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Minnesota Pharmacy Technician

There’s a lot of common frequently asked questions about becoming a Pharmacy Technician in the state of Minnesota. However, the requirements vary from state to state, so if you are not living in Minnesota these questions and answers likely will not apply to your exact situation. Anyone currently living in the state of Minnesota should be able to find all of the information needed to help pursue a Pharmacy Technician career.

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

No, currently the state of Minnesota does not require certification for any employed pharmacy technicians. However, those who plan to make a career out of this are highly encouraged to become certified, and if you are going to do it eventually you’ll be better off doing it sooner than later.

If you’re certified before you begin your job search, you’ll not only find a job much faster but you’ll also get a higher pay rate, even at an entry-level position. Certified technicians are guaranteed to have much more room for advancement within the company than on-certified.

Which Pharmacy Technician certifications are approved in Minnesota?

Currently both the PTCB and the ICPT certifications are approved by the state board.

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

Yes, licensure is required in the state of Minnesota to become a technician.

What is the contact information for the Minnesota State Board?

2829 University Ave. SE #530 Minneapolis, MN 55414. (651) 201-2825

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

You’ll need to meet all of the necessary state requirements for a pharmacy technician, as well as submit a written application.

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

-        You must be 18 years of age (this was changed from 16 in Jan. 2012)

-        You must possess a high school diploma or GED

-        You must include a $35 non-refundable application fee

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

Yes, it must be renewed before the 1st of every year, there is a $20 fee for renewal.

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

As of Jan. 2013, technicians must complete some form of state approved training, including but not limited to: nation certification, military training, or 480 college/training facility hours of training.