To work as a pharmacy technician in the state of Nevada, registration is required with the Pharmacy-Technician-Requirements-in-NevadaNevada State Board of Pharmacy. Two types of registrations are available: Pharmaceutical Technician and Pharmaceutical Technician In Training.

To apply for registration as a trainee, fully complete and submit the Pharmaceutical Technician in Training application together with a fee of $40. To register as a Pharmacy Technician, complete and submit the Pharmaceutical Technician Application along with the fee of $40. This application requires a copy submission of one of the following: certificate of completion from a pharmacy tech program that is Board-approved, current pharmacy technician registration with another state, or certificate from an ASHP accredited pharmacy tech program.

Renewal of registration is required by October 31st of each even-numbered year for either type of registration

Basic Pharmacy Technician Requirements in Nevada

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

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have a high school diploma or a GED
  • Must not have been convicted of any misdemeanor or felony regarding moral turpitude, dishonesty or drugs
  • Must have no history of drug abuse
  • Must meet one of the following training requirements:
    • Successful completion of a pharmacy tech training program that is Board-approved
    • Be currently registered as a pharmacy technician in another state if that state has equivalent requirements. If the state does not regulate pharmacy technicians, then must show proof of at least 1,500 hours of pharmacy experience over the preceding 3 years, successful completion of at least 350 hours working in a Nevada pharmacy and a written statement to the Board from the pharmacist in charge stating that you demonstrated the competence to perform effectively
    • Successful completion of at least 1,500 hours as a pharmaceutical technician in training
    • Successful completion of a training program for pharmacy technicians given by a branch of the Armed Forces of the US
    • Certified by either the PTCB or ICPT – if you have completed a pharmacy technician program in another state and that program is accredited or approved by the proper authorities in that state

The following are the minimum requirements for registering as a Pharmaceutical Technician in Training:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have a high school diploma or a GED
  • Must not have been convicted of any misdemeanor or felony regarding moral turpitude, dishonesty or drugs
  • Must have no history of drug abuse
  • Must participate in training on the job to gain experience for employment as a pharmaceutical technician

Training Requirements

The state of Nevada sets forth that the pharmacist of the pharmacy provides training for techs employed. This training must have an initial training program at the start of employment and also a minimum of 12 hours of in-service training during the 2 year timeframe preceding registration renewal. The pharmacist must maintain a written record of the initial and ongoing training.

Pharmacy techs may also complete a training program that is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). Programs that are accredited by the ASHP have shown that they meet the recommended requirements to help enable you to pass one of the national exams.  

All pharmacy technicians must obtain a minimum of 12 hours of continuing education (CE) prior to renewal of license.

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Certification Requirements

The state of Nevada recognizes national certification from the PTCB and the ICPT for pharmacy technicians.

Please consult the Nevada’s Chapter 639 – Pharmacists and Pharmacy for more information regarding requirements for pharmacy technicians.

Pharmacy Tech Training in Nevada

Below lists schools available for training:

The College of Southern Nevada offers a one-year program in Pharmacy Technology at the Charleston Campus. Upon successful completion you will earn a Certificate of Achievement.

For further information, contact the program at 702- 651-5633.

Pima Medical Institute offers a 10 month Pharmacy Technician Program that will prepare you to take the PTCB exam to become a CPhT. The school is nationally accredited and licensed by the state of Nevada.

To learn more information about the training program, contact the school at 800-477- 7462.