New York State

(updated 03/20/2021)

NEW New York Pharmacy Technician Requirements:

  • goes into effect April 25th, 2021
  • You must be 18 years or older
  • You must have a High School Degree or equivalent
  • You must be nationally certified (PTCB)

Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Requirements:

Pathway 1: A PTCB-Recognized Education/Training Program

Pathway 2: A minimum of 500 hours of work experience as a pharmacy technician.

  • Full disclosure of all criminal and State Board of Pharmacy registration or licensure actions
  • Compliance with all applicable PTCB Certification policies
  • Study and pass the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE)
  • Complete the application process at 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

New York Pharmacy Technician Average Salary: $17.21/hr