Louisiana Pharmacy Technician Training Programs

Louisiana pharmacy technician training programs

To become a pharmacy technician in the state of Louisiana, individuals must meet a number of requirements. In addition to passing a State and Federal criminal background check, aspiring pharmacy technicians must be:

-At least 18 years of age

-A High school graduate

-Of good moral character and non-impaired

The Louisiana Board of Pharmacy also requires the following:

 -Education: Candidates shall be enrolled in a Board-approved Pharmacy Technician Training Program or currently possess a certificate from the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)

 -Experience: Candidates shall earn at least 600 hours in a Louisiana-permitted pharmacy which is not on probation, with at least 200 of those hours earned during the structured training program

 -Examination: Candidates shall pass the examination administered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)

*Applicants may not perform technician functions or earn any hours until a registration has been issued.  Registrations are valid for 18-months and are NOT renewable.

Fortunately, the Louisiana schools listed below offer accredited certificate and degree programs that can help you prepare for a career as a pharmacy technician and satisfy the state’s education and examination requirements. 

Louisiana Schools with Pharmacy Technician Training Programs:

Pharmacy Technician Programs - Major Louisiana Colleges and Universities

Louisiana State University at Alexandria – Alexandria

University of Louisiana at Monroe - Monroe

Pharmacy Technician Programs – Other Louisiana Colleges

Bossier Parish Community College – Bossier City

Delgado Community College – New Orleans

Louisiana Technical College – Ferriday, New Iberia, and Opelousas

Northwest Louisiana Technical College - Natchitoches

South Central Louisiana Technical College - Morgan City