There are over 36,000 pharmacy technicians in California. It is one of the most sought-after positions and demand for the healthcare role remains high.
To prepare for the PTCB exam and receive a pharmacy tech license, candidates must first register with the California Board of Pharmacy. Candidates are required to pay the mandatory application fee and submit all required documents to the state board.
There are different ways to obtain a pharmacy tech license in California. Here, we review one of the most common paths. Candidates should complete a recognized PTCB course before taking their PTCB examination.
The new 2020 syllabus focusses on four key subject areas, including:
Candidates that have completed their course and submitted the requisite application forms and mandatory fees, may then obtain their pharmacy tech license, and can begin to practice in the pharmacy setting.
To obtain a pharmacy tech license in California, the State Board has issued their own requirements for candidates to meet. These include:
The following requirements have been issued by the PTCB for candidates who wish to become pharmacy technicians in California:
To maintain the pharmacy tech license in California, candidates must complete CE – or continuous education.
Competition for pharmacy technicians in California is currently high. Candidates are recommended to perform well on their PTCB exam to ensure they obtain their California pharmacy tech license and maximize their opportunity of securing a high-paying position.
Please Note – PTCB Test Prep does its best to ensure that all information related to pharmacy tech licensing in California is accurate and up to date. However, whilst we do our best to ensure that our details are as accurate as possible, at the time of writing, we do expect candidates to follow up with their State Board for any of the latest information that may have come to pass. If you notice any out-of-date details on this summary, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will review any issues brought to our attention and rectify any issues as soon as practicable.