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Florida Pharmacy Technician

 You may have some questions about becoming a Pharmacy Technician in the state of Florida, and here you’ll find some of the most common ones and the answers to those questions. Remember, the regulations will most likely be different if you live in another state, so if you are not living in Florida these questions and answers likely won’t apply to your situation. If you live in Florida, you 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 Florida?

No. Although, regulations are becoming more and more strict across the US, which means that Florida could switch to requiring certifications within the next few years. Currently licensing is required for Pharmacy Technicians in Florida, which increases the likeliness that the next change would be required certifications.

Even if you aren’t worried about the regulations changing, getting a certification prior to starting work as a Pharmacy Technician would really benefit you. Certified techs are almost guaranteed a higher entry level pay rate, as well as much more room for advancement. You’ll also notice that its must easier to get interviews will a certification under your belt.

Which Pharmacy Technician certifications are approved in Florida?

The PTCB certification is approved by the state of Florida. Keep in mind that even if you become certified, you’ll still need to complete a board approved training program for Pharmacy Technicians.

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

Yes! Licenses are required to work as a Pharmacy Tech in Florida.

What is the contact information for the Florida State Board?

4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C-04, Tallahassee, FL 32399. (850) 245-4292

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

You’ll need to fill out a written application requesting a license to work as a Pharmacy Technician. You’ll need to make sure you meet all of the requirements prior to applying for a license.

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

-        You must be at least 17 years old

-        You must have completed a board approved training program

-        You must include a photocopy of your Social Security Card

-        You must include a $55 registration fee and a $50 application fee

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

Yes, every two years you will need to re-register your license. You’ll need to include the $55 registration fee, but the application fee is not necessary when renewing.

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

Yes. You’ll need to complete a board approved training program PRIOR to receiving a license, meaning you won’t be able to do on the job training for this since you can’t even get licensed until you’re trained.