How to Become a Pharmacy Technician in Florida

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How to Become a Pharmacy Tech in Florida

  1. Find and complete a state-approved training program
  2. Obtain nationwide certification
  3. Get registered with Florida Board of Pharmacy
  4. Maintain your state registration by following CE requirements

Florida State Requirements

  • Age and Education: Candidates must be at least 17 years old and complete a Board-approved pharmacy technician training program, which could be from accredited agencies, the Florida public school system, or military training.
  • Legal Status: Candidates must have legal ability to work in the United States.
  • Criminal Background Check: Applicants with a criminal or disciplinary history must provide specific documentation.
  • Application Process: Applicants must apply online, ensuring all fields are completed. An incomplete application will expire after one year. Include your Social Security Number, as applications without this will not be approved. Official transcripts and completion certificates should be mailed directly to the Board, not uploaded online, to ensure they are considered official. The application fee is $50, and the total cost including licensure and unlicensed activity fees is $105. Allow 30 days for initial review. Applications and required documents are reviewed in the order received. Deficiencies, if any, will be communicated in writing.
  • Certification Exam: Florida does not specify a need to pass the PTCB or ExCPT exams for initial registration.
  • Registration Renewal: Pharmacy technicians must renew their registration biennially.

Resources:

Florida Department of Health: Board of Pharmacy 

Website: www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/pharmacy
Office: 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C-04 Tallahassee, FL 32399
Phone: 850-245-4292

Professional Association for Florida pharmacy technicians: 

Florida Pharmacy Association
www.pharmview.com

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