Arizona

(updated 01/21/2021)

Arizona is one of the many states that require that you have a Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Certification before gaining a license to work as a Pharmacy Technician. In addition, they require that you present a copy of your U.S. Birth Certificate or Employment Authorization Card. They require renewal with the board of pharmacy every 2 years (similar to the requirement of the PTCB). The CE’s earned for the PTCB requirement can be used for the state requirement. Note: Arizona requires one additional continuing education hour to be in Pharmacy Law.

Arizona Pharmacy Technician Average Salary: $17.39/hr

Arizona State Specific Requirements:

  • You must be at least 18 years old
  • You must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Submit an application and application fee ($82) to the pharmacy board.
  • Obtain 20 hours of continuing education with 2 hours of which in Pharmacy Law every 2 years.

Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Requirements:

Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Continuing Education Requirements:

  • Obtain 20 hours of Continuing Education (CE) during 2 year re-certification cycle
  • 1 hour must be in Pharmacy Law, 1 hour must be in Patient Safety
  • All Continuing Education must be Tech-Specific
  • The PTCB Re-certification Fee is $40 and is payable to the PTCB every 2 years
  • PTCB Certification required