Arizona Pharmacy Technician Requirements and Regulations

The Arizona State Board of Pharmacy oversees the licensing of pharmacy technicians in Arizona. Technicians must complete a required training program. Once approved, they must wear a tag identifying their role in the pharmacy.

To prepare for the PTCB exam and obtain a pharmacy tech license, candidates must register with the Arizona State 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: 12,246

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 required to practice in Arizona.

Background Checks

  • Candidates must undergo a criminal background check, including fingerprinting.
  • Candidates must not have a history of drug-related crimes or any other serious felonies.

Registration and Licensing

  • Yes, registration with the Arizona State Board of Pharmacy is required.
  • Candidates must apply to the Arizona State Board of Pharmacy, include a passport photo, and have the application notarized.
  • Non-refundable application fee: $46.
  • Licenses must be renewed every 2 years at a cost of $46.

Continuing Education Requirements

  • 24 hours of continuing education (CE) every two years.
  • 2 of the 24 hours must be in pharmacy law.

Technician Representation on Board

  • Yes, Pharmacy Technicians have representation on the Arizona State Board of Pharmacy.

Average Salary

  • $16.03/hr
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