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Montana Pharmacy Technician

In the state of Montana, there are a lot of questions about becoming licensed, certified, and employed as a pharmacy technician. These regulations are designated specifically by the state, not by any federal government entities, meaning the information listed below will not be of use to anyone who doesn’t live in the state of Montana.

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

Yes, pharmacy technicians are required to have a certification in order to be employed. Because of this, the average salary of a pharmacy technician is much higher in Montana as opposed to other states. However, it is tougher to land a job since everyone who is applying is also certified.

There is an alternative to this, you may work as a pharmacy technician if you become licensed, and then after you become employed you have 18 months to acquire either the PTCB or ICPT certification and show proof of this on your next renewal.

Which Pharmacy Technician certifications are approved in Montana?

Both the PTCB and ICPT are approved

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

Yes, all pharmacy technicians in the state of Montana are required to be both licensed and certified. Furthermore, you’ll need to complete a national certification program within 18 months of being licensed or you won’t be able to renew.

What is the contact information for the Montana State Board?

301 South Park, 4th Floor P.O. Box 200513. E-mail: dlibsdpha@mt.gov

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

You’ll need to meet the requirements set by the state board, and then submit a written application.

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

-        Must be 18 years of age

-        Must possess a High School Diploma or GED

-        Must complete a criminal background check

-        Must possess a PTCB or ICPT certification to renew licensure

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

Yes, your license will expire biennially. Remember, by the time of your first renewal you’ll need to have completed one of the two nationally certified certification programs.

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

There is no state assigned training, however, you’ll likely be under close supervision and trained by one of the pharmacists at whichever job you’re working at.