Looking for Mississippi pharmacy tech license information? Following are the important facts you need to know about the requirements for pharmacy technicians in Mississippi.
Updated in 2022!
Does Mississippi regulate pharmacy technicians?
Is certification required to practice in Mississippi?
Not initially. However, you must obtain certification before the first renewal of your license.
What certification exam(s) is/are approved by the state?
PTCB (PTCE) and ICPT (ExCPT).
When is registration required?
Within 30 days of beginning employment.
Is licensure required?
What do I have to do to become licensed?
- Be 18 years old or older.
- Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
- Submit to a criminal background check and fingerprinting.
- Submit an online pharmacy technician application to the Mississippi State Board of Pharmacy requesting registration as a pharmacy technician (Click here to register if it’s your first time using Mississippi’s Licensure Gateway).
- Include the nonrefundable application fee of $50 plus the $40 fee for a criminal background check (money orders or business checks are acceptable; personal checks not accepted).
- Include a passport-type photo.
- Note that you can no longer submit a paper application, everything needs to be done through the Licensure Gateway.
- As of a January 2022 update to their regulations, Article XL Pharmacy Technicians, the MS Board of Pharmacy no longer requires pharmacy technicians to be PTCB certified. However, your employer has the right to require the certification for employment.
Is training required?
Are there Continuing Education (CE) requirements?
How often is renewal required?
Annually. The registration period is April 1 through March 31.
What should I do if I change jobs or change my home address?
Report the change to the Board within 10 days.
Other important info about Mississippi pharmacy tech requirements
- A technician must wear a name tag identifying him- or herself as a pharmacy technician at all times while working.
- A technician must identify him- or herself as a pharmacy technician in any electronic or telephone communication.
- A technician may only perform pharmacy functions that do not require professional judgment.
- The supervising pharmacist (or pharmacist-in-charge) is responsible for all actions of the pharmacy technician.
- The supervising pharmacist may supervise a limit of two pharmacy technicians in the pharmacy.
Essential Contact Info for the Mississippi Pharmacy Technician
Mississippi Board of Pharmacy
https://www.mbp.ms.gov Office: 204 Key Drive, Suite D Madison, MS 39110 Telephone: 601-605-5388 Fax: 601-605-9546
Professional Association for Pharmacy Techs in Mississippi
Mississippi Society of Health-System Pharmacists (MSHP)
Mississippi Q & A
Reinstating Pharmacy Technician Mississippi
by Ashley Merritt
(Lucedale, MS )
I recently had fingerprints submitted to MS Board of Pharmacy to reinstate my technician license, how long does it take to receive my current license?
Response from PharmacyTechPros.com: Ashley, contact the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy to get answers to your questions:
Telephone: (601) 899-8880
E-mail: [email protected]