Arizona Pharmacy Tech Requirements

Updated 05/06/2024

Arizona is one of the many states that REQUIRES that you have Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Certification (CPhT) before gaining a license to work as a Pharmacy Technician. In addition, the board requires 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.

Alternatively, you may choose to become an AZ Pharmacy Technician Trainee. We don’t recommend this path as you will be paid less, your employment will be contingent on eventually becoming Certified down the road, there’s more waiting, and more licensing fees. It’s just not worth it when you can pass our course, pass the PTCB Exam, gain your CPhT and take a faster route to a higher wage.

Arizona Pharmacy Technician make $21.76/hr

Arizona State Specific Requirements:

  • You must be at least 18 years old
  • You must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Submit an application and application fee ($82) to the pharmacy board with a copy of a valid AZ fingerprint clearance card.
  • 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