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Idaho Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician - Registration

Idaho Pharmacy Technician Registration



To be approved for registration as a certified pharmacy technician, a person must satisfy the following requirements:
  1. Age. Be at least eighteen (18) years of age unless a waiver is granted by the Board's executive director;
  2. Education. Be a high school graduate or the recipient of a high school equivalency diploma unless a waiver is granted by the Board's executive director; (3-21-12)
  3. Personal Characteristics. Be of good moral character and temperate habits; and
  4. Certification. Have obtained and maintained certified pharmacy technician (CPhT) status through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB), the Institute for Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ICPT), or their successors unless qualified for a continuous employment exemption.


A person who has not obtained or maintained technician certification may apply for registration as a technician-intraining if the person satisfies all other requirements for registration as a technician.
  1. Duties. Upon registration, a technician-in-training may perform any of the duties allowed by statute or rule to be delegated to a registered technician under the supervision of a pharmacist.
  2. Renewal. The registration of a technician-in-training expires on June 30 and is renewable two times.
  3. Registration Expiration. Upon the final expiration of a technician-in-training registration, a person must satisfy the technician certification and registration requirements of these rules to be lawfully employed as, or otherwise perform the duties of, a technician.


    A technician registered with the Board and employed as a technician on June 30, 2009, is not required to obtain or maintain certification as a condition of registration renewal after June 30, 2009, as long as the registrant remains continuously employed as a technician by the same employer. If a registrant that qualifies for this exemption disrupts continuous employment as a technician with one employer, the technician registration will correspondingly terminate on the date of employment termination. The person must thereafter satisfy the certified pharmacy technician registration requirements of these rules to be lawfully employed as, or otherwise perform the duties of, a technician.

Technician Identification.

  • Each technician must be identified by a clearly visible name badge designating the individual as a technician.
  • The name badge must contain the individual's printed first name and the title of technician. Technicians must identify themselves as a technician on any phone calls initiated or received while on duty.

Pharmacist : Technician Ratio

Ratio. The ratio of pharmacists to student pharmacists and technicians may not exceed one (1) pharmacist for every six (6) student pharmacists and technicians in total in any practice setting. A pharmacist must not operate a pharmacy, allow the operation of a pharmacy, or be required to operate a pharmacy with a ratio that results in, or would reasonably be expected to result in, an unreasonable risk of harm to public health, safety, or welfare.


The Idaho State Board of Pharmacy has given the Director authority to approve waivers under two conditions
  1. The applicant is at least 16 years old and is enrolled in a school supervised program OR
  2. The applicant is at least 16 years old and is the child of the pharmacy owner.
The completed waiver request form must be attached to the Pharmacy Technician-In-Training Application

Pharmacy Technician Renewal Requirements

  • Applicant must submit a renewal application ($35) to the pharmacy board annually by June 30th.

Pharmacy Technician Continuous Education Requirements

Not Required

Idaho Pharmacy Technician Salary*

*From Bureau of Labor Statistics - May 2011
  • Hourly Average Salary: $14.36
  • Annual Average Salary: $29,870
  • Employment: 1590

Idaho State Board of Pharmacy

  • Our Mission
    Promote, preserve and protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public by and through the effective control and regulation of the practice of pharmacy.
  • Idaho State Board of Pharmacy
  • 1199 W Shoreline Lane, Suite 303
  • Boise, ID 83702-9103
  • Phone: 208.334.2356
  • Fax: 208.334.3536
  • Idaho State Board of Pharmacy
  • Idaho State Board of Pharmacy

Idaho State Pharmacy Association

  • Mission:
    The mission of the Idaho State Pharmacy Association is to serve, advance, and promote the profession of pharmacy.