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Utah Pharmacy Technician Schools

Pharmacy Technician Registration


Pharmacy Technician Training

  1. Pharmacy technician education and training must be completed in either an approved licensed Utah pharmacy under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist
  2. in an approved, formal educational setting
  3. by working 1,000 hours in the past year as a licensed pharmacy technician in another state that requires licensure for pharmacy technicians.
Education and Training Requirement: To be eligible for licensure, complete Utah Board approved curriculum of education that includes a minimum of 180 hours of practical experience in a pharmacy supervised by a licensed pharmacist, covering at least the following topics:
  1. Legal aspects of pharmacy practice such as laws and rules governing practice.
  2. Hygiene and aseptic technique.
  3. Terminology and symbols.
  4. Pharmaceutical calculations.
  5. Identification of drugs by trade and generic names, and therapeutic classifications.
  6. Filling of orders and prescriptions including packaging and labeling.
  7. Ordering, restocking, and maintaining drug inventory.
  8. Computer applications in the pharmacy.
  9. Over the counter products, including, but not limited to, cough and cold, nutritional, analgesics, allergy, diabetic, first aid, ophthalmic, family planning, foot, feminine hygiene, and gastrointestinal preparations.
Seal of UtahUtah approved pharmacy technician programs

Pharmacy Technician Certification

  • National Certification:
    All applicants must have passed the examination for certification of pharmacy technician with the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)or the Examination for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT) and must submit a copy of a current national certification.

Pharmacy Technician Renewal Requirement

  • License Renewal: All pharmacy licenses expire September 30 of every odd-numbered year.

Pharmacy Technician Continuing Education Requirement

  • Renewal Requirements / Continuing Education: Each pharmacy technician is required to complete 20 hours of continuing education in each two-year renewal cycle.
  • Persons licensed during the renewal period are required to complete 0.83 hours of continuing education for each month they are licensed.
  • Of the 20 required hours, at least 1 hour must be in laws and ethics and a minimum of 8 hours must be live.
  • All 20 hours must be approved by the Accreditation Council on Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE) and programs accredited by other nationally recognized healthcare accrediting agencies.
  • Current certification with ExCPT or PTCB also satisfies the continuing education requirements.

Utah Pharmacy Technician Salary*

*From Bureau of Labor Statistics - May 2011
  • Hourly Average Salary: $14.82
  • Annual Average Salary: $30,820
  • Employment: 3,000

Utah Board of Pharmacy

    The mission of Division of Occupational & Professional Licensing is to safeguard the public health, safety and welfare and to enhance commerce through licensing and regulation.
  • Utah Board of Pharmacy
  • Utah Division of Occupational & Professional Licensing
  • 160 East 300 South
  • Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
  • Phone: 801.530.6628
  • Fax: 801.530.6511
  • Utah Board of Pharmacy
  • Utah Board of Pharmacy

Utah Pharmacists Association

We are committed to serve, advance, and promote the profession of Pharmacy in our State. Depend on us to:
  • Support of all pharmacy practitioners regardless of practice setting.
  • Monitor and disseminate important information concerning Local, State, and National Legislation.
  • Offer quality continuing education and other support services to Pharmacists and theirTechnicians.
  • Provide the opportunity to Publish and encourage Pharmacy Research in the Western Journal of Pharmaceutical Care.
  • Encourage the collaboration between all allied health professionals toward the improvement of public health
  • Utah Pharmacists Association
  • 1125 S. Blackhawk Blvd. Suite B
  • Mount Pleasant, UT 84647
  • Phone: 435.462.5323
  • Fax: 435.462.5325
  • Utah Pharmacists Association
  • Utah Pharmacists Association

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