New License Requirements for Pharmacy Trainees

The Board of Registration in Pharmacy has issued some new, stricter rules for pharmacy technicians in training. As of April 6, such trainees will have to have a valid pharmacy technician trainee license from the board.  Those already employed prior to April 6 have until July 1 to complete an application and get it approved by the board.

A pharmacy technician trainee has to be at least 18, have a high school degree or equivalent (or be enrolled in a degree program), be of good moral character, and not have been convicted of (or admitted sufficient facts to) a drug-related felony.  Application forms will be on the board’s website.