Looking for pharmacy technician Vermont license information? Following are some important facts you need to know about what you need to become a Vermont pharmacy technician.
Updated in 2022!
Does Vermont regulate pharmacy technicians?
Yes, through the Vermont Secretary of State Office of Professional Regulation. According to the Secretary of State, a pharmacy technician is “an individual who performs tasks relative to dispensing and only while assisting and under the supervision and control of a licensed pharmacist.”
Is certification required to practice in Vermont?
No, although many employers do require it.
What certification exam(s) is/are approved by the state?
None, but again, many employers require certification.
When is registration with the state of Vermont required?
For anyone, including cashiers and delivery people, who enter or have access to the prescription department.
Is registration required?
Is training required?
What do I have to do to become registered?
- Submit an online pharmacy technician application to the Vermont Board of Pharmacy (use the Online Services Platform) requesting registration as a pharmacy technician (download application instructions here).
- Include the non-refundable application processing fee of $50.
- Provide a copy of your certificate of pharmacy technician training and indicate where you acquired it. However, formal training is not required.
- Once you receive your registration from the VT Secretary of State, you must wear a name badge with your first name and the title of “Pharmacy Technician” while working in the prescription department.
Are there Continuing Education (CE) requirements?
No. However, if you are certified through a national organization such as PTCB, you will need to conduct continuing education as required to maintain that certification.
How often is renewal required?
All licenses renew on a fixed 24-month schedule: July 31st of odd-numbered years. If you are issued an initial registration more than 90 days before the renewal date will be required to renew and pay the renewal fee. If you are issued an initial registration within 90 days of the renewal date, you will not be required to renew and pay the renewal fee. Renewals can be done online through the Vermont Office of Professional Regulation here – paper applications are no longer accepted.
What should I do if I change jobs or change my home address? A change of address needs to be communicated to the Board of Pharmacy within 30 days. Click here for instructions on how to submit your new address.
Essential Contact Info for Pharmacy Technician Vermont
Vermont Board of Pharmacy
Vermont Secretary of State
Office of Professional Regulation
Board of Pharmacy
National Life Building, North, FL 2
Montpelier, VT 05620-3402
Phone (802) 828-2373
Fax (802) 828-2465
Professional Association for Vermont pharmacy technicians
Vermont Pharmacists Association