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Illinois Pharmacy Technician Schools

Pharmacy Technician Registration

Required for Certificate of Registration as a Pharmacy Technician
  1. Has attained the age of 18;
  2. Has high school diploma or its equivalent, or proof of current enrollment in a high school program;
  3. Is of good moral character, as determined by the Division;
  4. Graduated from a pharmacy technician training program approved by a nationally recognized accrediting body or obtained documentation from the pharmacist-in-charge of the pharmacy where the applicant is employed verifying that he or she has successfully completed a training program as provided for in Section 1330.210(a);
  5. Has successfully passed an examination accredited by the National Organization for Competency Assurance (NOCA), as approved and required by the Board. The Division, upon the recommendation of the Board, has determined that the Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians offered by the Institute for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians, and the Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination offered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board, are accredited by NOCA and are, therefore, approved examinations for certification.

Pharmacy Technician Training

It shall be the joint responsibility of a pharmacy and its pharmacist-in-charge to have trained all of its pharmacy technicians or obtain proof of prior training in all of the following topics as they relate to the practice site:
  1. The duties and responsibilities of the technicians and pharmacists.
  2. Tasks and technical skills, policies and procedures.
  3. Compounding, packaging, labeling and storage.
  4. Pharmaceutical and medical terminology.
  5. Record keeping requirements.
  6. The ability to perform and apply arithmetic calculations.
  • Within 6 months after initial employment or changing the duties and responsibilities of a pharmacy technician, it shall be the joint responsibility of thepharmacy and the pharmacist-in-charge to train the pharmacy technician or obtain proof of prior training
  • All pharmacies shall maintain an up to date training program describing the duties and responsibilities of a pharmacy technician.
  • All pharmacies shall create and maintain retrievable records of training or proof of training as required

Pharmacy Technician Renewal Requirement

  • Pharmacy technician must renew his or her registration with the Division on an annual basis.

Pharmacy Technician Continuous Education Requirement

Not Required

Illinois Pharmacy Technician Salary*

*From Bureau of Labor Statistics - May 2011
  • Hourly Average Salary: $14.44
  • Annual Average Salary: $30,030
  • Employment: 15,630

Illinois Board of Pharmacy

is to serve, safeguard, and promote the public welfare by ensuring that licensure qualifications and standards for professional practice are properly evaluated, accurately applied and vigorously enforced. The Illinois department of Financial and Professional Regulation aim to provide the most efficient service possible through effective utilization of human resources, emerging technology and sound fiscal practices
  • Illinois Board of Pharmacy
  • 320 W Washington 3rd Floor
  • Springfield, IL 62786-0001
  • Phone: 217.782.8556
  • Fax: 217.782.7645
  • Illinois Board of Pharmacy
  • Illinois Board of Pharmacy

Illinois Pharmacists Association

The Illinois Pharmacist Association is dedicated to enhancing the professional competency of pharmacists, advancing the standards of pharmacy practice, improving pharmacists’ effectiveness in assuring rational drug use in society, and leading in the resolution of public policy issues affecting pharmacists.

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