Utah Pharmacy Technician Requirements
Utah has the most regulations of any state 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). We can help with the second part (we are a PTCB Recognized Program), but we do not yet qualify as an approved training program (see below).
You must complete one of the following in addition to being PTCB Certified:
- Completed a pharmacy technician training program accredited by the American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists (ASHP).
- Completed training through Pharmacy Technicians University (PTU).
- Completed the National Pharmacy Technician Association Online Program.
- Completed training through a branch of the Armed Forces of the United States.
- Licensed in good standing as a pharmacy technician in state, district, or territory of the U.S. that is not equivalent to Utah, and have practiced at least 1,000 hours of licensed practice in the past two years. Note: Work experience gained while a technician-in-training cannot be used toward the 1,000 hours.
- 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: $19.28
Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Requirements:
- 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