South Carolina Pharmacy Technician Requirements

Last updated: 8/23/22

South Carolina State Specific Requirements:

To become a South Carolina State-Certified Pharmacy Technician, applicants must:

  • Register with the Board of Pharmacy
  • Have a high school diploma or final transcript and/or GED
  • Have passed the National exam – either PTCE or ExCPT
  • Complete a pharmacy technician training program accredited by the American Society
    of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) or recognized by PTCB (like either of our courses).

Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Requirements:

Complete our PTCB-Recognized Education/Training Program or have over 500 hours of Pharmacy Technician experience. Complete the application process at and include, as part of the application process, pay the exam fee of $129.

South Carolina Average Pharmacy Technician Salary: $17.26

South Carolina Continuing Education Requirements:

  • Before you are able to renew your registration each year, you must have completed ten (10) hours of ACPE
    or CME category 1 continuing education.
  • Pharmacy technicians are exempt from continuing education requirements while enrolled in a pharmacy
    technician program, as well as during the first renewal period following successful completion of the program.
  • Pharmacy technicians are exempt from continuing education requirements for the first renewal period following initial registration.
  • Registrations are valid from July 1 through June 30th each year.

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