Pharmacy Technicians Requirements in North Carolina

BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR REGISTRATION AS A PHARMACY TECHNICIAN IN NORTH CAROLINA

In order to become registered as a Pharmacy Technician in North Carolina the law requires that an applicant shall present to the Board of Pharmacy satisfactory evidence that the applicant:
1. holds a high school diploma or equivalent or is currently enrolled in a program that awards a high school diploma;
2. is employed by a pharmacy holding a valid in-state pharmacy permit;
3. completes a training program approved by the supervising pharmacist-manager that includes: pharmacy terminology, pharmacy calculations, dispensing systems and labeling requirements, pharmacy laws and regulations, record keeping and documentation, and the proper handling and storage of medications.
OR
Holds a current pharmacy technician certification issued by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (“PTCB”)

TECHNICIAN TRAINING
The training program required for technicians shall be provided by the supervising pharmacy manager. The requirements of the training program may differ depending upon the type of employment. The pharmacist – manager shall consider prior training including, specifically, a registrant’s holding a military occupational specialty of pharmacy technician.

Sourc from: North Carolina Board of Pharmacy