New Jersey Pharmacy Tech Requirements

Updated 11/27/22

New Jersey requires that you have passed the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Exam to practice as a Pharmacy Tech in New Jersey. In order to take that exam, you’ll need to complete a prerequisite course, like ours – 123CPhT.

  • Go to and click on ‘Create an account for a Person’ on the left hand side of the screen. Enter your last name, zero in the license number field and zero in the registration code field and choose ‘Search’
  • Enter all of your demographic information (including full legal name) and then choose a User ID and password (write this information down, you may need it later). If the information is accepted the next screen will prompt you to login
  • Choose your profession, license type, obtained by and then select ‘Start Application’
  • If you wish to apply as a Certified Pharmacy Technician then you must upload a copy of the actual certificate.
  • Go through each menu item on the left hand side of the screen until all items are checked off and completed in its entirety. If any panel is not completed in its entirety then your application will not be processed without requesting further information from you via email. This will slow down the process

New Jersey State Specific Requirements:

  • You must be at least 18 years old
  • You must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Complete the application online application ($70 Fee)

New Jersey Pharmacy Technician Average Salary: $17.87/hr

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