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Maryland Pharmacy Technician

Many frequently asked questions about becoming a Pharmacy Technician in the state of Maryland will begin to surface for inquiring job-seekers. Always remember that the requirements vary from state to state in regards to regulations for Pharmacy Technicians. If you don’t live in Maryland, you should find the FAQ designated for your home state to make sure the information is 100% accurate.

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

No. Maryland does not require technicians to be certified, however there’s plenty of benefits to becoming certified before getting employed. First of all, something specific to Maryland, is that non-certified pharmacy technicians must undergo 160 hours of supervised training before become a full Pharmacy Technician.

You should also weigh the other benefits such as vastly improved chances of landing interviews and ultimately job positions. In addition to that, as a certified technician you’ll make more money than a non-certified one, as well as have the opportunity for promotions.

Which Pharmacy Technician certifications are approved in Maryland?

Both the ICPT and the PTCB certification programs are approved.

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

Yes, all pharmacy technicians in the state of Maryland much be licensed.

What is the contact information for the Maryland State Board?

201 West Preston Street Baltimore, MD 21201. (410) 767-6500

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

You’ll need to meet a list of requirements and then submit a written application to the state board (contact information above).

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

-        Must be 17 years of age or older

-        Must be enrolled in high school or in possession of a high school diploma or GED

-        Must include a $45 application fee, non-refundable

-        Must pass a criminal background check, which requires an additional $38 fee

-        Must provide proof of either certification or proof of a 160 hour training program completed

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

Yes, technician’s licenses expire on the last day of their birth month, and must be renewed prior to that date. The renewal fee is $45.

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

Yes, you’ll need to complete 160 hours of training prior to becoming licensed if you are not certified. After becoming employed, you have two years to complete 10 hours of training that is board approved.