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Texas State Board of Pharmacy offers two pharmacy technician registrations: pharmacy technician and pharmacy technician trainee. TSBP does not require that pharmacy technicians complete a formal training program. However, they do recommend that if a course is to be completed, that it is a PTCB-approved program.

Applicants can only apply for one of these registrations. Note that, for the technician trainee, they may complete a pharmacy's technician program but that after the registration period has elapsed (2-years), it can not be extended.

Texas State Requirements

To obtain a pharmacy tech license in Texas, the State Board has issued their
own requirements for candidates to meet. These include:

  • Candidates must be 18-years or older.
  • Candidates must have earned a high school diploma or GED and must be proficient in the English language.
  • Candidates may be expected to undergo a criminal background check, including having fingerprints taken. Candidates must not have had a history of drug-related crimes.
  • Registered technicians must have completed the PTCB exam.
  • Candidates must apply to the Texas State Board of Pharmacy. Include a passport photo with your application; and application must be notarized.
  • Continuing education is required by the State Board of Pharmacy – 20-hours of training each renewal period.
  • Effective Oct. 1, 2021; application fees for technicians are $84.00, with renewal fees at $81.00

Please Note – PTCB Test Prep does its best to ensure that all information related to pharmacy tech licensing in Texas 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 If you notice any out-of-date details on this summary, please email us at support@ptcbtestprep.com and we will review any issues brought to our attention and rectify any issues as soon as practicable.

Texas Pharmacy Technician Average Salary: $15.56/hr

PTCB Requirements for Texas Pharmacy Techs

The following requirements have been issued by the PTCB for candidates who
wish to become pharmacy technicians in Texas:

  • Candidates must be at least 18-years old.
  • Candidates must have earned a GED or high school diploma.
  • Candidates must have a clean criminal record – with no felonies.
  • Candidates must have completed a recognized PTCB course.
  • Candidates must register and complete the application from on the official PTCB website. The standard PTCB exam fee is $129.00.

Requirements for PTCB Continuous Education

To maintain the pharmacy tech license in Texas, candidates must
complete CE – or continuous education.

PTCB requires:

Candidates must have completed at least 20-hours of CE in a 2-year cycle.

PTCB requires that CE must be related to the professional work and practice of a pharmacy technician.

Candidates must have completed at least 1-hour of this training in pharmacy law and regulations, and an additional hour in patient safety.

Candidates must pay the requisite fee of $40.00, which must be paid every 2-years.

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