North Carolina Pharmacy Technician Requirements

How to become a pharmacy technician in North Carolina

  1. High school diploma or equivalent or is currently enrolled in a program that awards a high school diploma or equivalent
  2. Register with the Board within 30 days of employment: fill out application and pay registration fee
  3. Comply with ONE of the following:
    • On-the-job training from the pharmacist-manager completed within 180 days of employment
    • -OR-
    • Enrollment in a community college pharmacy technician program

Although PTCB certification is not required by the state of North Carolina, there are many benefits of becoming certified such as higher salary and greater marketability. Additionally, North Carolina will allow a pharmacist to supervise more than 2 technicians if the additional technicians are PTCB certified. Therefore employers may prefer to hire PTCB certified pharmacy technicians in North Carolina.

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

North Carolina Board of Pharmacy:

6015 Farrington Road
Suite 201
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27517
Phone: (919) 246-1050 Fax: (919) 246-1056

Online Pharmacy Technician Training Programs - North Carolina

Career Step

  • Prepare for the PTCB exam
  • Walgreens and CVS Externships Available!
  • Train in as little as 3 months

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Pharmacy Technician Schools in North Carolina

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

Brookstone College of Business

Care One Health Training Institute

Carolina Career College

Davidson College

Durham Technical Community College

Mount Eagle College

Virginia College