Maine

Maine is one of the few states that require you to be employed before submitting an application to become a Pharmacy Technician. Maine is one of the few states that have an Advanced Pharmacy Technician designation. In order to qualify for the “Advanced” designation, you must submit the application to the Maine Board of Pharmacy as well as be PTCB (Pharmacy Technician Certification Board) Certified.

Maine Pharmacy Technician Average Salary: $12.57/hr

Maine State Specific Requirements:

  • You must be at least 18 years old
  • You must have a high school diploma or GED
  • You must disclose any convictions you have ever had
  • Submit an application with a one-time registration fee of $41, and mail to 35 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0035
  • Renew license by December 31st of each year (regardless of the date issued) for $25, you must certify employment at time of renewal. Maine assesses a $50 late fee after license expiration

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