If you are on the verge of becoming a pharmacy technician in Oklahoma, you want to stay on top of all of the regulations and information you need to know to succeed.
Are Pharmacy Technicians Regulated In Oklahoma?
Yes they are regulated.
Does Oklahoma Require Certification To Practice As A Pharmacy Technician?
No they do not require them.
Which Of the Certification Exams Are Approved By Oklahoma?
None, but employers may have certain requirements.
What Are the Registration Dates?
Before you are registered you have to go through a pharmacy technician in training program, and then after registration you get more on the job training.
Is A License Required?
Yes it is required.
The Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy Information
Office: 4545 Lincoln Blvd., Suite 112
Oklahoma City, OK 73105-3488
Are There Any Professional Associations?
The Oklahoma Pharmacists Association, which can be contacted at www.opha.org.
What Are the Requirements To Become Licensed?
- Be employed at a pharmacy.
- The 1st and 2nd phase of the pharmacy technician in training program must be completed in your place of employment.
- Then comes the written application for registration as a pharmacy technician to the Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy. The application can be found at http://www.ok.gov/OSBP/documents/technew.pdf.
- There is also a nonrefundable $40 that must be included as well.
- You also must prove your citizenship as well.
Will There Be Training Required?
Yes there is, and it is overseen by the pharmacist that is in charge.
What About Continuing Education Requirements?
There are none.
When Is Renewal Required?
Annually, and the expiration is the last day of your month of birth. The $40 renewal fee must be included as well. The application for renewal can be found at http://www.ok.gov/OSBP/documents/tech0708.pdf.
What If I Move or I change Jobs?
Let the board know of the change.
Here Are A Few More Tips:
- Technicians in the pharmacy must be wearing name tags that state they are technicians at all times, and every action they take is the responsibility of the pharmacist in charge.
- A pharmacy technician can only perform non-professional judgment tasks, and there is a limit of two technicians in each pharmacy.