Oklahoma Pharmacy Technician Info

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Looking for Oklahoma pharmacy technician information? Following are the important facts you need to know about the requirements for pharmacy technicians in Oklahoma.

Does Oklahoma regulate pharmacy technicians? Yes.

Is certification required to practice in Oklahoma? No.

What certification exam(s) is/are approved by the state? None. However, individual employers may have requirements regarding national certification

When is registration required? Prior to registration, you must complete Phase 1 of a Pharmacy Technician Training Program. After registration, you then begin on-the-job training, which must be completed within 90 days.

Is licensure required? Yes.

What do I have to do to become licensed?

  • Be employed in a pharmacy.
  • Complete Phases 1 and 2 of the Pharmacy Technician Training Program. Both phases are under the supervision of the pharmacy manager in your place of employment.
  • Submit a written pharmacy technician application to the Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy requesting registration as a pharmacy technician (application info and forms here).
  • Include the nonrefundable application fee of $40.
  • Submit an affidavit affirming citizenship, lawful permanent residence, and/or immigration status information.
  • Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED.
Is training required?

 Yes, the supervising pharmacist oversees on-the-job training and keeps the appropriate records of the training.

Are there Continuing Education (CE) requirements? No.

How often is renewal required? Annually. Pharmacy Technician registrations expire on the last day of your birth month. The renewal fee is $40. You may renew online here). The Board will mail out reminder postcards 60 days prior to the expiration of your permit.

What should I do if I change jobs or change my home address? Report the change to the Board.

Other good info to know about Oklahoma pharmacy tech requirements:

  • Technicians must wear nametags identifying themselves as pharmacy technicians and display their registration certificates at all times while working.
  • 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.

Contact Info for the Oklahoma Pharmacy Technician Organizations

Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy
Office: 4545 Lincoln Blvd., Suite 112
Oklahoma City, OK 73105-3488
Telephone: 405-521-3815 Fax: 405-521-3758

Professional Association for Oklahoma Pharmacy Technicians:
Oklahoma Pharmacists Association (OPhA)

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