New York Pharmacy Tech Requirements

Updated 11/27/22

  • be of good moral character;
  • be at least 18 years of age;
  • have completed high school or its equivalent, as determined by the Department; and
  • have received certification from a nationally accredited pharmacy technician certification program acceptable to the Department..
  • The fee for licensure and first registration is $175.
  • To meet the certification requirements for licensure as a registered pharmacy technician in New York State, you must receive certification from the PTCB or NHA.

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

New York Pharmacy Technician Average Salary: $18.71/hr