Pharmacy technicians are regulated by the Washington State Board of Pharmacy. In Washington state, there must be at least 3 technicians for every 1 pharmacist.
Both the PTCB and ExCPT are approved national certification exams by the State Board, though certification is not required to practice as a pharmacy technician. That said, PTCB certification is considered advantageous by employers and it improves employment and salary prospects.
Before commencing work in a pharmacy, technicians must first be registered with the State Board.
Training is required.
There are two methods: either on-the-job training or by completing an academic program with at least 520 hours of lectures, discussion, and examinations. At least 8-hours of this program must be dedicated to federal legislation as it applies to pharmacy in Washington state.
Competition for pharmacy technician roles in Texas is currently high.
To obtain a pharmacy technician license in Washington, 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 Washington:
To maintain the pharmacy tech license in Washington, candidates must complete CE – or continuous education.
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