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To apply for registration, applicants should visit the Board of Pharmacy’s eLicense website, which can be found at All individuals performing the duties of a pharmacy technician must have an active registration before performing such duties. Applications with a pending, submitted, or "in review" status do not allow individuals to perform technician duties.

All pharmacy technician applicants must obtain the required criminal records check by submitting fingerprints to the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation and FBI via a WebCheck provider located in Ohio. WebCheck locations can be found on the Attorney General’s website. For more information and detailed instructions on completing a criminal records check, please review this guidance document.

Registered technicians must be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma, GED, or foreign school diploma equivalent to a U.S. high school diploma. Applicants must provide identification and a diploma. Registered Pharmacy Technician applicants who completed their primary/high school education outside of the United States are required to submit evidence of English proficiency. For more information on English proficiency requirements, please review this guidance document.

Certified technicians must have completed an approved technician training program.. They must be sure to upload training documents upon completion. For more information on approved training programs, please review this document.

The application review process normally occurs within 10-15 business days of submission. If approved, applicants will receive a Certificate of Issuance notice and an active status. Registration is valid under March 31st of each even numbered year.

If you need additional information, the most expedient way to have your questions answered is to e-mail the Board at Due to the high volume of applicants, responses may take up to ten business days.