Washington Pharmacy Technician Requirements

How to become a pharmacy technician in Washington

  1. Apply for license with the Board: fill out application, pay license fee and complete background check
  2. Complete a Board-approved training program
  3. Pass a national pharmacy technician certification examination administered by a program accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA)- the PTCB is NCCA approved
  4. Eight hours of Washington State pharmacy law study
  5. Four hours of education in the prevention, transmission and treatment of AIDS

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

Washington Board of Pharmacy:

Town Center 2
111 Israel Rd SE
Tumwater, WA 98501
Phone: (360) 236-4700

Approved Pharmacy Technician Schools in Washington

The Washington Board of Pharmacy does not keep a list of approved pharmacy technician training programs. Instead, the Board has a list of certain requirements for training and requires the designated program director to sign a certification that the training meets the requirements.

Contact the Board to determine if the pharmacy technician program you are considering will be approved before you enroll.
Phone: (360) 236-4700