Missouri Pharmacy Tech License Info

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

Updated in 2022!

Does Missouri regulate pharmacy technicians?


Is certification required to practice in Missouri?

No. However, your employer may require certification.

What certification exam(s) is/are approved by the state?

No national certification exams are recognized by the state of Missouri.

However, national certification will make you a more desirable candidate for employment, particularly by national pharmacy chains.

When is registration required?

You must be registered prior to beginning employment.

Is licensure required?


What do I have to do to become licensed?

  • Submit to a criminal background check and fingerprinting.
  • Submit a written pharmacy technician application to the Missouri State Board of Pharmacy requesting registration as a pharmacy technician (download application here).
  • Include the nonrefundable application fee of $35. The fee for a criminal background check and fingerprinting will be paid directly to the company that performs the check. Information about where to go for the the background check and fingerprinting is on the application.
  • Include a 2 X 2 passport-type photo.
  • Have your application notarized.

Is training required?


Are there Continuing Education (CE) requirements?


How often is renewal required?

Registrations are valid for one year, after which renewal is required. Registrations expire annually on May 31st. You must STOP working if your registration has not been renewed as of May 31st.

What should I do if I change jobs or change my home address?

Report the change to the Board within 15 days. Address changes may be submitted online here.

Other Important Information for Missouri Pharmacy Techs

  • A technician must keep his or her registration certificate posted in the pharmacy.
  • 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 Board has determined that pharmacy technicians may accept written prescriptions from patients for dispensing when there is no pharmacist on duty. Pharmacy technicians cannot, however, take VERBAL prescription order or count, fill, compound, or enter a prescription if there is no pharmacist on duty.

Essential Contact Info for Missouri Pharmacy Technicians

Missouri Board of Pharmacy

Office: 3605 Missouri Boulevard
Jefferson City, MO 65109
Mail: P.O. Box 625
Jefferson City, MO 65109
Telephone: 573-751-0091
Fax: 573-526-3464

Professional Association for Missouri Pharmacy Techs

Missouri Society of Health-System Pharmacists (MSHP)

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