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Michigan Pharmacy Technician

There are a few frequently asked questions about becoming a Pharmacy Technician in the state of Michigan. However, these answers below are specific to the state of Michigan, those who reside in another state will not apply to this information. Anyone living in Michigan interested in becoming a Pharmacy Technician should read on and pay close attention to make the ride as smooth as possible.

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

No, there is no certification required to become employed as a Pharmacy Technician in the state of Michigan. However, you’d be much better off if you did become certified for many different reasons. First of all, you’ll instantly jump head of most other applicants who are not certified, giving you a better chance of scoring a job faster.

On top of that certified techs make more than non-certified – even at an entry level position. Beyond these reasons you should still consider that certified techs have a lot of room to advance within the company they work for.

Which Pharmacy Technician certifications are approved in Michigan?

The PTCB certification is approved by the state of Michigan.

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

No, Michigan is one of the few states to not require licensure to work as a Pharmacy Technician.

What is the contact information for the Michigan State Board?

611 W Ottawa, First Floor PO Box 30670 Lansing, MI 48909. (517) 335-0918

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

No. The state does not require any prior training to become a Pharmacy Technician. However, if you do become employed in the position your pharmacist will likely have you undergo some on the job training, likely this will be bypassed for the most part if you are certified.