Wisconsin

Pharmacy technicians are not regulated by the Wisconsin State Board of Pharmacy.

Training is usually provided on-the-job under the supervision of a qualified and licensed pharmacist. Pharmacists must keep a record of training. Furthermore, though official PTCB certification is not required, it is considered desirable as the gold standard of qualifications for pharmacy technicians throughout the United States – improving both career opportunities and salary prospects.

Competition for pharmacy technician roles in Wisconsin is currently high.

Wisconsin State Requirements

To obtain a pharmacy technician license in Wisconsin, 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 receive training – either under the supervision of a pharmacist or directed by the pharmacy for the candidate to take formal education, such as the PTCB or ExCPT certification.
  • Continuing education is not required.
  • Licenses renewal is not required.

Wisconsin Pharmacy Technician Average Salary: $14.18hr

PTCB Requirements for Wisconsin Pharmacy Techs

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

  • 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 fee is $129.00, though, due to COVID-19, this has been reduced to $115.00.

Requirements for PTCB Continuous Education

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

PTCB requires:

  • Candidates must have completed at least 20-hours of CE in a 2-year cycle.
  • Candidates must have completed at least 1-hour of this training in pharmacy law and regulations, and an additional hour in patient safety.
  • PTCB requires that CE must be related to the professional work and practice of a pharmacy technician.
  • Candidates must pay the requisite fee of $40.00, which must be paid every 2-years.

Please Note – PTCB Test Prep does its best to ensure that all information related to pharmacy tech licensing in Wisconsin 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.