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Louisiana is one of the many states that require that you have a Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Certified before gaining a license to work as a Certified Pharmacy Technician. Louisiana is one of the only states that require that you have 600 hours of practical experience in a pharmacy prior to submitting your application to the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy.

Louisiana State Specific Requirements:

  • You must be at least 18 years old
  • You must have a high school diploma or GED
  • You must be of good moral character
  • Submit an application with the following:
    • Proof of PTCB Certification
    • A one-time registration fee of $100, and a Criminal Background Check Fee of $42.50
    • A 2x2 “passport-style” photo
    • A Pharmacist affidavit that you have completed at least 600 hours of practical experience
  • Renew license by June 30th of each year (regardless of the date issued) with a fee of $50. Louisiana levies a major penalty for those that don’t recertify on time, a $275 late fee!
  • Louisiana also requires that Technicians earn 10 Technician Specific Continuing Education (CE) Hours each year

Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Requirements:

  • You must be at least 18 years old
  • You must have a high school diploma or GED
  • You must have not been convicted of any felonies or drug related misdemeanors
  • Study for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE)
  • Complete the application process at PTCB.org and include, as part of the application process, pay the exam fee of $129

Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Continuing Education Requirements:

  • Obtain 20 hours of Continuing Education (CE) during 2 year re-certification cycle
  • 1 hour must be in Pharmacy Law, 1 hour must be in Patient Safety
  • All Continuing Education must be Tech-Specific
  • The PTCB Re-certification Fee is $40 and is payable to the PTCB every 2 years


Note: This is provided as an informational service only and is not to be construed as legal advice. While reasonable attempts were made to ensure accuracy of this information at the time of writing (last updated 12/4/2014), it is subject to change. Readers are encouraged to check the applicable statutes or board regulations for the latest information. This information does not come with any expressed or implied warranty. Application files are for the 2014/2015 years only. To report any out-of-date information on this list, please notify bopupdate@rxtechexam.com. We hope this helps!
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