Maine Pharmacy Technician Requirements and Regulations

The Maine Board of Pharmacy oversees the licensing of pharmacy technicians in Maine. Technicians must complete a required training program and obtain certification. 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 Maine 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: Data not specified.

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 for the Pharmacy Technician Advanced designation but not for standard pharmacy technicians.

Background Checks

  • Candidates must undergo a thorough criminal background check, which costs $21.

Registration and Licensing

  • Yes, registration with the Maine State Board of Pharmacy is required.
  • Non-refundable application fee: $25.
  • Annual renewal fee: $25.
  • Candidates must complete 600 hours of practical experience with a licensed pharmacist.
  • Candidates have up to 18 months from the date of registration to pass the PTCB exam.

Continuing Education Requirements

  • Pharmacy Technician Advanced must complete continuous education to maintain their license.
  • 10 hours of board-approved continuing education (CE) each year.

Technician Representation on Board

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

Average Salary

  • $13.85/hr
Share your love