Requirements: [OAR 855-025-0010]
1. Applicant must be at least 18 years old.
2. Applicant must provide evidence of a high school diploma or GED.
3. Applicant must submit an application ($35) to the pharmacy board.
4. All technicians must become certified by a board-approved program by October 1, 2008, one year after initial licensure, or prior to the technician’s 19th birthday, whichever is later.* [Certified Technician Application]
*There are two applications at this time but, eventually, all pharmacy technicians will need to be certified to work.
Applicant must submit a renewal application ($35) to the pharmacy board annually by September 30th. $55 if postmarked after August 31st. In order to renew a technician license, the applicant must pass a board-approved national pharmacy technician certification exam. If the applicant is a certified technician, then he must document participation in continuing education and submit a criminal background check along with the renewal application. [OAR 855-025-0010 and OAR 855-025-0015]
Pharmacist-in-charge is responsible for administering a training program including on-the-job training and is responsible for maintaining records. [OAR 855-025-0025]
The National Pharmacy Technician Training Program can be used to help satisfy these training requirements.
The technician-to-pharmacist ratio is 2:1. The pharmacy can petition the board to increase the ratio. [ORS 689.225]
Certified technicians are required to complete and report at least one hour of pharmacy law, appropriate to the applicant’s work setting and functions. Fifty minutes equal one contact hour. [OAR 855-025-0015]
Can the ExCPT be Taken?
The ExCPT has been approved by the Oregon Board of Pharmacy. Eventually all pharmacy technicians will need to be certified to work.
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