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New Jersey Pharmacy Technician

There’s a lot of common frequently asked questions about becoming a Pharmacy Technician in New Jersey, however, the answers to these questions change depending on the state in question. If you’re currently a resident in New Jersey, you should be able to find all of the information needed to help pursue a Pharmacy Technician career right here.

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

Currently there are no required certifications to work as a Pharmacy Technician in the state of New Jersey. However, obtaining a certification will greatly increase your chances of landing a job, as well as likely score you a higher pay-rate and really open up room for advancement in the field. Also remember, this isn’t set in stone, and the state could increase their regulations at any time so if it all possible you should pursue your certification either before getting hired or after you feel you have enough knowledge.

Which Pharmacy Technician certifications are approved in New Jersey?                                  

Both the PTCB and the ICPT certifications are approved.

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

Yes. However, you are allowed to work in pharmacy as a technician for up to 60 days while your application is being processed by the state board. You need to have a copy of your application in order to gain employment.

What is the contact information for the New Jersey State Board?

124 Halsey St Newark, NJ. (973) 504-6450

How do I become licensed as a Pharmacy Technician in New Jersey?

First, make sure you meet all of the requirements to obtain a license. Then, you can fill out a written application and mail it to the state board.

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

-        Must be at least 18 years old

-        Must have a GED or High School Diploma

-        Must include non-refundable $50 application fee

-        Must pass a background check

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

Yes, every two years. You’ll receive a form to fill out and return along with a $70 renewal fee, you have 60 days to return this form after receiving it.

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

No, there is no prior training required. Your employer will likely provide closely supervised on the job training for you if you’re a brand new pharmacy technician, this ensures that you will be able to handle the position.