Looking for Massachusetts pharmacy tech information? Following are the important facts you need to know about the requirements for pharmacy technicians in Massachusetts.
Does Massachusetts regulate pharmacy technicians? Yes.
Is certification required to practice in Massachusetts? No. However, you must be either nationally certified by PTCB or ICPT or be certified by the state of Massachusetts after successfully completing their Board-approved training program or completing 500 hours of pharmacy technician employment and passing the Board-approved exam.
What certification exam(s) is/are approved by the state? PTCB (PTCE) and ICPT (ExCPT). In addition, the board will also accept exam results from their approved pharmacy technician exam.
When is registration required? Certification or training must be completed before registering.
Is licensure required? Yes.
What do I have to do to become licensed?
Yes, if you are not nationally certified, you must complete the Board-approved training program before seeking licensure.
Are there Continuing Education (CE) requirements? No. However, CE is required to maintain national certification.
How often is renewal required? Biannually. Pharmacy technician licenses expire on the registrant’s birthday. The renewal fee is $51.
What should I do if I change jobs or change my home address? Report the change to the Board in writing within 10 business days.
Other good info to know about Massachusetts pharmacy tech requirements:
Massachusetts Board of Pharmacy
Office: 239 Causeway St, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02114
Telephone: 617-973-0950 Fax: 617-973-0983
Professional Association for Massachusetts pharmacy techs:
Massachusetts Pharmacists Association (MPhA)
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