Pharmacy Technician Resources

Welcome Pharmacy Technician! If you would like to start a career as a pharmacy technician, learn about how to become certified or need to obtain continuing education credits, you have come to the right place!

KS Pharmacy Technicians Required to Complete Continuing Education Starting October 2017

Kansas Pharmacy Technicians must be registered with the Kansas Board of Pharmacy and must renew their registration every two years. There are several steps needed for renewal and those steps can be found on the Board’s website by clicking here.

Starting this year, pharmacy technicians in Kansas are now required to complete 20 hours of continuing education (CE) every two years to renew their registration

Registrations expiring October 31, 2017 will need to have completed 10 hours of CE. Those 10 hours must have been earned between September 1, 2015 and the day you renew in 2017. Registrations expiring October 31, 2018 will need 20 hours of CE before renewing. CE for those renewing next year will need to be earned between September 1, 2016 and the date of renewal.

The CE completed must be:

  • Be submitted to and approved by a state Board of Pharmacy prior to completion. Once completed, the certificate must be submitted to the Kansas Board within 30 days of completion for any state approved courses.
  • CE earned for a national certification can be applied to your Kansas renewal.
  • CE does not need to be technician specific. 

KPhA continues to provide readily available CE credit opportunities for technicians via live programs as well as live webinars and on-demand seminars to complete at your own pace.

Click here for online CE opportunities

Click here for information on registering as a pharmacy technician with the Kansas Board of Pharmacy

Click here for Pharmacy Certified Technician Training Materials

If you are interested in becoming certified, there are two exams that are available:

1) Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Exam- This is a great place to learn about how to become certified and what to do to keep your certification.

NOTE: PTCB requires CPhTs to manually enter continuing education (CE) hours into an online PTCB account in order to recertify. In addition, PTCB encourages all CPhTs to register for the CPE Monitor and obtain an NABP e-Profile ID. The CPE Monitor is a national, collaborative effort by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) that allows pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to track their completed pharmacy continuing education (CPE) credits in a central system. ACPE requires all CPE credits to be processed and claimed no later than 60 days from the date of the live or on-demand activity. 

2) ExCPT Exam - Provided by the National Health Career Association

For more technician information, go to the National Pharmacy Technician Association website.

Pharmacy Technician Schools in Kansas

Studying materials to prepare for exam

KPhA has an agreement with the publishers of Pharmacists Letter to provide a technician training module/webinar called Pharmacy Technicians University™ to our members at a steeply discounted rate. Normally priced at $960, the KPhA member price is only $150.  In order for our technician members to take advantage of the discount, you must call the KPhA office to receive a special code that you will enter on the website.

Technician Program:

The medication therapy management (MTM) technician certification program allows a pharmacy technician to earn
12 hours of ACPE credit over 11 modules
to become MTM certified.

     The program costs $24.95

Please email for more information on the cost of the training manuals or if you have any questions regarding KPhA membership. 

Phone: 785.228.2327 
Fax: 785.228.2511
 Kansas Pharmacists Association
1020 SW Fairlawn Road
Topeka KS, 66604    
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