Georgia Pharmacy Technician Requirements

How to become a pharmacy technician in Georgia

  1. Be of 17 years of age or older
  2. Have a high school diploma or GED or currently enrolled in high school
  3. Pass background check
  4. Register with the State Board: fill out application and pay the registration fee
  5. Renew registration biennially
  6. If PTCB certified, provide proof of certification (In Georgia, more technicians can work in a pharmacy if at least one is PTCB certified)

Although PTCB certification is not required by the state of Georgia, there are many benefits of becoming certified such as higher salary and greater marketability. Additionally, Georgia allows a higher pharmacist to pharmacy technician ratio in the workplace if one technician is certified. So having a certification may make you more preferable to employers.

We make every effort to keep this information updated however for the most up-to-date information, check with your state board of pharmacy.

Georgia Board of Pharmacy:

Department of Community Health
Georgia Board of Pharmacy
2 Peachtree Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30303

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Pharmacy Technician Schools in Georgia

The local schools listed below are for reference purposes only. Research schools and their accreditation before enrolling.

American Professional Institute

Brown Mackie College — Atlanta

CNU Medical Institute

Fortis College- Smyrna campus

Georgia Medical Institute

Iverson Institute

Virginia College