Pharmacy Technicians

New Applicants

Pharmacy technicians new to the field should use the following instructions and documents to apply for registration with the Board. The application fee is $77. Use the following forms and instructions to complete the process:

Please allow 3 weeks for the Board to process a complete technician application. Missing items, incomplete applications, criminal history and other items cause significant delays.

Personal History Reporting

If you answer "yes" to any of the Personal History questions on the Technician Application, you must complete the Personal History Reporting Form in addition to your application.

Certification Exam

Technicians will be required to pass a technician certification exam before the first renewal or, if previously registered, at the time of application.  All pharmacy technicians registered on or after July 1, 2017, will be required to pass a national pharmacy technician certification examination (KAR 68-5-17).

The Board has approved the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) and the National HealthCareer Association Examination for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT). Please contact either organization for more information regarding the pharmacy technician certification examination.

If a pharmacy technician has already passed an approved exam, please email [email protected], fax or mail a copy of the certificate to the Board office along with the pharmacy technician name and Kansas registration number.

Exam Resources

Any technician who is unable to take or pass an approved exam may request a six-month extension at least 30 days before the technician's registration expiration date by completing an LA-75 Technician Certification Extension Request (Form LA-75). The form is NOT a waiver for continuing education hours. 

Continuing Education

Pharmacy technicians are required to complete 20 hours of continuing education for each registration renewal period. Those hours must have been earned during the registration period.

Continuing Education Audit

The Board conducts an audit each year of a random sample of renewed technician's continuing education submissions to ensure they meet the Board's requirements. Any audited technician who did not meet the requirements will be notified and asked to provide proof of completed continuing education to meet the requirements.

A failure to respond to audit requests could result in disciplinary action.

Current Technician Information

If you are currently registered as a pharmacy technician in the state of Kansas, you may update information with the Board through the following forms:

Technician Renewal

Pharmacy technicians need to renew their registration every two years. Registrations expire on October 31, and the online renewal portal opens in mid-September for those expiring in the same year. In order to renew your registration:

Technician Reinstatement after Revocation

If your pharmacy technician registration has been revoked by the Kansas Board of Pharmacy, you must wait a minimum of one year from the date of revocation before applying for reinstatement.

Renewal Frequently Asked Questions

Pharmacy Technician Renewal

  • Can I renew online?

    Yes. Between September 5 and October 31, you can complete your renewal application and make payment online 24 hours a day, seven days a week from any location with Internet access. It only takes a few minutes and you will receive a confirmation when you finish, so you will know your renewal is complete. In most instances, your new registration is mailed within 10 business days after you submit the online renewal. Your renewal information will be available on our License Verification Database as soon as it is processed by the Board office.
  • Do I have to pay my renewal fee online?

    No. You can print your renewal (after completed online in the renewal portal) and mail it along with a check or money order made payable to the Kansas State Board of Pharmacy.
  • Can I pay my renewal fee online?

    Yes. You can pay online using a credit/debit card (a 2.5% transaction fee will be assessed), or an electronic check (a $1.25 transaction fee will be added).
  • Do I need to take a test to renew?

    No. However, if you first registered as a pharmacy technician after July 1, 2017, you will be required to successfully pass a pharmacy technician certification exam approved by the Board before your first renewal.
  • When does my pharmacy technician registration expire?

    There is no grace period for renewals. Registrations expire on the date printed on the registration. Expiration dates are also provided on the Board’s website under the license verification link.
  • Do I need any continuing education (CE) hours before I can renew?

    Yes, 20 hours of CE are required to renew your pharmacy technician registration.

  • When does my renewal have to be received by the Board office?

    There is NO grace period for renewals. Renewal applications must be hand-delivered, postmarked, or electronically time-stamped on or before the expiration date of the registration. All other renewals will be considered late and the registration will expire. You will then be required to complete a new application and fingerprint card (cost is $67). You cannot work without a current registration.
  • Can I renew my registration after it has expired?

    No. Renewal applications hand-delivered, postmarked, or electronically time-stamped after the expiration date are considered late and the registration will expire. You will then be required to complete a new application and fingerprint card (cost is $67). You cannot work without a current registration..
  • Do I have to answer disciplinary questions for my entire criminal history?

    No. Answer the disciplinary questions for the time period since your last renewal (or from your initial application if you registered in the past two years). If you answer "yes" to a disciplinary question, you should also complete and submit/upload the S-150 Personal History.
  • Does the Board review the answers to the disciplinary history questions?

    Yes. All renewal applications are reviewed. If you answer "yes" to a disciplinary question, you should also complete and submit/upload the S-150 Personal History.