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Mississippi Pharmacy Technician

For those curious about becoming a Pharmacy Tech, take a look at the frequently asked questions about becoming a Pharmacy Technician in the state of Mississippi. However, the requirements vary from state to state, so if you are not living in Mississippi, you’ll want to find the FAQ for your state. If you’re currently a Mississippi resident, read on and hopefully you’ll find all of the answers you’re looking for.

Do I need any certification to become a Pharmacy Technician in Mississippi?

For new pharmacy technicians certification is not required, however you’ll need to become certified before your first renewal is due otherwise they will not accept the renewal. Becoming certified prior to getting employed will not only speed up the employment process but also guarantee you at least a slightly higher wage and more room for promotions.

Which Pharmacy Technician certifications are approved in Mississippi?

Both the ICPT and the PTCB certifications are valid.

Am I required to have a license to become a Pharmacy Technician in Mississippi?

Yes, all technicians are required to be licensed.

What is the contact information for the Mississippi State Board?

204 Key Drive, Suite D Madison, MS 39110. (601) 605-5388

How do I become licensed as a Pharmacy Technician in Mississippi?

To become licensed, you’ll need to meet a list of pre-requisites, if you meet all of these you can go ahead and fill out a written application and send it to the state board (address listed above).

What are the requirements to apply for a license as a Pharmacy Technician in Mississippi?

-        Must be at least 18 years old

-        Must possess either a High school diploma or GED

-        Must submit finger print and background check

-        Must include $90, 50 for the application fee and 40 for a background check

-        Must pass a background check

Does my Pharmacy Technician license ever expire in the state of Mississippi?

Yes, on March 31st of every year your license will expire, you should have it renewed prior to this date to avoid any inconveniences.

Is there any training required to become a Pharmacy Technician in Mississippi?

No, there is no prior training required to become a Pharmacy Technician. Your pharmacist in charge of the pharmacy you are employed at will undoubtedly provide you with various on the job training exercises to ensure you’re comfortable in the environment.