Following are the important facts you need to know about the pharmacy technician Alabama requirements.
Does Alabama regulate pharmacy technicians? Yes
Is certification required to practice in Alabama? Yes--from the Alabama Board of Pharmacy
What certification exam(s) is/are approved by the state? No particular education program requirements
When is registration required? Before practicing as a pharmacy technician
Is licensure required? Yes. You must obtain your registration certificate BEFORE working in a pharmacy.
What do I have to do to become licensed?
Is training required? No, however, once licensed you must work under the direct supervision of a pharmacist licensed in Alabama. You must also participate in continuing education (CE). See the next section for more information on CE requirements.
Are there Continuing Education (CE) requirements? Yes. Each year you must obtain 3 hours of continuing education with one of the hours being a “live” credit hour; technicians can receive CE credit for any CE hour that is ACPE-T (Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education-Technician) or Alabama Board of Pharmacy (ALBOP) approved.
How often is renewal required? Biennially on odd-numbered years
What should I do if I change jobs or change my home address? Notify the board within 10 days by downloading the appropriate form from www.albop.com Forms and Applications, fill out the form, and submit it to the Board.
Other good info to know about pharmacy technician Alabama requirements:
Alabama State Board of Pharmacy
Office: 111 Village St.
Hoover, AL 35242
Voice: 205-981-2280 Fax: 205.981.2330
Mail: P.O. Box 381988
Birmingham, AL 35238
Alabama Association of Pharmacy Technicians (ALAPT)
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