Colorado

(updated 01/21/2021)

Under new state law, pharmacy technicians must obtain a certification from the State Board of Pharmacy (Board) by August 29, 2020. This means pharmacy technicians in Colorado cannot practice on or after August 29, 2020, without certification or a provisional certification from the Board. Governor Jared Polis signed the bill HB19-1242 – Regulate Pharmacy Technicians on June 3, 2019.

Colorado  Pharmacy Technician Average Salary: $18.27/hr

Colorado State Requirements:

  • Pass the PTCB Exam (see below)
  • Read and write the English language
  • Attest to a criminal background check
    • You must have not been convicted of any felonies or drug related misdemeanors
  • Submit online application and pay $57 fee

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