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Idaho Pharmacy Technician

There are a lot of common frequently asked questions about becoming a Pharmacy Technician in Idaho, however, the answers to these questions change depending on the state in question. If you’re currently a resident in Idaho, you should be able to find all of the information needed to help pursue a Pharmacy Technician career right here.

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

Technically yes, however, you can work as a “Pharmacy Technician in training” for up to two years prior to getting certified. Note that anyone who was working as a Pharmacy Technician prior to July 1st, 2009, will be able to continue working without certification if they stay with the same employer. (This was due to a recent law change)

Certified pharmacy technicians will earn more than non-certified, and also have a much easier time finding a job. Employers would much rather have certified pharmacy techs as opposed to pharmacy techs in training, so if you’re serious about this career you should really consider getting a certification before even starting your job search.

Which Pharmacy Technician certifications are approved in Idaho?

Both the ICPT certification and the PTCB certification are approved by the state board.

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

Yes, Idaho requires that all pharmacy technicians be licensed by the state board.

What is the contact information for the Idaho State Board?

1199 Shoreline Lane, Ste. 303 Boise, ID. (205) 981-2280

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

If you meet all of the designated requirements to become licensed, you can submit a written application to the state board (contact info listed above). If you’re approved you’ll receive your license and can start working as a PT in training, or a full-fledged Pharmacy Technician if you’re certified.

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

-        Must be 18 years of age or older

-        Must possess a High School Diploma or GED

-        Must include a $64.25 application fee along with your application

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

Yes, licenses for Pharmacy Techs expire annually and must be renewed to avoid termination of employment.

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

There is no prior training required to work as a Pharmacy Technician, however you’ll likely undergo some on the job training once you start working. Certified technicians will be able to bypass a lot of the training since they’ll already know a lot of what they’re doing.