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Oregon Pharmacy Technician Schools

Pharmacy Technician Registration

  • To be licensed as a Certified Pharmacy Technician in Oregon, you must demonstrate that you have taken and passed the certified pharmacy technician exam
  • A "Certified Oregon Pharmacy technician" is a person licensed by the State Board of Pharmacy who assists the pharmacist in the practice of pharmacy pursuant to rules of the board.
Pharmacy Technician Applicants must:
  • Have submitted an application on the form prescribed by the State Board of Pharmacy.
  • Be of good moral character and temperate habits. Have a high school diploma or GED at the time the Board issues the license
  • Take and pass a national certification exam through ICPT (ExCPT) or PTCB;

Pharmacy Technician Certification


Pharmacy Technician Training

  • Certified Oregon Pharmacy Technicians shall complete initial training as outlined by the pharmacist-in-charge which includes on-the-job and related education corresponding to the tasks they are to perform.

Oregon Pharmacy Technician Renewal

Duration: Expires Annually on September 30.

Continuous Education Requirements:

  • During each period from September 1 through August 31, all Certified Oregon Pharmacy Technicians must 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.

Oregon Pharmacy Technician Salary*

*From Bureau of Labor Statistics - May 2011
  • Hourly Average Salary: $16.48
  • Annual Average Salary: $34,280
  • Employment: 4,650

Oregon Board of Pharmacy

  • Mission:
    The mission of the Oregon State Board of Pharmacy is to promote, preserve and protect the public health, safety and welfare by ensuring high standards in the practice of pharmacy and by regulating the quality, manufacture, sale and distribution of drugs.

Oregon State Pharmacy Association

Founded in 1889, the Oregon State Pharmacy Association is a community of pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, students and those who have an interest in advancing the practice of pharmacy.
  • Mission Statement:
    The purpose of the Oregon State Pharmacy Association is to assure the viability of the profession of pharmacy in part by promoting the competency of the practitioners and maximizing the pharmacists' contribution to patient care, as well as increasing the awareness of these contributions and capabilities and their values, not only to the profession, but also to other health care organizations and, in particular, to their patients.
  • Oregon State Pharmacy Association
  • 147 SE 102nd Avenue
  • Portland, Oregon 97216
  • Phone: 503.582.9055
  • Fax: 503.253.9172
  • Oregon State Pharmacy Association
  • Oregon Pharmacy Association

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