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Kansas Pharmacy Technician

There’s few very frequently asked questions about becoming a Pharmacy Technician in the state of Kansas, or any state for that matter. However, the requirements vary from state to state, so if you are not living in Kansas this FAQ may not apply to your situation. Anyone who lives in Kansas should be able to find all of the information needed to help pursue a Pharmacy Technician career in this FAQ.

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

Kansas does not require certification. Even though you can get by without it, you’ll be better off if you obtain a certificate once you’ve been working for a while or better yet before you even start. Applicants with certifications will immediately jump to the front of the line for an interview since most applicants won’t have them.

Certified Pharmacy Technicians also receive a much higher rate of pay in most cases, and they have much more room for advancement as opposed to non-certs. You also eliminate the risk of Kansas changing the regulations to require certifications, in which case you wouldn’t be inconvenienced whatsoever.

Which Pharmacy Technician certifications are approved in Kansas?

Both the PTCB and the ICPT certifications are valid in the state of Kansas.

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

Yes, Kansas requires all job seekers to be licensed before they can begin employment in a pharmacy.

What is the contact information for the Kansas State Board?

800 SW Jackson Street, Suite 1414 Topeka, Kansas 66612. (785) 296-4056

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

You’ll need to submit a written application to the state board.

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

-        Must be 18 years or older

-        Must include $25 non-refundable application fee

-        Must pass a 20 question exam with a 75% or higher score within 30 days of receiving licensure

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

Every odd numbered year you’ll need to renew your license by October 31st. You’ll receive a form in the mail to fill out and send back along with another $25 fee for renewal.

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

There is no prior training required to become licensed or employed as a Pharmacy Technician, but your employer will likely have some on the job training to help you get acquainted to the environment.