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Pharmacy Technician - Registration

Florida Pharmacy Technician Registration

Required
  • Effective January 1, 2010, any person who wishes to work as a pharmacy technician in the State of Florida must register with the Board of Pharmacy. To register with the Board of Pharmacy, an applicant must submit the following items:
    1. Must be at least 17 years old
    2. Pharmacy Technician Registration Application; and
    3. $105.00 Fee
    4. Any person who has completed a board approved technician-training program; or has completed 1500 hours of pharmacy technician work experience; or is a certified pharmacy technician may submit proof along with the initial application.
  • January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010: An applicant who has not met the education, work experience or certification requirements at the time of initial application may utilize January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010 to complete one of the requirements.
    1. Must complete a board-approved pharmacy technician training program; or
    2. Must complete 1500 hours pharmacy technician work experience under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist; or
    3. Must be certified by an agency accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies. For example, Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB), or Institute for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ICPT).
  • A pharmacy technician registered prior to January 1, 2011, that fails to submit proof of completing one of the above requirements by December 31, 2010 will be required to re-register as a pharmacy technician, meeting the requirements below.
  • After January 1, 2011: Effective January 1, 2011, any person who wishes to work as a pharmacy technician in the State of Florida must register with the Board of Pharmacy. To register with the Board of Pharmacy, an applicant must submit the following items:
    1. Pharmacy Technician Registration Application
    2. $105.00 Fee
    3. Proof of completion of a board-approved pharmacy technician-training program. The 2008 Florida Statutes

Florida Pharmacy Technician Continuous Education Requirement

Required
  • Registered Pharmacy Technicians are only required to obtain twelve (12) hours of continuing education for the first renewal cycle ending on December 31, 2012. Any continuing education hours earned after January 1, 2010 may be used to fulfill the renewal requirements for the renewal of the license. Of the twelve (12) hours, one (1) hour must be a Board approved HIV/Aids course and two (2) hours must be a Board approved Medication Errors course. At least two (2) of the required 12 hours must be obtained as "live" continuing education. Technicians licensed after January 1, 2012 are only required to complete a one (1) hour Board approved HIV/Aids course.

Florida Pharmacy Technician Certification Requirement

Not Required

Florida Pharmacy Technician Salary*

*From Bureau of Labor Statistics - May 2011
  • Hourly Average Salary: $13.56
  • Annual Average Salary: $28,190
  • Employment: 21,760

Florida Board of Pharmacy

Florida Board of Pharmacy is division of Florida Department of Health.
  • Florida Department Of Health Mission:
    To Promote, protect and improve the health of all people in Florida.
  • Department Of Health Vision:
    A healthier future for the people of Florida
  • Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin C-04
  • Tallahassee, FL 32399-3254
  • Phone: 850.245.4292
  • Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • Florida Board of Pharmacy

Florida Pharmacy Association

The professional association for all Florida pharmacists.
  • The Florida Pharmacy Foundation was established to support the profession of pharmacy in Florida in the areas of research, education and student recognition.
  • The Florida Pharmacy Foundation mission statement:
    To support research, education and other activities that improve public health and the quality of life through the profession of pharmacy.
  • The present goals and objectives of the Foundation are to establish endowments and funding for our scholarships and grants. All of the trustees have a common desire to achieve this objective through a vigorous and viable campaign for the Foundation.
  • Florida Pharmacy Association
  • 610 North Adams Street
  • Tallahassee, Florida 32301
  • Phone: 850.222.2400
  • Fax: 850.561.6758
  • Florida Pharmacy Association
  • Florida Pharmacy Association

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