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The South Carolina Board of Pharmacy does not have any strict prerequisites regarding the practice of Pharmacy Technicians but many employers will require that you are certified through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).

South Carolina State Specific 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 criminal charges (if so you must provide a written explanation)
  • Submit an application, application fee of $40, a copy of your driver’s license, and social security card to South Carolina State Board of Pharmacy
  • Complete 10 hours continuing education (4 live hours and 6 home study, or all 10 live hours) during each renewal period

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 To report any out-of-date information on this list, please notify bopupdate@rxtechexam.com.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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