Arkansas

Arkansas is one of the easiest states to become a Pharmacy Technician. While the state of Arkansas doesn’t require any formal training or certification to become a Pharmacy Tech, they do require that you submit your fingerprints and a notarized AR State Police/FBI Criminal Background Check Form. Many employers do require their technicians to be nationally certified, through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).

Arkansas Pharmacy Technician Average Salary: $12.41/hr

Arkansas State Specific Requirements:

  • You must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Complete and Submit a FBI Fingerprint Card
  • Complete an application and pay a $73.50 Initial Application Fee
  • Arkansas does not require any additional education during 2 year re-certification cycle, however, they do require a $70 Renewal Fee be paid before the expiration date of the license

Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Requirements:

  • You must be at least 18 years old
  • You must have a high school diploma or GED
  • You must have not been convicted of any felonies or drug related misdemeanors
  • Study for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE)
  • Complete the application process at PTCB.org and include, as part of the application process, pay the exam fee of $129

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 not required