Pharmacy technicians have a very important job, since they are responsible for the availability and delivery of medication to Connecticut residents. These technicians are responsible for storing medication, monitoring inventory, maintaining patient records, filling prescriptions, and more. If you would like to become a pharmacy technician in Connecticut, check out this page to learn more about the requirements.
Pharmacy Technician Registration
Much as with the interior design registration in Connecticut, a pharmacy technician does not have to be licensed in order to work as a technician in the state of Connecticut. Instead, they need to register with the state. If you want to work in a pharmacy performing functions that don’t require a pharmacist’s license, you can simply register with the state. Keep in mind that a pharmacy technician and a pharmacist are different, and they require different licensure in the state of Connecticut. You simply have to register as a pharmacy technician in Connecticut, but you will need to go through the full licensing process if you want to be a pharmacist in Connecticut.
To become a pharmacist in Connecticut, you must go through one of four channels. You need to complete an examination, transfer your license from another state, graduate from a foreign school, or attend an accredited School of Pharmacy within the United States.
In order to register as a pharmacy technician in the state of Connecticut, you must work in a Connecticut pharmacy. You also need to fill out the registration application, whether you fill out a hard copy and mail it in or you apply online. Along with the registration form, you must submit a $100.00 application fee. Also keep in mind that once your registration is accepted, you need to keep your registration up-to-date. All pharmacy technician registrations expire on March 31st of each year, so you need to renew your registration before March 31st each year. The renewal fee for your registration is $50.00. You will get a renewal notice from the Department of Consumer Protection 30-45 days before your registration expires. You can renew your license either by mail or online, depending on your preference.
If you let your registration lapse, you can reinstate it as long as you apply within three years of the time of the lapse. You will have to fill out a reinstatement form online or by mail.
Defending Your Registration
Once you obtain a certificate of registration to work as a pharmacy technician in Connecticut, you do not want this registration to be revoked or suspended. The Department of Consumer Protection can take action against pharmacy technicians for the same issues that plague pharmacist, such as professional misconduct, criminal activity, and more. In order to protect your license, it is a good idea to contact a professional license defense attorney such as myself. To learn more, contact me. I am happy to answer your questions and work with you to defend your registration.
In addition, if you are interested in becoming a pharmacist in the state of Connecticut, contact my team for more information. We are happy to help you obtain a license and ensure that you follow all of the requirements so that you can keep this license.