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Louisiana Pharmacy Technician

There is a lot of common frequently asked questions about becoming a Pharmacy Technician in the state of Louisiana. Keep in mind, the requirements vary from state to state, so if you are not living in Louisiana these questions and answers likely won’t be of any use to you. Those currently living in the state of Louisiana should be able to find all of the information needed to help pursue a Pharmacy Technician career below in the FAQ.

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

Yes, pharmacy technicians are required to have a certification in order to be employed. Because of this, the average salary of a pharmacy technician is much higher in Louisiana as opposed to other states. However, it is tougher to land a job since everyone who is applying is also certified.

Which Pharmacy Technician certifications are approved in Louisiana?

The PTCB certification is the only approved certification in Louisiana.

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

Yes, all pharmacy technicians in the state of Louisiana are required to be both licensed and certified. Furthermore, you’ll need to complete state board approved training and education within 18 months of being licensed or you won’t be able to renew.

What is the contact information for the Louisiana State Board?

3388 Brentwood Drive Baton Rouge, LA 70809. (225) 925-6499

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

You’ll need to first meet all of the pre-requisites, and then you can submit a written application to the state board of Louisiana and wait for approval.

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

-        You must be 18 years or older

-        You must have a high school diploma or GED

-        You must pass a background check

-        You must show proof that you are ENROLLED in a pharmacy technician training program, or have passed a program

-        You must show proof of certification

-        You must include an application fee of $100

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

Every year on June 30th your license will expire, so make sure you renew before this date, you must include a $50 fee for renewal as well.

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

Yes, you need to acquire 600 “practical hours”, with 200 of those hours being associated with a training program. Your pharmacist will likely provide you with some on the job training for that specific pharmacy.