Pharmacy Technician Certification in Oregon

Pharmacy technicians in Oregon must be board certified. To qualify, technicians must be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or its equivalent.


To receive a pharmacy technician certification in the state of Oregon applicants must submit one passport photo, a photocopy of both the front and the back of a government issued photo ID (such as a driver’s license or passport) and a copy of their National Certification Certificate from either the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) or Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT). The application fee is $50 and can be paid by check or money order. Applicants with a past criminal history (this does not include traffic violations) must also include police reports and court records detailing the final outcome of their case. If you have had past disciplinary action taken against you by another state’s board of pharmacy you must include that information as well.


After an application is received the board sends a fingerprint instruction packet that must be returned along with a check or money order for $52.00. The fingerprint process is conducted by the Oregon State Police and may take 21 days or longer. Once the process is finished, applicants who satisfy all requirements should receive their license within seven to ten business days.



Oregon State Board of Pharmacy
800 NE Oregon St, Suite 150
Portland, OR 97232
Phone: 971/673-0001
Fax: 971/673-0002