How to Apply for a Pharmacy Tech License in Florida

Pharmacy technicians assist licensed pharmacists with filling medical prescriptions. In the state of Florida, aspiring pharmacy techs are not required to have a license. However, pharmacy techs must be registered. Applicants must also acquire training, relevant work experience or certification to become registered. The Florida Department of Health, the Board of Pharmacy and The Division of Medical Quality Assurance (MQA) oversee the registration process.

Instructions

    • 1

      Meet the education requirements. The Florida Board of Pharmacy has established three options for satisfying the education requirements. Complete a Board-accredited pharmacy technician training program. Acquire 1,500 hours of work experience under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist. Obtain your pharmacy tech certification from an organization approved by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), such as the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).

    • 2

      Complete the registration application. Download a copy of the application from the Division of Medical Quality Assurance (MQA) website. Fill out the application completely. Follow the checklist included with application packet. Include the application fee. As of early 2010, the fee was $105. Mail the application to:

      Florida Board of Pharmacy
      P.O. Box 6320
      Tallahassee, FL 32314
      850-245-4292
      doh.state.fl.us

    • 3

      Register online. If you prefer, you may register online. Visit the MQA website. Select "online application" located under "pharmacy technician registration." Create an account. Complete the application online. Note that you will need a valid email address and physical mailing address when registering online.

Tips & Warnings

  • You must have a high school diploma or its equivalent.
  • Board-approved training programs are those accredited by the American Society of Healthsystem Pharmacists, Accreditation Council of Pharmaceutical Education, United States Uniformed Services, Florida Department of Education and the Florida Commission of Independent Education.
  • Document your 1,500 hours of work experience using the "Pharmacy Technician Work Experience Form" included with the registration application.
  • If you are certified, provide proof of your certification when submitting your registration application.
  • You cannot work as pharmacy technician in Florida if you are not registered.
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