North Carolina Pharmacy Technician Requirements

Do Pharmacy Technicians get regulated in North Carolina?

Yes, pharmacy technicians in North Carolina are regulated.

 

Is certification required for one to practice as Pharmacy Technician in North Carolina?

No, certification is not required for Pharmacy Technicians to practice in North Carolina.

 

When is registration for pharmacy technicians required?

Registration is not required by the State Board of Pharmacy in North Carolina to pharmacy technicians.

 

Which exam is approved by the State Board of Pharmacy in North Carolina?

The approved exam is PTCB (PTCE)

 

Are Pharmacy Technicians required to get their license in North Carolina?

Yes, Pharmacy Technicians working in North Carolina are required to get a license.

 

What should I do to become a License Pharmacy Technician in North Carolina?

  • Must have a high school diploma or its equivalent
  • Complete a training program at the place of employment under the supervision of the pharmacist-in-charge within 180 days.
  • Submit the completed the online pharmacy technician registration to the North Carolina State Board of Pharmacy.
  • Pay the application amounting to $30 (non-refundable) and include a passport type photo.

 

Is training required for Pharmacy Technicians in North Carolina?

Yes, a training program is required by the State Board of Pharmacy in North Carolina to every Pharmacy Technician which will be conducted by the pharmacist-in-charge in the place of employment.

 

Are Pharmacy Technicians required to have a Continuing Education or CE?  

No, continuing education for pharmacy technicians is not required by the North Carolina State Board of Pharmacy.

 

How often is the Pharmacy Technician License renewal required?

North Carolina license for Pharmacy Technicians is renewed annually every December 31 with a renewal fee of $30.

 

What should be done if I change jobs or change my home address?

Report any changes to the North Carolina State Board of Pharmacy. This is the form for change of employment. Change your address or name online here.

 

Other North Carolina Pharmacy Technician requirements to keep in mind:

  • Pharmacy technicians are only allowed to perform pharmacy duties that do not require professional judgment.
  • All actions undertaken by the pharmacy technician is under the responsibility of the supervising pharmacist.
  • The Pharmacist-in-charge may supervise two pharmacy technicians at a time. The supervising pharmacist may be allowed to handle three pharmacy technicians if one of them is nationally certified.

 

Resources:

North Carolina Board of Pharmacy 
www.ncbop.org 

Office:             6015 Farrington Road, Suite 201. Chapel Hill, NC 27515-4560
Mail:                PO Box 4560
Telephone:    919-246-1050

Fax:                919-246-1056

Professional Association for North Carolina pharmacy technicians: 
North Carolina Association of Pharmacists (NCAP)
www.ncpharmacists.org