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Connecticut Pharmacy Technician

Take a look at these frequently asked questions about becoming a Pharmacy Technician in the state of Connecticut. Remember though, the requirements vary from state to state, so if you are not living in Connecticut these questions and answers likely won’t be of use to you. For those living in Connecticut, you should be able to find all of the information needed to help pursue a Pharmacy Technician career below.

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

Yes, you are required to pass a certification exam through the PTCB. Many states do not require certification, but it is important to realize that it’s actually a good thing for all Pharmacy Technicians if a state requires certification. In most cases, states without this requirement have a lot of very low paying jobs that can get by with paying $9/hr because the job is a low requirement position. In states where certification is required, the average wage is much higher for the position.

Which Pharmacy Technician certifications are approved in Connecticut?

Currently the PTCB is approved by the state board of Connecticut.

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

Yes, this must be acquired through the state board of Connecticut. However, those who are certified can begin their search for employment and actually start working at the job to get a head start on training, but you must acquire your license within 30 days of being hired.

What is the contact information for the Connecticut State Board?

165 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT. (860) 713-6100.

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

You’ll need to meet the requirements set by the state board, and then submit a written application.

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

You will need to meet all of the following requirements:

-        Must be 18 years of age

-        Must possess a High School Diploma or GED

-        Must possess a PTCB certification to work as a Pharmacy Technician

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

Your license must be renewed annually to continue work as a Pharmacy Technician in the state of Connecticut.

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

There is no state assigned training, however, you’ll likely be under close supervision and trained by one of the pharmacists at whichever job you’re working at.