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North Carolina Pharmacy Technician

You may have some questions about becoming a Pharmacy Technician in the state of North Carolina, and here you’ll find some of the most common ones and the answers to those questions. Remember, the regulations will most likely be different if you live in another state, so if you are not living in North Carolina these questions and answers likely won’t apply to your situation. If you live in North Carolina, you 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 North Carolina?

Currently there are no required certifications to work as a Pharmacy Technician in the state of North Carolina. 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 North Carolina?

Currently only the PTCB certification is state board approved.

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

Yes, all pharmacy technicians must be licensed in order to work in a pharmacy.

What is the contact information for the North Carolina State Board?

6015 Farrington Road, Suite 201 Chapel Hill, NC 27517. (919) 246-1050

How do I become licensed as a Pharmacy Technician in North Carolina?

You must meet all of the state designated requirements and then submit a written application to the state board.

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

-        Must be 18 years or older

-        Must possess a high school diploma or GED

-        Must include a non-refundable $30 application fee

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

Yes, you must renew prior to December 31st and include a $30 renewal fee.

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

No, there is no state designated training required. However, your pharmacist is going to provide you with on the job training so you don’t feel lost going into a new job.