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Indiana Pharmacy Technician

Here you’ll find the most frequently asked questions about becoming a Pharmacy Technician in the state of Indiana. Keep in mind that the requirements vary from state to state, so if you’re not an Indiana resident you should find the FAQ for your state. Residents of Indiana should be able to find all of the information needed to help understand how to get started as a Pharmacy Technician in Indiana right here.

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

Currently you do not need to be certified to work as a Pharmacy Technician in this state. It should be noted that those who possess a certification will find jobs easier, earn more money, and have a lot of more room to advance within the company they work for. Furthermore, since Indiana already requires licensure to work as a PT, there’s a good chance required certification could be their next step.

Which Pharmacy Technician certifications are approved in Indiana?

Both the ICPT and the PTCB certifications are approved.

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

Yes, but it is a bit complicated. First, you’ll need to be hired at a pharmacy where you’ll have 30 days to acquire a “technician-in-training” certificate which lasts for one year. Once a year has passed, you’ll need to apply for a full license but ONLY after you’ve completed a board approved training program. If you don’t complete a program, you can’t renew the training license.

What is the contact information for the Indiana State Board?

402 West Washington Street, Room W072 Indianapolis, Indiana. (317) 234-2067

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

You’ll need to submit a written application, as well as meet a few various requirements before your application will be accepted for licensure.

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

-        Must be 18 years or older

-        Must have a high school diploma or GED

-        Must have no felony convictions related to controlled substances

-        Must complete a board approved training program, unless applying as a technician in training

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

Yes, every even numbered year your license will expire on the 30th of June. There is a $25 renewal fee for renewing your license.

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

Yes, as stated above you’ll need to complete a board approved training program prior to receiving your full license. Additionally you’ll likely undergo some on the job training for your pharmacist at whatever job you end up working.