Rhode Island

Rhode Island is one of the few states that require you to be employed before submitting an application to become a “Registered Pharmacy Technician” in Rhode Island. They classify Pharmacy Technicians in two levels (I & II)

Rhode Island State Specific Requirements:

  • You must have a high school diploma or GED
  • You must not be charged or convicted of a felony under any state or federal law and be of good moral character
  • Complete an application with an application fee of $25, and mail to: Room 205, 3 Capitol Hill, Providence, RI 02908-5097

Rhode Island Pharmacy Technician Average Salary: $13.97

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