Louisiana Pharmacy Technician Requirements

How to become a pharmacy technician in Louisiana

Pharmacy Technician Candidate:

  1. Must be 18 years of age or older
  2. High school diploma or GED
  3. Pass background check
  4. One of the following:
    • PTCB certification
    • -OR-
    • Enrolled in a board-approved training program
  5. Register with Board: fill out application and pay registration fee
  6. Registration is good for 18 months, then need to apply for Pharmacy Technician Certificate through the Board

Pharmacy Technician Certificate:

  1. Must first register as Pharmacy Technician Candidate with the Board
  2. Must be 18 years of age or older
  3. High school diploma or GED
  4. Pass background check
  5. Earn 600 practical experience hours: earned by working in a pharmacy, recorded on Pharmacist Affidavit
  6. PTCB certification
  7. Register with Board for Pharmacy Technician Candidate: fill out application and pay registration fee
  8. Registration renewed annually: 10 hours of ACPE-approved continuing education credits required

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

Louisiana Board of Pharmacy:

3388 Brentwood Drive
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70809-1700
(225) 925-6496

Louisiana Board-Approved Pharmacy Technician Training

View school list at the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy website:

Online Pharmacy Technician Training Programs for PTCB Prep - Louisiana

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Pharmacy Technician Schools in Louisiana- for PTCB Prep

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

Ayers Career College

Central Louisiana Technical Community College

Delgado Community College

Fortis College

Northshore Technical Community College

Remington College

Unitech Training Academy

University of Louisiana

Virginia College