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Apply for a pharmacy technician license

Apply for a pharmacist technician license using the Professional Credential Services (PCS) web portal. This is not the application for pharmacists or pharmacy interns.

Bureau of Health Professions Licensure


The Details

What you need

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants are required to maintain a copy of the most recent Rules and Regulations of the Board.

You must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Be of good moral character and not been convicted of a drug-related felony.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent, or currently enrolled in a program that awards such a degree or certificate.
  • Have completed either:
    • A Board-approved training program
    • A minimum of 500 hours of employment as a pharmacy technician trainee.
  • Have passed either:
    • A Board-approved pharmacy technician assessment examination, administered by the employer or the employer's agent.
    • A Board-approved pharmacy technician certification examination to include a copy of your current registration for either:
      • The Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technician (EXCPT)
      • The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).


  • You must pay the fee to PCS by money order or Visa or MasterCard
  • Fees are non-refundable and non-transferable
Name Fee Unit
Pharmacy technician application $150 each
Handling charge for returned checks $23 each

How to apply

Once you have read the eligibility requirements, you can apply for your license online.

  1. Go to the PCS web portal.
  2. Click Application Process.
  3. Follow the prompts to complete the application.




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