Pharmacy Technicians Requirements in Maryland

PHARMACY TECHNICIAN REGISTRATION APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

This application should be completed by applicants who want to become Maryland Registered Pharmacy Technicians in accordance with Maryland Health Occupation (HO) laws §12-6B-01 – 14.

• Complete the attached Maryland Board of Pharmacy’s Application for Pharmacy Technician Registration.
• Submit the completed application with all attachments and a check or money order made payable to the Maryland Board of Pharmacy in the amount of $ 45.00 to: Maryland Board of Pharmacy, 4201 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215.

NOTE: Your application will be good for one year from the date received by the Board. If you wish to obtain a registration and have not met all criteria within one year, you must resubmit an application and the applicable fees.

• Request a State of Maryland Criminal History Record Report from the Criminal Justice Information System (“CJIS”) and provide the report to the Board.

NOTE: Your application will not be processed until the Board receives your completed CJIS report. Please review the in-depth CJIS instructions located on the Board’s website at http://www.dhmh.maryland.gov/pharmacy by clicking on the “Technician” tab and opening the Word document under general information.

• Nationally Certified Applicants must submit evidence of current certification by a national pharmacy technician certification program (legible true photocopy of the certificate).

• Non-Nationally Certified Applicants must submit evidence of completion of a Board-approved pharmacy technician training program that include 160 hours of work experience (including the signature of the registrar, pharmacy trainer, and/or pharmacy manager) and evidence of having passed a Board-approved technician examination (legible photocopy of documentation showing program completion and a passing score).

• Reciprocity Applicants must submit evidence of registration in another state under requirements similar to the registration requirements in Maryland (legible true photocopy of state registration) and a letter of good standing from the state Board in the state(s) of current registration. If your state does not require registration/licensure of pharmacy technicians with the board of pharmacy, you must submit a Pharmacy Work Experience Affidavit ( Attachment 1) completed by the pharmacist under whom you worked as a pharmacy technician for at least six months preceding the pharmacy technician application date to the Maryland Board of Pharmacy.

• All applicants must be currently enrolled in high school, be a high school graduate, or have a GED.

• If you are interested in volunteering for the Emergency Preparedness Task Force, please visit http://dhmh.maryland.gov/pharmacy/SitePages/emergency-preparedness-information.aspx for more information and/or email MDresponds.dhmh@maryland.gov to register.

NOTE: Please allow four to six weeks for processing of your application.

NOTE: The application fee is a non-refundable, administrative fee.

Source from: Maryland Board of Pharmacy