An applicant for registration as a pharmacy technician may assist a registered pharmacist in the practice of pharmacy for a period of up to 60 days prior to the issuance of a certificate of registration if the applicant has submitted the required fee and an application for registration to the Department. The applicant shall keep a copy of the submitted application on the premises where the applicant is assisting in the practice of pharmacy.
The following materials are required to make application for a Pharmacy Technician license in Illinois:
1. Application for Pharmacy Technician Licensure. If the name shown on your application is different from that shown on your supporting documents, you must submit proof of legal name change –a copy of marriage license, divorce decree, court order or statement explaining change and stating change was not for fraudulent purposes.
2. Proof of presently attending or having graduated from high school or a G.E.D. (General Education Development) program. Proof must be in the form of a diploma, certificate, transcript, or statement on school letterhead (copies are acceptable).
3. Must be 16 years of age (18 years of age for CERTIFIED designation).
The application which you submit is valid for 3 years from date of receipt. If you are issued a license, it will expire annually on March 31 regardless of date of issuance.