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Vermont Pharmacy Technician

There’s few very frequently asked questions about becoming a Pharmacy Technician in the state of Vermont, or any state for that matter. However, the requirements vary from state to state, so if you are not living in Vermont this FAQ may not apply to your situation. Anyone who lives in Vermont should be able to find all of the information needed to help pursue a Pharmacy Technician career in this FAQ.

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

No, the state does not require that pharmacy technicians have any type of certification. However, there are quite a few employers in the state of Vermont that will require you have a certification. Additionally, you’ll want to consider the fact that certified technicians earn much more than non-certified, and they will have a much easier time finding a job and becoming promoted within that company.

Which Pharmacy Technician certifications are approved in Vermont?

None are officially state approved, but employers will still highly value any candidates who are in possession of a certification.

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

Yes, you are required to obtain a state board issued license in order to work as a Pharmacy Technician in the state of Vermont.

What is the contact information for the Vermont State Board?

National Life Building – FL #2 Montpelier, VT. (802) 828-2373

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

The first step is to look at the state’s designated list of requirements to become licensed. Make sure you read everything over carefully and that you meet all of these requirements to their full extent. If you do, you can then get an application and fill it out, then send it to the state board for approval.

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

-        Must be at least 18 years of age or older

-        Must have a high school diploma or GED. Alternatively, you can be enrolled in high school and working towards this

-        Must pass a criminal background check and have nothing related to controlled substances on your record

-        Must include a non-refundable application fee of $50

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

Yes. Your license in the state of Vermont will expire on July 31st every odd numbered year. If you renew prior to the 90 day mark before your license expires, you will not have to pay a renewal fee.

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

No, there is no state required training to work as a PT in Vermont. Your employer will likely require that you partake in some sort of on the job training to make sure you’re able to perform the necessary duties of the job.