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State Associates and Boards of Pharmacy

PTCB certified pharmacy technicians work in all 50 states, in addition to the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico. CPhTs work in nearly every pharmacy practice setting in these states, from small community pharmacies to large multi-site health-systems.

State Associates

Technicians have access to a wealth of resources available to them through state pharmacy organizations. State organizations affiliated with PTCB are dedicated to providing continuing education, support, and leadership opportunities to pharmacy technician members in their states. These resources provide technicians with professional development opportunities and tools to assist them in their daily interactions with pharmacists and patients.

PTCB's State Associate Program partners PTCB with health-system and community pharmacy associations to promote PTCB's Certification Program to pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, educators, legislators, and the public. PTCB encourages technicians to get involved with these great organizations! View a list of the state organizations who are active participants.

State Boards of Pharmacy

State Boards of Pharmacy seek to maintain and develop rules and regulations that protect public health. Although not every state regulates pharmacy technicians at this time, PTCB is dedicated to supporting Boards in an effort to create one single national standard for the work of pharmacy technicians across the nation.

Technicians who plan to move to a different state are encouraged to directly contact their state Board of Pharmacy to find out what requirements technicians may need to fulfill in order to work in the state.