In Illinois, pharmacy technicians must be registered by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Registration requirements include:

  • being 16 years of age;
  • has not engaged in conduct or behavior determined to be grounds for discipline under the Pharmacy Practice Act;
  • completion of high school or its equivalent (GED); and,
  • payment of a fee.

Registration renewal is required yearly.

For more information, contact the:

Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
320 West Washington Street, 3rd Floor, Springfield, IL 62786
Phone: 217.785.0800, Fax: 217.782.7645

Certification is optional for pharmacy technicians. It is rarely required for employment or advancement. However, certification can be a benefit when applying for jobs. Certification demonstrates to employers that the individual has met skill standards. For more information about certification, contact:

Pharmacy Technician Certification Board
2215 Constitution Avenue NW, Suite 101, Washington DC 20037-2985
Toll Free: 800.363.8012, Fax: 202.429.7596