Maine Board of Pharmacy
Department of Professional/Financial Regulation
35 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
Hearing Impaired: 207/624-8563
PFR/OLR Web site: www.maineprofessionalreg.org
E-mail: mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org
Requirements: [ME Board Reg. 02-392 Ch.7]
1. Applicant must not have been convicted of a crime related to controlled substances.
2. Applicant must submit an application ($35) to the pharmacy board. (Individuals must be registered first before they can work.)
Applicant must submit a renewal application ($20) to the pharmacy board annually at the end of the month based on the first licensure date.
A drug outlet that employs a pharmacy technician shall develop or deploy a training program for pharmacy technicians employed at that drug outlet. The drug outlet shall keep a copy of the training program on site at all times and shall furnish the training program to the board upon inspection or upon request. The pharmacist in charge or other Maine-licensed pharmacist designated by the retail drug outlet shall train each pharmacy technician in accordance with the drug outlet's training program or shall ensure that each pharmacy technician satisfactorily completes the training program offered by the drug outlet. The training program shall accommodate the needs of the individual technician being trained.
The National Pharmacy Technician Training Program can be used to satisfy these requirements.
The technician-to-pharmacist ratio is 3:1; however, the pharmacy may increase the ratio to 4:1 if at least one is certified by a board-approved program (“pharmacy technician-advanced”). Any increase greater than 4:1 must be approved by the pharmacy board. Pharmacy graduates and interns are required to be registered as technicians but are not considered part of the technician-to-pharmacist ratio.
[ME Board Reg. 02-392 Ch.7]
Only required to maintain certification.
Can the ExCPT be Taken?
1. If the pharmacist supervises more than three technicians, at least one must be certified by a board-approved certification program (“pharmacy technician-advanced”); certification is voluntary for the other three.
2. If the pharmacist supervises less than four technicians, certification is completely voluntary.
The ExCPT is applying for board approval though it may be approved under a prior name; clarification is being sought. Those technicians for whom certification is voluntary may voluntarily obtain national certification by taking the ExCPT.
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