Idaho Pharmacy Technician Training Schools, Salaries & Certification

Idaho requires pharmacy technicians to be registered and trained according the written standards of the pharmacy employer. To become a pharmacy technician in Idaho, the min. educational requirement is a high school diploma or equivalent. Some employers may offer on-the-job-training, however the majority prefer to hire graduates of a formal training program or those that have work experience.

The most popular route is to attend a training program available from various vocational schools or community colleges. Students attending Idaho pharmacy technician schools can remain in the area after graduation and obtain work as an entry level pharmacy tech in retail and hospital pharmacies or pharmacies within medical and doctor's practices. In addition students are also prepared to sit the national certification examinations from either PTCB or ICPT.

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Idaho Pharmacy Technician Schools

For today's busy student who is time-limited affordable correspondence pharmacy technician programs can be done online or by mail at home and at your own pace. Select any of the schools below for more information as to how it works.

Carrington College
122 N Liberty St Boise, ID 83704
Tel: (208) 779-3100

Boise State University
910 W University Dr, Boise, ID 83725
Tel: (208) 426-1000

College of Western Idaho
5500 E Opportunity Dr, Nampa, ID 83687
Tel: (208) 562-3000

Idaho Pharmacy Technician Salaries

The average Idaho pharmacy technician salary is $17.62 per hour or $36,660 a year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020). Entry level pharmacy technicians in Idaho start around $12.44 per hour whilst certified pharmacy technicians with at least 3 years of experience may earn between $20.03 and $24.25 per hour.

Idaho Pharmacy Technician Certification Requirements

Certification is required. The state of Idaho require pharmacy technicians to be certified through either PTCB (Pharmacy Technician Certification Board) or ICPT (Institute for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians). With that said you can, however, work as trainee technician while you are working toward your certification for max. of 2 yrs.

Idaho Pharmacy Technician License Requirements 

Idaho requires pharmacy technicians to be registered and licensed with the Idaho Board of Pharmacy.

Idaho Board of Pharmacy
bop.accessidaho.org

Professional Association for Idaho Pharmacy Technicians:
Idaho Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ISHP)
www.ishp.shuttlepod.org

Idaho pharmacy technician schools prepare students for a rewarding career providing support to a licensed pharmacist. The cities of Coeur d’Alene and Idaho Falls have the most plentiful amount of jobs for individuals in this field upon graduation.

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