Pharmacy technicians are not regulated by the South Dakota State Board of Pharmacy.
The State Board has not yet approved any national certification exam.
Technicians must register to the State Board within 30-days of commencing employment at their pharmacy. Training typically takes place under the supervision of a qualified pharmacist, though pharmacies may require or pay for their technicians to take national certification, such as the PTCB test.
The PTCB is the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board exam and, for the 2020 syllabus, includes 4 subject areas: Medications, Patient Safety and Quality Assurance, Federal Requirements, and Order Entry and Processing.
Competition for pharmacy technician roles in South Dakota is currently high.
To obtain a pharmacy technician license in South Dakota, 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 South Dakota:
To maintain the pharmacy tech license in South Dakota, candidates must complete CE – or continuous education.
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