Mississippi Pharmacy Technician Training Programs

Mississippi pharmacy technician training programs

While there are no formal education requirements to become a pharmacy technician in the state of Mississippi, most employers prefer candidates with a certificate or degree from an accredited college, plus training in the field. Most accredited training programs offer internships or apprenticeships, which can help you fulfill the “experience” requirement employers seek. 

Although formal education is not a requirement to become a pharmacy technician in Mississippi, registration is. The Mississippi State Board of Pharmacy lists the following information about registering entails.


Every person who intends to serve as a pharmacy technician must obtain a pharmacy technician registration from the Board. To obtain a pharmacy technician registration the applicant shall meet the following conditions for each Pharmacy Technician Registration issued after April 1, 2011:

A. Have attained eighteen (18) years of age; and

B. Be a high school graduate or hold GED equivalent and furnish copy of such

certificate to the Board; and

C. Be of good moral character as evidenced by having undergone and successfully

passed a criminal background check conducted by the Board; and

D. Have submitted a written application including a passport quality photo on a form(s)

prescribed by the Board; and

E. Have paid the initial registration fee not to exceed one-hundred dollars ($100.00); and

F. Have paid all fees associated with the criminal background check.

The Board also has certification requirements, but these requirements are applicable for registration renewals only.


Each pharmacy technician shall renew his/her registration annually. To renew his/her registration, a technician shall:

A. Submit an application on the form prescribed by the Board; and

B. Pay a renewal fee not to exceed one-hundred dollars ($100.00) for the registration period April 1, 2011 through March 31, 2012 and annually thereafter.

C. Have successfully passed the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Exam or a

Pharmacy Technician exam approved by the Board if the registration was obtained after April 1, 2011. This Certification must be maintained as specified or required by the examining authority.

D. If the registration was obtained after April 1, 2011, provide proof of a current approved certification.

Fortunately, Mississippi is home to a numebr of colleges that offer accredited training programs that can help you pass the certification exam and land a better job. The schoosl below are not the only options, but they are the most popular ones.

Mississippi Schools with Pharmacy Technician Training Programs:

Pharmacy Technician Programs - Major Mississippi Colleges and Universities

University of Mississippi – Oxford

Pharmacy Technician Programs – Other Mississippi Colleges

Coahoma Community College - Clarksdale 

Copiah-Lincoln Community College – Natchez, Wesson 

East Central Community College - Decatur 

East Mississippi Community College - Scooba 

Hinds Community College - Raymond 

Holmes Community College - Goodman 

Itawamba Community College - Fulton 

Jones County Junior College - Ellisville 

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College - Perkinston 

Northeast Mississippi Community College - Booneville 

Northwest Mississippi Community College - Senatobia