Pharmacy Technicians

All individuals performing the duties of a pharmacy technician (including a trainee) must have an Active registration prior to performing such duties. An application in Pending, Submitted, or In Review status does not allow the individual to perform the duties of a pharmacy technician.

Applicants will receive a Certificate of Issuance notice and an Active status when their registration is in Active Status.

HOW TO APPLY FOR REGISTRATION

To access information on an existing registration or to apply for a new registration, visit: https://elicense.ohio.gov .

There are three types of technician registrations available:

  1. Certified Pharmacy Technician
  2. Registered Pharmacy Technician
  3. Pharmacy Technician Trainees

IMPORTANT: REGISTRATION IS A LEGAL TERM SIMILAR LICENSURE. WHILE ALL TECHNICIANS AND TRAINEES MUST REGISTER WITH THE BOARD THEY MUST DETERMINE WHICH REGISTRATION CATEGORY (CERTIFIED TECHNICIAN, REGISTERED TECHNICIAN OR TECHNICIAN TRAINEE) FITS BEST. TO DETERMINE WHICH TYPE OF REGISTRATION YOU WILL NEED, REVIEW Q4 OF THIS FAQ DOCUMENT .

For more information regarding pharmacy technician registration, please review the full Pharmacy Technician Registration FAQ document here.

For information on approved pharmacy training programs, please review the Approved Pharmacy Technician Training Programs FAQ document here.

If you need additional information, the most expedient way to have your questions answered is to e-mail the Board at technician@pharmacy.ohio.gov. Due to the high volume of applicants, responses may take up to ten business days.


eLICENSE GUIDES

On April 23, 2018, the Board of Pharmacy transitioned to a new licensing system, eLicense Ohio. To access information on an existing license or to apply for a new license, visit: https://elicense.ohio.gov.

To assist licensees in using the new system, the Board created several eLicense guides that can be accessed below.


General Information


Applications

To access information on an existing license or to apply for a new license, visit: https://elicense.ohio.gov.


FORMS


Pharmacy Technician Training Programs