Massachusetts

The easiest way to become a Licensed Pharmacy Tech in Massachusetts…

Massachusetts Pharmacy Technician Average Salary: $15.66/hr

Massachusetts State Specific Requirements:

  • You must be at least 17 years old
  • Have not been convicted of a drug related felony
  • You must be enrolled in high school or have a high school diploma/GED
  • Have not been convicted of a drug related felony
  • Massachusetts does not require any additional Continuing Education during the 2 year re-certification cycle which expires on your 2nd birthday after becoming licensed and every 2nd birthday thereafter
  • The Massachusetts Board of Pharmacy requires a $60 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