Certification and Licensing
Seminole State College of Florida meets the educational requirements for certification in Florida by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).
PTCB Certification is accepted in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico. PTCB Certified Pharmacy Technicians (CPhTs) work across the U.S. in a wide range of pharmacy practice settings.
Regulations and requirements for certification, registration and licensure vary by state and change on an undefined schedule. Some states, such as Hawaii and Pennsylvania, have no requirement for technicians to register with the State Board of Pharmacy, while other states, such as Louisiana and North Dakota, have rigorous requirements related to formal education/training, practical experience and national certification. Twenty-four states require pharmacy technicians to attain national certification, either as a requirement to be registered or licensed, and/or to perform certain duties.
Technicians should be sure to contact the State Board of Pharmacy where they are seeking employment, and before they relocate to a different state, to learn about a state’s complete and current pharmacy regulations.