Requirements: [SC Prac Act 40-43-82]
a) worked for fifteen hundred hours under the supervision of a licensed
pharmacist as a registered pharmacy technician or has completed a Board of
Pharmacy approved pharmacy technician course as provided for in subsection (D);
however, beginning July 1, 2004, to be certified as a pharmacy technician an
individual must have worked for one thousand hours under the supervision of a
licensed pharmacist as a technician and must have completed a Board of Pharmacy
approved technician course as provided for in subsection (D); Certified
pharmacy technician" means an individual who is a registered pharmacy
technician and who has completed the requirements provided for in Section
(b) a high school diploma or equivalent; and
(c) passed the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Board exam or a
Board of Pharmacy approved exam and has maintained current certification; and
(d) fulfilled continuing education requirements as provided for in Section
Applicant must submit a renewal application to the pharmacy board annually by July 1st. Renewal applications can be submitted online.
[SC Prac Act 40-43-82(A-2)].
Technicians must complete a board-approved training program that meets the criteria outlined in [SC Prac Act 40-43-82 (D)]
After June 30, 2006, at least two of these three technicians must be state-certified. If a pharmacist supervises only one or two pharmacy technicians, these technicians are not required to be state-certified. [SC Prac Act 40-43-86 (B) (4)(b)]
A registered pharmacy technician shall complete ten hours of American Council on Pharmaceutical Education or CME I approved continuing education each year, beginning with the next renewal period after June 30, 2003. A minimum of four hours of the total hours must be obtained through attendance at lectures, seminars, or workshops. SC Prac Act 40-43-140(G).
Can the ExCPT be Taken?
ExCPT is seeking approval
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