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Iowa Pharmacy Technician Certification Requirements
Applicant must submit a renewal application ($44) to the pharmacy board before the last day of the birth month of the registrant, biannually. Renewal applications are sent approximately two months prior to expiration of a current registration.
[IA Board Reg. 657—3.10(155A)]
Each pharmacy is responsible for administering a training program and maintaining records. [IA Board Reg. 657–3.17(155A)]
The National Pharmacy Technician Training Program can be used to satisfy the training requirements.
CE is required to maintain your certification.
Can the ExCPT be Taken?
Effective July 1, 2010, and except as provided below, all pharmacy technicians working in Iowa pharmacies must be nationally certified by an accredited technician certification board. The ExCPT is approved by the Iowa Board of Pharmacy.
Any pharmacy technician registered with the Board before January 1, 2010, who worked as a technician a minimum of 2,000 hours during the 18-month period prior to registration renewal, and who continues to work as a pharmacy technician a minimum 2,000 hours during any period up to December 31, 2013, may qualify for an extension of the deadline for national certification. The pharmacist in charge of the pharmacy employer must certify by affidavit to the technician's length of employment and hours of employment as a pharmacy technician. The affidavit must be submitted with the technician's application for registration renewal. The registration certificate will identify the technician as an "uncertified pharmacy technician." An uncertified pharmacy technician who qualifies for this time extension must attain national certification by December 31, 2013. For more information: http://www.state.ia.us/ibpe/pharmacy_technician/index.html.
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