Do Pharmacy Technicians get regulated in Maine?
Yes, Pharmacy Technicians do get regulated in Maine.
Is certification required for one to practice as Pharmacy Technician in Maine?
No and Yes. The State Board of Pharmacy in Maine has two types of technicians – Pharmacy Technicians and Pharmacy Technicians Advanced. Pharmacy Technicians are NOT required to have certification but for pharmacy technicians advanced to be licensed, they need to be certified.
Which of the certification exam is required by the State Board of Pharmacy in Maine?
The approved certification exam is PTCB (PTCE).
When does Pharmacy Technician registration starts?
Pharmacy Technician registration must be registered before employment starts or before training starts in a pharmacy.
Is Pharmacy Technician licensure required in Maine?
Yes, pharmacy technicians are required to have license by the Maine State Board of Pharmacy.
What should I do to become a License Pharmacy Technician?
Is training required for Pharmacy Technicians in Maine?
Yes, training is required and must be undertaken and completed in the place of employment under the supervision of the pharmacist-in-charge. Subsequent duties must be consistent with the training received.
Are Pharmacy Technicians required to have a Continuing Education or CE?
No and yes. For Pharmacy Technicians licensed in Maine, you do not need continuing education. However if you are licensed as a Pharmacy Technician Advanced, you need to have a continuing education to maintain your national certification.
How often is the Pharmacy Technician License renewal required?
The State Board of Pharmacy in Maine requires licenses for Pharmacy Technicians to be renewed annually for a fee of $25. Licenses expire on the 31st of December.
What must be done if I change jobs or change my home address?
The Maine State Board of Pharmacy must be notified within 30 days thru mail, fax or email.
Other important requirements for Pharmacy Technicians in Maine:
Maine Board of Pharmacy
Office: Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, 35 State House Station. Augusta, ME 04333
Telephone: 207-624-8603 Fax: 207-624-8637
Professional Association for Maine Pharmacy Techs:
The Maine Society of Health-System Pharmacists