Any Pharmacy Technician registration that has not been renewed by March 31, 2020, becomes null and void after this date and the Technician shall not perform Pharmacy Technician duties in the pharmacy dispensing or drug storage area until such time as the registration is renewed. The MS BOP is communicating that there is no grace period for the March registration deadline.
Technicians that applied for or obtained a new registration on or after April 1, 2011, must successfully pass the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Exam (PTCB) or the ExCPT Exam from NHA prior to their first renewal of the registration. Technician certification must also be maintained for each renewal cycle via the applicable certification provider. If a Pharmacy Technician has failed to renew their Registration as a result of failure to pass the required certification exams, they can no longer perform technician duties.
To complete the renewal processes you can visit the MS BOP website here.
A completed renewal packet, if mailed, MUST BE POSTMARKED no later than March 31, 2020. Renewal packets received after that date will be returned to you and a late renewal fee in the amount of $50.00 will be assessed. The late fee must be paid prior to processing your renewal.
For questions, please email Merrill Garner: firstname.lastname@example.org