Michigan Pharmacy Technician Requirements

Do Pharmacy Technicians get regulated in Michigan?

No, Pharmacy Technicians are not regulated in Michigan.


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

No, acquiring a certification is voluntary. However, working as a pharmacy technician in a pharmacy may be required by some employers to have certification or training.

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When is registration required for pharmacy technicians?

Pharmacy Technicians are not required to register by the State Board of Pharmacy in Michigan.


Is Pharmacy Technician licensure required in Michigan?

No, pharmacy technicians are not required to obtain license.


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

  • You must have a high school diploma or its equivalent, or you have to be currently enrolled as a high school student in good standing
  • Must have no criminal records related to controlled substances.
  • Must get a physical examination including a TB test.
  • Must possess the following skills: reading, writing and thinking.
  • You must apply directly to the desired employment place such as retail pharmacies, huge clinics, hospitals, or other medical centers for the position as a pharmacy technician.


Is training required for Pharmacy Technicians in Michigan?

No, but most employers require pharmacy technician employees to undertake an on-the-job training.


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

No, the Michigan State Board of Pharmacy does not require Pharmacy Technicians to have continuing education.


How often is the Pharmacy Technician License renewal required?

Renewal for license is not required by the State Board of Pharmacy in Michigan.


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

The Michigan State Board of Pharmacy does not require notification of any changes in home address or job.

Other Michigan Pharmacy Technician requirements to keep in mind:

  • Interested individuals with disabilities are offered to gain career skills by the Michigan Career and Technical Institute. Qualified students may spend training up to three semesters to obtain a career as a pharmacy technician.
  • Pharmacy technicians can only perform pharmacy functions that do not require professional judgment.
  • All the actions of a pharmacy technician is under the responsibility of the supervising pharmacist.



Michigan Board of Pharmacy 
Office:             611 W Ottawa, First Floor, PO Box 30670. Lansing, MI 48909-8170
Telephone:    517-335-0918 Fax: 517-373-2179

Professional Association for Michigan Pharmacy Technicians: 
Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA)