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Pharmacy Technician Background Check Information

The following link is to the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy's Background Check Summary for Pharmacy Technicians (12/18/2017). This summary includes information about the law, finger-printing, background checks and a link to "WebCheck".

The following website link tells pharmacies where in each county pharmacy techs can get a background check.

Ohio State Board of Pharmacy - use the following links and scroll down the page to view information for qualified pharmacy technicians in the Ohio Pharmacy Technician Law/Rules. 

Qualified Pharmacy Technician Law

Qualified Pharmacy Technician Rules - see rules 4729-4-01 thru 4729-4-04   

Approved Examinations for Qualified Pharmacy Technicians - see rules 4729:3-1 thru 4729:3-5

Upcoming Live Programming

The Summer Pharmacy Technician Education Seminar is a great way to earn up to 7 contact hours of continuing education credit, including 1 hour of pharmacy law. The full day seminar will be held on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at the Makoy Center in Hilliard. The program is presented by the Ohio Pharmacists Foundation (OPF). Additional programming information may be found in the program brochure at the following link:
 2018 Summer Pharmacy Technician Program Brochure

Our secure registration system is now smartphone and mobile device friendly! This convenient online registration process is the fastest, easiest way to register, and you'll automatically receive your confirmation receipt with details via email. Click here to register for the 2018 Summer Pharmacy Technician Program

The purpose of this seminar is to provide educational opportunities to specifically meet the needs of Ohio’s pharmacy technicians. In addition to pharmacy law, other topics include migraines, drug interactions, bipolar disorder, medication reconciliation, hypertension, and medication use in older adults. This is a great opportunity to learn about the most recent information and network with other pharmacy technicians across the state. Register for this exciting opportunity - Click here to register for the 2018 Summer Pharmacy Technician Program or phone 614.389.3236.  

Presented by: Ohio Pharmacists Foundation and Ohio Society of Health-System Pharmacists

This is a new resource for prospective pharmacy technicians. It includes current, up-to-date information regarding certification and licensing, job growth and salary data, CE requirements, and industry related articles.

What is a Pharmacy Technician?

A pharmacy technician assists the pharmacist with various pharmacy related work. Information on Ohio's laws and rules regarding qualified pharmacy technicians may be found on the Ohio Board of Pharmacy website at the following link under PHARMACY TECHNICIAN LAW:

According to the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board, a pharmacy technician "is a person who works under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist and performs many pharmacy-related functions. Pharmacy technicians are used in a wide variety of practice settings, including community pharmacies, hospitals, the military, in home health care, long term care, mail service facility, managed health care facilities, and educational/training programs. For the purposes of national voluntary certification, pharmacy technicians are defined as individuals working in a pharmacy, who under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist, assist in pharmacy activities not requiring the professional judgment of a pharmacist. The pharmacy technician is accountable to the supervising pharmacist, who is legally responsible by virtue of state licensure for the care and safety of patients served by the pharmacy. The pharmacy technician performs activities as the result of having certain knowledge and skills.

Why Do I Need to be Certified?

Article written by Mark Prifogle, 2011 President of the Indiana Academy of Pharmacy Technicians (IAPT), an academy of the Indiana Pharmacists Alliance (IPA).  Reprinted with permission. Original article appeared in the Indiana Pharmacist (Vol. 92, No. 3), third quarter, 2011.

Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)

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