Looking for information about Hawaii pharmacy tech requirements? Following are the important facts you need to know about the requirements for pharmacy technicians in Hawaii.
Does Hawaii regulate pharmacy technicians? No.
Is certification required to practice in Hawaii? No, but national certification may offer more job opportunities in Hawaii.
What certification exam(s) is/are approved by the state? PTCB (PTCE).
When is registration required?
Is licensure required? No.
Is training required? No, however, you must work under the direct supervision of a pharmacist licensed in Hawaii.
Are there Continuing Education (CE) requirements? No.
Hawaii State Board of Pharmacy
Mail: PO Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801
Phone: 808-586-2694 Fax: 808-586-2874
Professional Association for Hawaii Pharmacy Techs:
Hawaii Pharmacists Association
We recommend joining the Hawaii Pharmacists Association (link provided above). The board is
comprised of pharmacists in various practice settings (retail,
hospital, industry), plus pharmacy students, pharmacy technicians, and
those involved in the education of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.
The association also offers an award for Pharmacy Technician of the
Year, but you must be a member of the association. If you are seeking a better job, imagine the good exposure this award would give you among all the pharmacists in the association!
Among other benefits of joining the association is their legislative updates. Their Government Affairs Committee provides state and national-level input into issues that affect the pharmacy profession. They also act as liaison between the association and the regulatory bodies in the State such as the Department of Human Services, Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Board of Pharmacy, Department of Health, and Department of Public Safety. The pharmacy field is changing fast, and with these changes are significant effects on the roles and responsibilities of pharmacy technicians.
of being a member in any association is attending annual meetings. In
addition to networking opportunities (with opportunities to find
better-paying job leads, as well), there is a great deal of important
information discussed in the meetings. For example, in their most recent
meeting, those in attendance discussed such important topics as
drug-induced disease and specific steps that pharmacists and technicians
can address this issue.
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