Looking for Kansas pharmacy tech license information? Following are the important facts you need to know about the requirements for pharmacy technicians in Kansas.
Updated in 2022!
Does Kansas regulate pharmacy technicians?
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 $67.
Is training required?
Yes. All pharmacists-in-charge will train their own technicians and maintain proper records.
Are there Continuing Education (CE) requirements?
Yes. Pharmacy technicians are required to complete 20 hours of continuing education for each registration renewal period. Those hours must have been earned during the registration period.
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
Office: 800 SW Jackson Street, Suite 1414
Topeka, Kansas 66612
Professional Association for Pharmacy Techs
Kansas Pharmacists Association
Kansas Q & A
7 annual competency questions/areas ks
the board said there were 7 competency areas that usually pharmacies just have a sheet with them on it and the tech initials and the pharmacists… do you know where to find them?
Response from PharmacyTechPros: Hmm. The Kansas Board of Pharmacy should be able to provide you with these. We do not know of any other source to find them.
The ASHP recognizes 9 core competency areas that pharmacy technicians need to master.
- Pharmacology for technicians
- Pharmacy law and regulations
a. Low- or medium-risk level sterile compounding
b. Nonsterile compounding
- Basic safe medication practices
- Pharmacy quality assurance
- Medication order entry and distribution
- Pharmacy inventory management
- Pharmacy billing and reimbursement
- Medication-use system technology