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Missouri Pharmacy Technician

This is a list of frequently asked questions about becoming a Pharmacy Technician in the state of Missouri. Remember, the requirements are different for each state, so if you are not living in Missouri this information won’t do you any good. Residents of Missouri will be able to find most of the information needed to determine the best route to take on their pharmaceutical career.

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

No, Missouri does not require any certification for individuals to become employed as a Pharmacy Technician. Keep in mind that certified technicians are going to be open to a lot more benefits than non-certified, so you may want to consider pursuing a certification prior to seeking employment.

Being certified will not only speed up the process of finding a job, but it is factual that pharmacy technicians who have a certification earn more than those who don’t have certifications. Also, for those who choose to skip getting certified, whatever job they end up is probably the end of the road for this career for them. Getting certified will help you make a long, successful career out of the Pharmaceutical field.

Which Pharmacy Technician certifications are approved in Missouri?

The PTCB is state board approved in Missouri.

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

Yes, all pharmacy technicians in the state of Missouri must be licensed.

What is the contact information for the Missouri State Board?

3605 Missouri Boulevard Jefferson City, MO 65109. (573) 751-0091

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

You’ll need to meet all of the state designated requirements for licensed technicians, and then fill out a written application to be submitted to the state board.

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

-        Consent to and complete a finger print check and criminal background check

-        Include an official ID photo

-        Include minimum of $35 for an application fee, you may need to include more depending on the background check cost

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

No. The state of Missouri is one of the very few states that do not require renewal of Pharmacy Technician licenses.

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

There is no prior training required to become employed or licensed in Missouri, once you’ve received your license you’re free to start seeking employment. Most pharmacists will give you a few days to weeks of on the job training under close supervision to make sure you’re up for the job.