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New York Pharmacy Technician

Here is a list of frequently asked questions about becoming a Pharmacy Technician in the state of New York. The requirements vary from state to state, so those who aren’t New York residents will not apply to any of the answers below. If you live in New York, 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 York?

As of right now New York doesn’t require Pharmacy Technicians to be certified. However, technicians who do get certified or receive some sort of extra training will likely get hired much faster and receive more money even at entry level. There is also the factor that states are able to change their standards for Pharmacy Technicians, and in-fact, a lot of states who previously didn’t require certification are starting to convert.

Getting a head start will really help you avoid any major inconveniences of trying to obtain your certification while working, but the choice is ultimately up to you. New York currently does not require even a license to become a Pharmacy Technician, so it’s unlikely they would make the jump to requiring certifications anytime soon.

Which Pharmacy Technician certifications are approved in New York?

The PTCB certification is approved by the state board.

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

No, the state of New York is one of the few states in America that does not require licensure for their Pharmacy Technicians.

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

State Education Building 89 Washington Avenue, Room 201 Albany, NY 12234. (518) 474-3817

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

There is no prior training required for pharmacy technicians in the state of New York. If you get a job at a pharmacy, your pharmacist will likely provide you with the necessary on the job training.