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Georgia Pharmacy Technician

For those curious about becoming a Pharmacy Tech, take a look at the frequently asked questions about becoming a Pharmacy Technician in the state of Georgia. However, the requirements vary from state to state, so if you are not living in Georgia, you’ll want to find the FAQ for your state. If you’re currently a Georgia resident, read on and hopefully you’ll find all of the answers you’re looking for.

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

Currently no, Georgia does not require certification to work as a Pharmacy Technician. Those who become certified will have a much easier time finding work however, not to mention they’ll also earn much more than technicians who aren’t certified. The room for advancement also really opens up with certification, those who choose not to are essentially stuck in whatever position they are hired as without many raises.

Since Georgia is a state that requires Pharmacy Technicians to be licensed, it would not be a stretch to assume they’d require certifications eventually.

Which Pharmacy Technician certifications are approved in Georgia?

The PTCB certification is approved by the state board.

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

Yes, you must acquire a license prior to starting work as a Pharmacy Technician.

What is the contact information for the Georgia State Board?

237 Coliseum Drive Macon, GA 31217. (478) 207-2440

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

The process for becoming licensed begins with ensuring you meet all of the requirements set by the state board. Once you’ve completed all of the requirements, you can submit a written application and if everything checks out you’ll receive your license and can start working as a Pharmacy Technician!

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

-        Must be 17 years of age or older

-        Must pass a criminal history background check

-        Must include a $100 application fee

-        A high school diploma is not required if you are currently enrolled in high school, however if you dropped out of school and did not receive a diploma or GED you cannot receive a license.

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

Yes, you must renew your license on every odd numbered year.

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

There is no prior training required to apply for licensure, or to even be hired as a Pharmacy Technician. However, whatever job you end up in will likely require you to work under very close supervision by the pharmacist and essentially receive some on the job training.