Alaska Pharmacy Technician Requirements and Regulations

The Alaska Board of Pharmacy oversees the licensing of pharmacy technicians in Alaska. Technicians must complete a required training program and wear a tag identifying their role in the pharmacy once approved.

To prepare for the PTCB exam and obtain a pharmacy tech license, candidates must register with the Alaska Board of Pharmacy, pay the application fee, and submit the necessary documents. Due to high competition, candidates are encouraged to apply promptly to meet the growing demand in this profession.

Number of Pharmacy Technicians

  • Total: 468

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 Alaska.

Background Checks

  • Candidates must undergo a thorough criminal background check.
  • Candidates must not have been convicted of a felony over the previous five years.

Registration and Licensing

  • Yes, registration with the Alaska State Board of Pharmacy is required.
  • Mandatory application fee: $120.
  • Candidates must complete a State Board-approved course within 6 months of registration.
  • Evidence of course completion must be submitted within 10 days of completing the course.
  • Both the candidate and the pharmacy must keep records for at least 2 years.

Continuing Education Requirements

  • 10 hours of continuing education (CE) every two years.
  • Renewal fee: $60 every two years.

Technician Representation on Board

  • No, Pharmacy Technicians are not represented on the Alaska State Board of Pharmacy.

Average Salary

  • $22.07/hr
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