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Policy Statement

Policy Statement 2017-02: Pharmacy Technician Licensure by Reciprocity

Date: 02/02/2017
Organization: Board of Registration in Pharmacy
Referenced Sources: 247 CMR 8.00

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I. Purpose

Under 247 CMR 8.00, a pharmacy technician currently licensed and in good standing in another state, or certified by a Board-approved certifying body, may be licensed by the Board of Registration in Pharmacy (“Board”); provided the requirements for licensure in the original state are substantially equivalent to the requirements of the Board.

II. Requirements for Pharmacy Technician Licensure by Reciprocity

An applicant for pharmacy technician licensure by reciprocity shall:

  1. be at least 18 years of age;
  2. be a high school graduate or the equivalent or currently enrolled in a program which awards such degree or certificate;
  3. be of good moral character; and
  4. not have been convicted of a drug related felony or admitted to sufficient facts to warrant such findings.

An applicant with a current pharmacy technician license in another state must provide:

  1. a certified statement from each state of licensure confirming that each license is in good standing without disciplinary action; and
  2. documentation demonstrating at least one license has been active for a minimum of one full year.

An applicant without a current pharmacy technician license in another state must provide:

  1. certificate of completion of an ASHP-accredited or state Board-approved Pharmacy Technician Training Program; or
  2. documentation demonstrating the applicant has completed at least 500 hours of practical experience.

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