Pharmacy Technicians

The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy has begun accepting pharmacy technician registration applications. Per Ohio law, all pharmacy technicians practicing in Ohio must be registered with the Board by April 6, 2018.


UPDATED 06/04/2018

The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy has received nearly 22,000 applications for Pharmacy Technician registration; almost 19,000 technician applications have been processed. During April of 2018, the Board transitioned to a new statewide eLicense system. That transition has caused significant manual processing of the remaining applications. However, processing has also revealed a large number of applications still lacking required documentation to allow full processing. To provide clarity for employers and applicants, the Board adopts the following:

All technicians who submitted application materials for registration by 11:59 p.m. on May 11, 2018, may continue to submit any outstanding documentation and this documentation must be received by the board before 08:00 a.m. on August 17, 2018 or their license will be deemed abandoned in accordance with rule 4729:3-1-01 of the Administrative Code.

Notwithstanding any prior resolution approved by the Board, an application deemed abandoned as of August 17, 2018, prohibits the applicant from continued practice as any classification of technician and precludes employment as any classification of technician.

Pharmacy technician applicants subject to this resolution may continue to practice until 11:59 p.m. August 17, 2018, unless otherwise notified in a Notice of Opportunity for Hearing letter proposing to deny the applicant’s registration. August 18, 2018, all individuals working as a pharmacy technician or technician trainee must hold a valid registration issued by the Board.

This resolution replaces Resolution R‐2018‐297 that was approved on April 9, 2018.


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:

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

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To access information on an existing license or to apply for a new license, visit:


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