Utah has the most regulations of any state (except maybe Florida) in regard to Pharmacy Technician Licensing. In addition to having completed one of the requirements below, you are also required to be nationally certified through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).

You must complete one of the following in addition to being PTCB Certified:

  • A approved collegiate pharmacy tech program approved by the department of occupational licensing
  • On the job training in a Utah Pharmacy approved by the department of occupational licensing
  • Complete an ASHP approved pharmacy tech program
  • Over 1,000 hours of practice as a Pharmacy Technician in another state in the last 2 years
  • Submit an application along with $100 application fee, supporting documents of the above (a, b, c, or d) as well as your PTCB Certification, and DOPL fingerprint card.

Utah Pharmacy Technician Average Salary: $13.26

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