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Arizona Pharmacy Technician

Below you can find the most common frequently asked questions about becoming a Pharmacy Technician in the state of Arizona. It is important to remember, the requirements are different for each state, so if you are not living in Arizona these questions and answers likely will not apply to your exact situation. Anyone currently living in the state of Arizona should be able to find all of the information needed to help pursue a Pharmacy Technician career.

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

Currently there are no required certifications to work as a Pharmacy Technician in the state of Arizona. However, obtaining a certification will greatly increase your chances of landing a job, as well as likely score you a higher pay-rate and really open up room for advancement in the field. Also remember, this isn’t set in stone, and the state could increase their regulations at any time so if it all possible you should pursue your certification either before getting hired or after you feel you have enough knowledge.

Which Pharmacy Technician certifications are approved in Arizona?

Currently, the only certification that is approved in Arizona is the PTCB.                   

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

Yes, all Pharmacy Technicians in Arizona are required to be licensed by the state board. Contact information for the Arizona State board is: 1700 W. Washington Street, Suite 250, Phoenix, AZ. (602) 771-2727.

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

You will need to submit a written application to the Arizona State Board with a request to become a Pharmacy Technician in Arizona. Make sure you meet all of the requirements to avoid wasting the application fee.

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

There are a few different requirements that must be met by an individual before they can even request a license to become a Pharmacy Tech in Arizona. Make sure you meet ALL of the following requirements before applying:

-        Must be a resident of the state of Arizona

-        Must possess a High School Diploma or something equivalent

-        Must disclose any misdemeanor charges or felony charges on the application. Do not try to hide any of this, you’ll be found out and it won’t be good for your application.

-        Must include a $46 application fee

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

Yes, your license will expire every two years and you will need to renew it in order to continue working as a Pharmacy Technician in Arizona.

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

Yes, but this is usually conducted by your pharmacist after you’ve been hired and licensed and will vary from job to job.