Looking for Rhode Island pharmacy technician information? Following are the important facts you need to know about the requirements for pharmacy technicians in Rhode Island.
Does Rhode Island regulate pharmacy technicians? Yes.
Is certification required to practice in Rhode Island? No. However, Rhode Island issues different licenses indicating two levels of pharmacy technicians—those who do not have national certification (Tech I) and those who do (Tech II).
What certification exam(s) is/are approved by the state? PTCB (PTCE) and ICPT (ExCPT).
When is registration required? You must apply for and receive proof of registration before beginning employment.
Is licensure required? Yes.
What do I have to do to become licensed?
Yes, both levels of licensure require passing a Board-approved training program.
Are there Continuing Education (CE) requirements? No. If you are nationally certified, however, maintaining your certification requires CE (20 units of continuing education every 2 years).
How often is renewal required? Annually. Pharmacy Technician registrations expire June 30 of each year. The renewal fee is $40. Renewal forms will be sent out by the Board of Pharmacy.
What should I do if I change jobs or change my home address? Report the change to the Board in writing.
Other good info to know about Rhode Island pharmacy technician requirements:
Rhode Island Board of Pharmacy
Office: 3 Capitol Hill, Room 205
Providence, RI 02908-5097
Telephone: 401-222-2840 Fax: 401-222-2158
Professional Association for Rhode Island Pharmacy Technicians:
Rhode Island Pharmacists Association
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