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Hawaii Pharmacy Technician

This is a list of frequently asked questions about becoming a Pharmacy Technician in the state of Hawaii. Remember, the requirements are different for each state, so if you are not living in Hawaii this information won’t do you any good. Residents of Hawaii will be able to find most of the information needed to determine the best route to take on their pharmaceutical career.

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

Currently the state of Hawaii does not require any certification to work as a Pharmacy Technician.

What is the purpose of getting a certification?

Despite the fact that Hawaii doesn’t require certification, it would still be a huge benefit to have it for many different reasons. First of all, finding a job is going to be very easy if you have a certification in a state that doesn’t require certifications, you’ll immediately jump ahead the majority of other applicants. Certified Pharmacy Technicians also earn much more than non-certified, and they have much more room for advancement.

Could certifications be required at a later time?

This is definitely a possibility, but not as likely in states like Hawaii that do not even require a license. Usually only states that require licensure will then take the next step and require certification, but Hawaii is one of the most lenient states when it comes to Pharmacy Technician regulations.

Which Pharmacy Technician certifications are approved in Hawaii?

The PTCB certification is approved by the state board of Hawaii.

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

Currently Hawaii does not require any license to work as a Pharmacy Technician. This could change, but it doesn’t look very likely as Hawaii is extremely lax on regulations for many different professions, including Pharmacy Technicians.

What is the contact information for the Hawaii State Board?

PO Box 3469 Honolulu, HI 96801. (808) 586-2694

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

There is no prior training required for one to work as a Pharmacy Technician in the state of Hawaii. You’ll likely receive some on the job training before you’re able to work a bit more freely without direct supervision. Certified pharmacy technicians can usually bypass most of the training since they’ll already possess good knowledge of the Pharmacy Tech job duties.