The state of New Jersey requires registration with the New Jersey Board of Pharmacy to work as a pharmacy technician. Pharmacy-Technician-Requirements-in-New-Jersey

To apply for registration, fully complete and submit the online Pharmacy Technician Registration Form together with the application fee of $35.

Renewal of registration is required by March 31st each year with the fee of $25.

Basic Pharmacy Technician Requirements in New Jersey

The following are the minimum requirements for registration:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have a high school diploma or a GED
  • Must be of good moral character
  • Have passed a national pharmacy technician examination OR completing a Board-approved pharmacy technician training program

Training Requirements

The state of New Jersey sets forth that the pharmacies that employ pharmacy technicians ensure passage of one of the national pharmacy technician exams or completes a Board-approved training program.

If you are considering attending a formal pharmacy technician training program, consider one 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.  

Certification Requirements

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

Please consult the New Jersey Board of Pharmacy Laws for more information regarding requirements for pharmacy technicians.

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Pharmacy Tech Training in New Jersey

Below lists schools available for training:

Sanford-Brown in Iselin offers a Certificate Program in Pharmacy Technology that is accredited by the ASHP. After the core curriculum has been successfully completed, the final portion of the program is an externship which will provide you with valuable supervised and experience in a clinical environment.

Contact the school at 877-809-2444 for more information about the program.

The American Institute of Medical Sciences & Education in Piscataway offers a 4 month Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program that includes a clinical externship of 160 hours in addition to 240 hours of classroom and lab instruction.

Call the school at 908-222-0002 to get more information about the program.