Pharmacy Technician Information & Forms
NOTICE TO ALL NEW APPLICANTS:
Effective 2015, the Pharmacy Technician license expires the second June 30 from the date of issue and is not to exceed more than two years per Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR) 855-025-0010 (1).
This means that:
- Pharmacy Technician licenses issued between 7/1/15 - 6/30/16 will expire 6/30/17.
- Pharmacy Technician licenses issued between 7/1/16 - 6/30/17 will expire 6/30/18.
This allows pharmacy technicians more than a year, but not more than two years to become nationally certified and apply for/obtain the Board’s Certified Oregon Pharmacy Technician license. You must become licensed as a Certified Oregon Pharmacy Technician to continue working as a technician.
Pharmacy Technicians and Certified Oregon Pharmacy Technicians must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED per Oregon Administrative Rule 855-025-0005 (1).
To be licensed as a Certified Oregon Pharmacy Technician, you must:
- Have a high school diploma or GED at the time the Board issues the license;
- Take and pass a national certification exam through PTCB or NHA;
NOTE: Testing is NOT offered by the Oregon Board of Pharmacy.
You must contact PTCB or NHA for all information on testing and certification.
You WILL NOT be allowed to work as a pharmacy technician after your license expires unless you have received your Certified Oregon Pharmacy Technician license.
- Once you have received your national certification, apply for and receive your Certified Oregon Pharmacy Technician license. We will run a national fingerprint-based criminal background check in conjunction with this application. We recommend that you submit the complete application at least 4 weeks before your current license expires.