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Arkansas Pharmacy Technician

In the state of Arkansas, there are a lot of questions about becoming licensed, certified, and employed as a pharmacy technician. These regulations are designated specifically by the state, not by any federal government entities, meaning the information listed below will not be of use to anyone who doesn’t live in the state of Arkansas.

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

No, there is no specific certification requirement to work as a Pharmacy Technician in the state of Arkansas. However, obtaining a certification would greatly benefit anyone looking to pursue a career in this position.

What are the benefits of becoming certified?

Certified technicians will gain a lot of benefits over non-certified, but there are three major ones you should consider. Technicians who are certified will immediately jump to the front of the application list and land interviews more easily. They will also receive more money than non-certified technicians, and also will have more room to grow within the company due to their certifications.

Which Pharmacy Technician certifications are approved in Arkansas?

The state of Arkansas approves the PTCB certification.

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

Yes, all individuals who wish to work as a PT will need to receive licensure from the state board of Arkansas.

What is the contact information for the Arkansas State Board?

322 South Main Street, Suite 600 Little Rock, AR 72201. (501) 682-0190

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

The first step is to look at the list of requirements for the position in the state, carefully read through all of them and compare them to your situation. If you happen to meet all of the requirements, you can then submit a written application to the state board of Arkansas. However, if you do not meet the requirements you’ll need to make sure you complete ALL of them prior to submitting an application.

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

-        You must complete a criminal background check

-        You must be 18 years of age or older

-        You must possess a high school diploma or GED, OR be currently enrolled in high school

-        You must submit a photocopy of a valid state ID

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

Yes. Your license will expire on December 31st on every odd numbered year. You need to make sure you renew your license prior to this date in order to avoid any inconveniences.

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

There is no state designated training required, however, your pharmacist will likely have you participate in a couple weeks of on the job training to make sure you know what you’re doing in the position.