Pharmacy Technician Vermont Information

Looking for pharmacy technician Vermont information? Following are the important facts you need to know about what you need to become a Vermont pharmacy technician.

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? Yes.

Is training required? No.

What do I have to do to become registered?

  • Submit a written pharmacy technician application to the Vermont Board of Pharmacy requesting registration as a pharmacy technician (download application 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 here or you can download the application form here.

What should I do if I change jobs or change my home address? A change of address form may be obtained from the division’s website here.

For more information, please contact:

Corey Young
802-828-2373
corey.young@vermont.gov

Essential Contact Info for Pharmacy Technician Vermont

Vermont Board of Pharmacy
https://sos.vermont.gov/pharmacy/
Vermont Secretary of State
Office of Professional Regulation
Board of Pharmacy
National Life Building, North, FL 2
Montpelier, VT 05620-3402
(802) 828-2373
(802) 828-2465 fax

Professional Association for Vermont pharmacy technicians:
Vermont Pharmacists Association
www.vtpharmacists.com

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