Montana Pharmacy Technician Training Programs

Montana pharmacy technician training programs

The Montana Board of Pharmacy regulates pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, pharmacy interns, and more. The Board has several requirements that must be met in order to practice in Montana. The Montana BOP lists the following requirements for pharmacy technicians:

In order to become employed in a Montana Pharmacy, the technician:

-Must be registered as a Certified Pharmacy Technician or Pharmacy Technician-in-Training

-Must be at least 18 years of age.

-Must be Pharmacy Technician certified by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB), or Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT) or other board approved certifying entity.

-Must Submit Character References: Three character references that have knowledge of your ability to practice as a pharmacy technician or technician-in-training. One must be from a registered pharmacist.

Note: The Pharmacy Technician-in-Training has 18 months from the time of registration to pass the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB), ExCPT or other board approved certifying entity. Fax or send a copy of the certification to the Montana Board of Pharmacy so registration can be changed to Certified Pharmacy Technician.

The Montana Board of Pharmacy requirements are the minimum requirements to become “legally” employed in the state. Many top employers require more. In addition to certification and registration, some employer’s might require a degree, and several years of experience, especially for teaching positions, positions in the technology sector, government positions, and research and consulting jobs.

Fortunately, two popular Montana schools can help you meet the state and employer requirements. The top Montana schools for pharmacy technicians are listed below.

Montana Schools with Pharmacy Technician Training Programs:

Pharmacy Technician Programs - Major Montana Colleges and Universities

The University of Montana-Missoula College of Technology - Missoula

Pharmacy Technician Programs – Other Montana Colleges

Flathead Valley Community College - Missoula