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West Virginia Pharmacy Technician

People have many FAQs about becoming a Pharmacy Tech in the state of West Virginia. Remember, the requirements vary from state to state, so if you are not living in West Virginia these questions and answers likely will not apply to your exact situation. Anyone currently living in the state of West Virginia should be able to find all of the information needed to help pursue a Pharmacy Technician career below.

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

No, individuals are not required to be certified as a PT if they are able to complete on the job training through the pharmacy they are employed at, and then pass a state approved exam. For those who are certified, they can bypass any on the job training as well as avoid having to take the state’s exam. Furthermore, certified technicians are able to find jobs much quicker than non-certified, and they are almost guaranteed a higher rate of pay and chance of promotion.

Which Pharmacy Technician certifications are approved in West Virginia?

The PTCB certification is state board approved.

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

Yes, all pharmacy technicians must be licensed to work in the state of West Virginia.

What is the contact information for the West Virginia State Board?

106 Capitol Street Suite 100 Charleston, WV 25301. (304) 558-0558

How do I become licensed as a Pharmacy Technician in West Virginia?

You must meet every requirement designated by the state of West Virginia. Once you’ve done that, you may submit a written application to the state board which will result in a license for you if approved.

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

-        You must be at least 18 years of age

-        You must pass a criminal background check

-        You must possess a high school diploma or GED

-        You must include a $100 application fee, non-refundable

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

Yes, your license every year on June 30th. You must ensure you have renewed your license prior to this date in order to avoid the inconvenience of an employment hold or in a worst case scenario, termination of employment.

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

Yes, you’ll need to complete 20 hours of on the job training, this training must be closely supervised by your pharmacist and documented in order to report to the state.