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Colorado Pharmacy Technician

Most people looking to dive into the Pharmacy Technician career have some frequently asked questions about becoming a Pharmacy Technician in the state of Colorado. Remember that the requirements vary depending on the state you live in, so if you are not a Colorado resident, these questions and answers likely will be inaccurate. For those who are Colorado residents, you should be able to find all of the information needed to help get started on a Pharmacy Technician career right here.

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

The short answer is no. However, it is highly recommended that you work towards one of the available certifications in Colorado once you’ve been hired, or even before. Despite the fact that it is not required, it will greatly improve your chances of finding a job quickly, as well as score you a higher pay rate in most cases and definitely open up advancement opportunities wherever you’re working.

Also, some states are working towards increased regulations for Pharmacy Technicians, this could likely happen in Colorado as well so it is best to be prepared.

Which Pharmacy Technician certifications are approved in Colorado?

Currently both the ICPT and the PTCB are approved by the state board in Colorado.

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

No, there is no license required in the state of Colorado for Pharmacy Techs.

What is the contact information for the Colorado State Board?

1560 Broadway, Suite 1310 Denver, CO 80202. Phone: (303) 894-7800.

Are Pharmacy Technicians in the state of Colorado regulated?

Unfortunately no, at this time they are not regulated. Colorado is actually one of the most laid back states in the country in regards to Pharmacy Technician standards.

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

No, however, your pharmacist(s) will likely have some on the job training to help you become accustomed to the role. Make sure if you manage to land a job as a PT in Colorado without any certifications that you ask a lot of questions and pay very close attention to any training provided.

The role of the Pharmacy Technician is extremely important, and even though the state hasn’t quite given it the proper training regulations it deserves you should know you’re dealing with powerful medication that can affect people’s lives.