Effective January 1,2014, the Board will not renew the registration of a pharmacy technician who was initially registered after January 1, 2013, or who was initially registered prior to that date but did not maintain continuous registration, unless the individual has completed a pharmacy technician training program. There are several types of training programs
that will be acceptable, including:
* a pharmacy technician training program offered by a board-approved, accredited vocational/technical institution or college;
* a pharmacy technician training program accredited by a board -approved, national organization that accredits pharmacy technician training programs;
* a pharmacy technician training program provided by a branch of the United States armed forces or Public Health Service;
* an employer-based program that includes a minimum of 240 hours in a one year period of both theoretical and practical instruction.
The Board is aware of only one national organization that accredits pharmacy technician training programs at this time: the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
(ASHP). Pharmacy technician training programs accredited by ASHP are automatically approved.
Source from: Minnesota Board of Pharmacy