also, what happens if the pharmacy that I worked at was employing minors that are not registered?
Response from PharmacyTechPros.com: Dana, in the state of Georgia, you must notify the Board of Pharmacy within 10 days if you change jobs. Here is the form you need to fill out and submit.
As for the issue of your workplace employing unregistered minors, you should report that to the Board of Pharmacy using the following contact information:
Office: 2 Peachtree Street, NW
ATLANTA, GA 30303
Phone: (404) 651-8000
If anyone has anything more to add to help Dana, please submit a comment below.
The Staff at PharmacyTechPros.com
CPhT in Georgia
(Highland Springs, VA)
Although not required in Georgia I feel that Accredited Pharmacy Technician training is beneficial for anyone seeking to become a National Certified Pharmacy Tech. In Virginia the training is mandatory.
Response from PharmacyTechPros.com: Sharonda, thanks for your feedback. I agree that getting you CPhT or PTCB is beneficial for anyone who wants to go into the field, but for now it’s still not mandatory in Georgia.
The Staff at PharmacyTechPros.com