New York State does not require registration to work as a pharmacy technician. The New York Division of Professional Licensing Services does not provide regulation for pharmacy techs, therefore there are no requirements in New York to work as a pharmacy technician.
Basic Pharmacy Technician Requirements in New York
While the state does not require registration or licensing of pharmacy technicians, you should meet at least the following criteria:
- Be at least 18 years old
- Have a high school diploma or a GED
- Must be of good moral character
- Pass a criminal background check
- Completed a pharmacy technician program accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
As New York does not regulate the pharmacy technician career field, your best option is to attend a pharmacy tech program that is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). Training programs that are accredited by the ASHP have shown that they meet the recommended requirements as deemed by the national certification programs from both the PTCB and the NHA.
National certification is not required in New York.
Pharmacy Tech Training in New York
Below lists schools available for training:
Monroe College, with NY campuses in the Bronx, New Rochelle, and Queens offers an Associate Degree Program in Pharmacy Technician. With a combination of both general education and pharmacy technician requirements to be fulfilled to graduate with the degree, the program is approved by the New York State Education Department.
For more information, contact the school at 800-556-6676.
New York Institute of Medical Careers in Queens awards a certificate upon successful completion of their Pharmacy Technician Program. The program is 130 credit hours total and offers the chance to complete a valuable internships at a retail pharmacy outlet. The school also offers job placement services for its students.
To find out more information about the school and the program, contact them at 718-565-9500 or send an email to [email protected].