To work as a pharmacy technician in the state of Louisiana, you are required to register with the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy. Pharmacy-Technician-Requirements-in-Louisiana

To obtain your Pharmacy Technician Certificate you must first earn at least 600 hours of practical, hands-on experience with a pharmacy licensed in Louisiana and also pass a state-approved exam. But before you begin earning 600 hours of experience, you will need to get your Pharmacy Technician Candidate Registration.

To apply as a Pharmacy Tech Candidate, fully complete and submit your Application for Pharmacy Technician Candidate Registration – a fee of $25 is required. After this registration is issued, it will be valid for 18 months and is not renewable thereafter.

When you are ready to apply for the Pharmacy Technician Certificate, fill out and submit the Application for Louisiana Pharmacy Technician Certificate, together with the $100 application fee. Renewal of your certificate is due annually on June 30th.

Basic Pharmacy Technician Requirements in Louisiana

The following are the minimum requirements for registering as a Pharmacy Technician Candidate:

  • Must be 18 years old or older
  • Must have a high school diploma or a GED
  • Must be of good character without impairment
  • Must pass a criminal background check

The following are the minimum requirements for applying for your Pharmacy Technician Certificate:

  • Must be 18 years old or older
  • Must have a high school diploma or a GED
  • Must be of good character without impairment
  • Must pass a criminal background check
  • Provide evidence that you have passed the pharmacy technician exam by the PTCB
  • Must have earned at least 600 of hands-on practical experience in a Louisiana pharmacy

Training Requirements

Training acquired must follow the minimum competencies as stated in Pharmacy Technician Training Program per the Louisiana State Board of Pharmacy.

Pharmacy techs must earn at least 10 hours of ACPE accredited technician continuing pharmacy education on a yearly basis. This is a prerequisite for renewing your certificate.

Certification Requirements

National certification is recognized in Louisiana from the PTCB.

Please consult Louisiana Administrative Code, Title 46 for more information regarding requirements for pharmacy technicians.

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Pharmacy Tech Training in Louisiana

Below lists schools available for training:

Delgado Community College, with many locations throughout Louisiana, has available the Pharmacy Technician Certificate of Technical Studies program. Comprised of two semesters, the program combines both classroom and clinical education. Upon successful completion of the program, students are ready to take the national certification exam by the PTCB.

Contact the school at 504-671-500 for more information.

Virginia College in Baton Rouge makes available their Pharmacy Technician Diploma program that is designed to be completed in 55 weeks. For more information, contact the school at 225-236-3900.