Pharmacy Technician Status

States vary in the requirements and roles of pharmacy technicians. In Entry-level practice requirements of pharmacy technicians across the United States: A review, Ashlee N. Mattingly, Pharm. D. provides a review of statutes and regulations to determine entry-level requirements as of March, 2017, in the United States and the District of Columbia.

Check with the state board of pharmacy regarding:

  • Differentiations between certified and non-certified technicians and their roles
  • Differentiations between technician and “clerk” or other pharmacy assistant role
  • Pharmacist to technician/certified technician ratio
  • How the pharmacist/technician ratio is affected by students, volunteers, and pharmacy residents