Pharmacy Technician Information & Forms
NOTICE TO ALL NEW APPLICANTS:
The Pharmacy Technician License is now a 1-year, non-renewable license. Per Oregon Administrative Rule 855-025-0010, all pharmacy technicians must become nationally certified one year after initial licensure or before the licensee’s 19th birthday, whichever is later. This means you must become licensed as a Certified Oregon Pharmacy Technician to continue working as a technician.
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.