Candidates who wish to become a pharmacy technician in Illinois are not required to be certified to practice. However, candidates must complete certification within a 2-year period to renew their license. Licenses are regulated and approved by the Illinois State Board of Pharmacy. Both the PTCB test and the ExCPT are approved national certification exams. As you commence work within the pharmacy – under the close supervision of a qualified, licensed pharmacist – you must keep a copy of your application for at up to 60-days. This allows you to work as a pharmacy technician whilst your application is being approved by the Illinois State Board of Pharmacy.
To obtain a pharmacy tech license in Illinois, the State Board has issued their
own requirements for candidates to meet. These include:
Please Note – PTCB Test Prep does its best to ensure that all information related to pharmacy tech licensing in Illinois 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 If you notice any out-of-date details on this summary, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will review any issues brought to our attention and rectify any issues as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.
The following requirements have been issued by the PTCB for candidates who
wish to become pharmacy technicians in Illinois:
To maintain the pharmacy tech license in Illinois, candidates must
complete CE – or continuous education.
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