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South Dakota Pharmacy Technician

Here you’ll find the most frequently asked questions about becoming a Pharmacy Technician in the state of South Dakota. Keep in mind that the requirements vary from state to state, so if you’re not a South Dakota resident you should find the FAQ for your state. Residents of South Dakota should be able to find all of the information needed to help understand how to get started as a Pharmacy Technician in South Dakota right here.

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

Currently you do not need to be certified to work as a Pharmacy Technician in this state. It should be noted that those who possess a certification will find jobs easier, earn more money, and have a lot of more room to advance within the company they work for. Furthermore, since South Dakota already requires licensure to work as a PT, there’s a good chance required certification could be their next step.

Which Pharmacy Technician certifications are approved in South Dakota?

There are no nationally approved certifications that are state approved, however your employer will still look highly upon any certification or training you received.

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

Yes, you must have a license to work as a PT in South Dakota.

What is the contact information for the South Dakota State Board?           

3701 West 49th Street, Suite 204 Sioux Falls, SD 57106. (605) 362-2737

How do I become licensed as a Pharmacy Technician in South Dakota?

Complete all the pre-requisites and then submit a written application to the state board.

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

-        Must be employed as a Pharmacy Technician and then receive your license within 30 days of starting employment

-        Must be at least 18 years old

-        Must be in high school or in possession of a high school diploma

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

Yes, every year you must renew your license prior to October 31st, you must also include a $25 renewal fee.

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

Yes. The training will be designated by whichever pharmacist you are working for, so you don’t need to worry about scheduling this.