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Texas Pharmacy Technician

This is a list of frequently asked questions about becoming a Pharmacy Technician in the state of Texas. Remember, the requirements are different for each state, so if you are not living in Texas this information won’t do you any good. Residents of Texas will be able to find most of the information needed to determine the best route to take on their pharmaceutical career.

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

Technically yes, however, you can work as a “Pharmacy Technician in training” for up to two years prior to getting certified.

Certified pharmacy technicians will earn more than non-certified, and also have a much easier time finding a job. Employers would much rather have certified pharmacy techs as opposed to pharmacy techs in training, so if you’re serious about this career you should really consider getting a certification before even starting your job search.

Which Pharmacy Technician certifications are approved in Texas?

The PTCB certification is state board approved in Texas.

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

Yes. You must get a license prior to starting a job as a pharmacy technician.

What is the contact information for the Texas State Board?

333 Guadalupe St. Tower #3, Suite #600 Austin, TX. (512) 305-8000

How do I become licensed as a Pharmacy Technician in Texas?

Make sure that you meet every single requirement to receive licensure in Texas, and then submit a written application to the state board.

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

-        You must have a PTCB certification if you want to become anything more than a technician in training

-        Must possess a high school diploma or GED

-        Pass a criminal background check

-        Include a fee of either $41 for technician trainees or $64 for fully licensed technicians

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

Yes, you must renew your license every two years for a fee of $80, remember, technician trainees cannot renew their licenses and must become certified and apply for the full technician license.

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

There is a training program that must be completed, this will be provided by your pharmacist so you don’t need to worry about scheduling this. Make sure you talk to your employer about this to make sure you get everything done that is needed.