Looking for information about Idaho pharmacy technician requirements? Following are the important facts you need to know about the requirements for pharmacy technicians in Idaho.
Does Idaho regulate pharmacy technicians? Yes.
Is certification required to practice in Idaho?
Yes. You may, however, be hired as a technician-in-training while you are working toward certification for a maximum of two renewal periods (2 years).
In addition, technicians registered prior to July 1,
2009 are 'grandfathered' and are not required to be certified as long as
they remain with the same employer.
PTCB (PTCE) and/or ICPT (ExCPT).
When is registration required? Registration starts July 1 and is null and void on June 30 of the following year.
Is licensure required? Yes. You must obtain your registration certificate BEFORE working in a pharmacy.
What do I have to do to become licensed?
No, however, once licensed you must work under the direct supervision
of a pharmacist licensed in Idaho. The pharmacist-in-charge is
responsible for administering a training program for preparing,
compounding, and distributing medications and is also responsible for
Are there Continuing Education (CE) requirements? No, not mandated by Idaho; however, CE is required to maintain national certification.
How often is renewal required? Annually. Download renewal application here.
What should I do if I change jobs or change my home address? Notify the board by downloading the appropriate form here. Fill out the form, and submit it to the Board.
Other good info to know about Idaho pharmacy technician requirements:
Idaho Board of Pharmacy
Office: 1199 Shoreline Lane, Ste. 303
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: 205-981-2280 Fax: 205.981.2330
Mail: P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83702
Professional Association for Idaho Pharmacy Technicians:
Idaho Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ISHP)
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