Alabama Pharmacy Technician Requirements and Regulations

Number of Pharmacy Technicians

  • Total: 4,524

Minimum Age Requirement

  • Candidates must be at least 18 years old.

Education Requirements

  • A high school diploma or GED is required.

Certification Requirements

  • PTCB certification is not required to practice in Alabama.

Background Checks

  • Candidates must undergo a thorough criminal background check, which costs $40.

Registration and Licensing

  • Yes, registration with the Alabama State Board of Pharmacy is required.
  • Candidates must pay a mandatory application fee of $60 and submit a notarized application.
  • Completion of a State Board-approved course within 6 months of registration is required.
  • Evidence of course completion must be submitted within 10 days.

Continuing Education Requirements

  • 6 hours of continuing education (CE) every two years, on odd-numbered years.
  • 2 of the 6 hours must be live.
  • Renewal fee: $60 every two years on odd-numbered years.

Technician Representation on Board

  • No, Pharmacy Technicians do not have representation on the Alabama State Board of Pharmacy.

Average Salary

  • $15.56/hr


  • PTCB Free Practice Test ensures all information related to pharmacy tech licensing in Alabama is accurate and up-to-date. However, candidates should verify with the Alabama State Board of Pharmacy for the latest regulations and requirements.
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