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Detailed Information for: Pharmacy Technician, Oregon Certified
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Updated: 11/24/2014
Description: A "Certified Oregon Pharmacy technician" is a person licensed by the State Board of Pharmacy who assists the pharmacist in the practice of pharmacy pursuant to rules of the board.
Statutes, Rules, Ordinances: OAR 855-025
Duration: Expires Annually on September 30.
Fees - application, exam, etc.:  $50.00 Non-Refundable Fee
Responsible Agency: Pharmacy, Oregon Board of
Examination Information: To be licensed as a Certified Pharmacy Technician in Oregon, you must demonstrate that you have taken and passed the certified pharmacy technician exam. The tests are administered through either:

1. Pharmacy Technician Certification Board
(800) 363-8012 or

2. NHA - ExCPT
(800) 499-9092

NOTE: Testing is NOT administered by the Oregon Board of Pharmacy. You must contact one of the agencies listed above for information regarding testing and certification.
Continuing Ed Requirements: During each period from September 1 through August 31, all Certified Oregon Pharmacy Technicians must complete and report at least one hour of pharmacy law, appropriate to the applicant's work setting and functions. Fifty minutes equal one contact hour.
Prerequisites: Certified Oregon Pharmacy Technicians shall complete initial training as outlined by the pharmacist-in-charge which includes on-the-job and related education corresponding to the tasks they are to perform. They must also have National Certification either through:

1. Pharmacy Technician Certification Board
(800) 363-8012 or

2. NHA - ExCPT
(800) 499-9092
Application Form: Certified Pharmacy Technician Initial License Application
Service Links:  Fingerprinting Requirement effective February 1, 2011
 National Healthcareer Association - ExCPT
 Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)
 Online License / Registration Verification
 Initial License Application
 Click here to renew online
 Address / Employer Change Form
 Request a Certified Copy of your license
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Required Documentation: Along with the completed application, you must submit:
  • a passport regulation size photo,
  • a copy of your Driver's License or state issued ID Card,
  • a copy of your National Certification.
These items are required with your application regardless of when you obtained your Oregon Pharmacy Technician license. The Board will conduct a fingerprint background check.

  Agency Information
Please refer to the Agency Website for further details and additional information.
Agency Name: Pharmacy, Oregon Board of
E-mail Address: pharmacy.board@state.or.us
Phone: 971-673-0001
Mail Address: Oregon Board of Pharmacy
800 NE Oregon St., Suite 150
Portland, OR 97232
Website Information: http://www.oregon.gov/Pharmacy/pages/index.aspx

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