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 $67. 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

Any technician who is renewing a registration for the first time will need to provide proof of passing a national certification examination. 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 pharmacy@ks.gov, 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 Extension Request Form (Form LA-75).

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?

  • Do I have to pay my renewal fee online?

  • Can I pay my renewal fee online?

  • Do I need to take a test to renew?

  • When does my pharmacy technician registration expire?

  • Do I need any continuing education (CE) hours before I can renew?

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

  • Can I renew my registration after it has expired?

  • Do I have to answer disciplinary questions for my entire criminal history?

  • Does the Board review the answers to the disciplinary history questions?