Looking for New York pharmacy tech information? Following are the important facts you need to know about the requirements for pharmacy technicians in New York.
Does New York regulate pharmacy technicians? Not at this time.
This may change in the future; regulating New York state pharmacy
technicians currently is being discussed by the New York State Office of
the Professions. We have noticed that many other states that formerly did not regulate pharmacy technician now are regulating the profession, and beginning to require certification with a nationally recognized certification board such as the PTCB. So be sure to stay informed about these requirements, using the links to the Board of Pharmacy near the bottom of this page.
Is certification required to practice in New York? No. Many of the large pharmacy chains, however, require pharmacy technicians to be certified.
When is registration required? It is not required.
Is licensure required? No.
What do I have to do to work as a pharmacy technician in New York?
The pharmacist-in-charge in the place of employment is responsible for any training.
Are there Continuing Education (CE) requirements? No. If you are nationally certified, however, maintaining your certification requires CE (twenty units of continuing education every two years).
How often is renewal required? Not required.
Other good info to know about New York pharmacy tech requirements:
New York State Education Department: Office of the Professions
Office: State Education Building
89 Washington Avenue, Room 201
Albany, NY 12234-1000
Telephone: 518-474-3817 ext. 130 Fax: 518-473-6995
Professional Association for New York Pharm Techs:
New York State Council of Health-system Pharmacists (NYSCHP)
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