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Rhode Island Pharmacy Technician

There’s a lot of common frequently asked questions about becoming a Pharmacy Technician in the state of Rhode Island. However, the requirements vary from state to state, so if you are not living in Rhode Island these questions and answers likely will not apply to your exact situation. Anyone currently living in the state of Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island?

No, it is not necessarily required, but if you do not complete alternative options you will need to acquire a certification to work as a Pharmacy Technician in Rhode Island. Basically, you’ll need to do one of four options: complete an ASHP accredited training program, complete a community college course, go through federal armed services training, or obtain a PTCB or ICPT certification.

To be completely honest, getting the certification will be the easiest route and the most beneficial. Certified technicians make more money, find jobs quicker, and are able to be promoted much easier as opposed to those who don’t get certified and took another route.

Which Pharmacy Technician certifications are approved in Rhode Island?

Both the ICPT and the PTCB certification are accepted.

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

Yes, you must possess a license in order to become employed as a Pharmacy Technician in the state of Rhode Island.

What is the contact information for the Rhode Island State Board?

3 Capitol Hill, Room 205 Providence, RI 02908. (401) 222-2837

How do I become licensed as a Pharmacy Technician in Rhode Island?

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 Rhode Island?

-        You must be at least 18 years or older

-        You must possess a high school diploma or GED, or be enrolled in high school

-        You must pass a criminal background check

-        You must include a photocopy of a valid state ID

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

Yes. You must renew your license annually, and include a renewal fee.

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

No, there is no state required training to become a Pharmacy Tech. Your pharmacist will provide you with the necessary on the job training to perform the job necessities.