Are you interested in becoming a pharmacy technician? In order to begin your training, you must first obtain a Pharmacy Technician-in-Training (PTIT) license. This blog post will provide you with all the information you need to know about how to get a PTIT license.
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A pharmacy tech-in-training license allows an individual to work under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist while completing the training requirements for certification. Although certification is not required in all states, most employers prefer to hire certified pharmacy technicians. Certification shows that an individual has met the standardized requirements for knowledge and skills set by the profession.
There are a few different ways to become a certified pharmacy technician. One way is to attend an accredited pharmacy technician program and then pass the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) administered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB). Another way is to have at least 1 year of work experience as a pharmacy technician and then pass the PTCE.
In order to take the PTCE, individuals must first apply for and receive a pharmacy technician-in-training license from their state board of pharmacy. The requirements for getting a pharmacy tech-in-training license vary from state to state, but generally include:
Submitting an application with the required fees
Providing proof of age (18 years or older)
Providing proof of legal status in the United States
Passing a criminal background check
Completing an accredited pharmacy technician program OR having at least 1 year of relevant work experience
Who is a pharmacy technician in training?
The term “pharmacy technician in training” means an individual who is enrolled in a pharmacy technician education and training program approved by the Board and who is not currently employed as a pharmacy technician.
What are the requirements for a pharmacy technician in training license?
The requirements for a pharmacy technician in training license vary by state but generally include completing an accredited pharmacy technician training program and passing a national certification exam. Some states also require background checks and drug testing.
How to apply for a pharmacy technician in training license?
Individuals who have graduated from an accredited pharmacy technician program or have on-the-job pharmacy technician experience may apply for a pharmacy technician in training license.
There is no fee for the license. The completed application must be submitted to the Board office along with:
-A letter from the program director or supervisor verifying successful completion of an accredited pharmacy technician program or experience as a pharmacy technician, and
-A completed criminal background check form.
The Board will review the completed application and, if all eligibility requirements are met, issue alicense. The license is valid for one year and may be renewed annually.
How long is a pharmacy technician in training license valid?
In order to work as a pharmacy technician in training (PTIT), you must have a valid license. The length of time your license is valid depends on the state in which you are licensed. Some states require that you renew your license every year, while others allow you to keep your license for up to four years. You will need to complete a certain number of hours of continuing education (CE) credits in order to renew your license, and the CE requirements vary by state.
What are the benefits of having a pharmacy technician in training license?
There are several benefits of having a pharmacy technician in training license. First, it demonstrates to employers that you have the knowledge and skills necessary to perform the job of a pharmacy technician. Additionally, having a license may give you access to better job opportunities and higher pay. Finally, having a license may also help you obtain insurance coverage for your work as a pharmacy technician.