Kansas Pharmacy Tech Info

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


Does Kansas regulate pharmacy technicians? Yes.

Is certification required to practice in Kansas? Yes. You must pass either the PTCB or ExCPT exam prior to your first renewal.

What certification exam(s) is/are approved by the state? PTCB (PTCE) and ICPT (ExCPT)

When is registration required? Before beginning employment.

Is licensure required? Yes. You must be registered with the Board BEFORE accepting employment in a pharmacy.

What do I have to do to become licensed?

  • Request an application packet from the Kansas State Board of Pharmacy here.
  • Include the nonrefundable application fee of $75.
Is training required?

 Yes. All pharmacists-in-charge will train their own technicians and maintain proper records.

Are there Continuing Education (CE) requirements? Yes. If your registration expires October 1, 2020, you must have completed 20 hours of CE before you renew. You must have earned those hours between November 1, 2018 and the day you renew in 2020.

How often is renewal required? Biannually. Pharmacy technician licenses expire on October 31 of the renewal year. Renewal applications are sent by the Board to the license holder’s home address; they are not available online. The renewal fee has been reduced to $20.

What should I do if I change jobs or change my home address? Report the change to the Board within 30 days.

Other good info to know about pharmacy tech requirements in Kansas:

  • The pharmacy technician’s certificate of registration must be displayed and visible to the public in the pharmacy where the technician is employed.
  • The maximum technician-to-pharmacist ratio is now 4:1 (and cannot exceed this). The pharmacist may not supervise more than two technicians who have NOT been certified by a board-approved program.
  • The supervising pharmacist is responsible for all actions of the pharmacy technician.
  • Technicians issued a license after January 1, 2019 will now have a 24- prefix for their registration number until those technicians provide proof that they passed the PTCB or ExCPT certification exams. Technicians must complete the exams before their first renewal. The technician's registration number will be updated to the 14- prefix once they supply proof to the Kansas Board of Pharmacy. The six digits following will remain the same no matter what the prefix is. 

Essential Contact Info for the Kansas Pharmacy Tech

Kansas Board of Pharmacy
http://pharmacy.ks.gov/
Office: 800 SW Jackson Street, Suite 1414
Topeka, Kansas 66612
Telephone: 785-296-4056 Fax: 785-296-8420


Professional Association for Pharmacy Techs:
Kansas Pharmacists Association
www.kansaspharmacy.org 

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