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Kentucky Pharmacy Technician

Many of frequently asked questions about becoming a Pharmacy Technician in the state of Kentucky are asked by those interested in the field. It is important to realize that Kentucky’s state laws and regulations will differ from another state’s. Anyone currently living in the state of Kentucky will find the information below to be accurate, but non-residents will need to find their home state’s FAQ.

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

No, Kentucky does not required that Pharmacy Technicians be certified. However, you’re going to be much better off if you do earn a certification. Certified technicians are pretty much guaranteed faster employment, more money, and much more room for advancement compared to non-certified techs.

Which Pharmacy Technician certifications are approved in Kentucky?

The ICPT certification and the PTCB certification are both approved.

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

Yes. You are able to work in a pharmacy for up to 30 days before your license is absolutely required.

What is the contact information for the Kentucky State Board?

State Office Building Annex, Ste 300 125 Holmes Street Frankfort, KY 40601. (502) 564-7910

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

You’ll need to make sure you meet all of the requirements to become licensed, and then send in a written application to the state board.

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

-        You must be at least 16 years old or older

-        You must be in high school, or in possession of a high school diploma or GED

-        You must provide a $25 application fee, non-refundable

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

Yes, on March 31st of every year you’ll need to submit an application to renew your license, as well as pay a $25 renewal fee every year.

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

No, there is no prior training required by the state of Kentucky to become licensed or employed as a Pharmacy Technician. Your pharmacist will likely go over a few weeks of on the job training with close supervision to ensure you are comfortable.