Pharmacy Technician Certification in Rhode Island

There are two types of pharmacy technician license in Rhode Island, Tech I and Tech II. Both licenses require applicants to be 18 or older unless working as part of a career exploration program, hold a high school diploma or equivalent or be currently working toward a diploma and to be free of violations or felonies involving controlled substances.


Tech I license applications must be currently enrolled in a Rhode Island Board of Pharmacy-approved training program and are required to submit an affidavit confirming this from the pharmacist-in-charge.


Tech II license applicants must have successfully completed one of the following:


  • PTCB or EXCPT Certification Examination
  • ASHP Training Program
  • US Armed Services or US Public Health Service
  • Regionally accredited college or university program or secondary educational program


The application fee is $40.


Note that technicians certified or registered in other states may submit an endorsement application.


For more information:


Rhode Island Board of Pharmacy

3 Capitol Hill, Room 205

Providence, RI 02908-5097

Phone: 401/222-2837

Fax: 401/222-2158

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