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Maine Pharmacy Technician

Here is a list of frequently asked questions about becoming a Pharmacy Technician in the state of Maine. The requirements vary from state to state, so non-Maine residents will not apply to any of the answers below. If you live in Maine, 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 Maine?

No, regular Pharmacy Technicians do not need to become certified in the state of Maine. However, there is an advanced pharmacy technician title that can only be obtained by those who have been certified. Additionally, certified technicians will not only have the opportunity to become an advanced technician, but they usually make more money at entry level as well.

Which Pharmacy Technician certifications are approved in Maine?

The PTCB certification is valid in Maine.

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

Yes, all technicians are required to be licensed.

What is the contact information for the Maine State Board?

35 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333. (207) 624-8603

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

You’ll need to first make sure you meet all of the designated requirements by the state board, then you can submit a written application. If everything checks out, you’ll receive your license shortly after.

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

-        You must be 18 years of age or older

-        You must possess a high school diploma or GED

-        You must include a $46 fee, 21 for a background check and 25 for an application fee

-        You must pass a criminal background check

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

Yes, every year on December 31st your license will expire. If you do not renew your license on or before this date you will likely be terminated from employment.

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

There is no state required training prior to becoming employed as a Pharmacy Technician in the state of Maine, however, your pharmacist at whatever job you end up in will have to document on the job training to keep on record for the state.