Pharmacy Technician duties

Certified, registered, and in-training pharmacy technicians may have different duties they can perform. Learn about them here.

Table of Duties

Duties Certified Pharmacy Technicians Registered Pharmacy Technicians Pharmacy Technician trainee
Request and accept NEW prescription Yes* No No
Request and accept REFILL authorization Yes* Yes* No
Enter prescription data into a data processing system Yes Yes Yes*
Take a stock bottle from the shelf for a prescription Yes Yes Yes*
Reconstitute a prescription Yes Yes Yes*
Affix label to the prescription container Yes Yes Yes*
Prepare unit-dose, modified unit-dose, and medication cards Yes Yes Yes*
Make the Offer to Counsel Yes Yes Yes*
Bulk compounding Yes Yes Yes*
Assist in TRANSPORT of Schedule II Controlled Substances Yes* Yes* No
Assist in HANDLING of Schedule II Controlled Substances Yes** No No

* Provided the pharmacist on duty approves

** Provided the pharmacist on duty approves and the approval is documented in written policies and procedures made available to the Board upon request

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