24.174.701 REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS
(1) In order to be registered as a pharmacy technician in this state, the applicant shall:
(a) submit application on a form prescribed by the board;
(b) pay application fees as prescribed by the board; and
(c) submit a copy of proof of certification by PTCB or other board approved certifying entity.
(2) In order to be registered as a technician-in-training in this state, the applicant shall:
(a) apply to the board for a permit on an application supplied by the board;
(b) pay the fee required;
(c) provide the name and address of the pharmacy in which the technician-in-training is employed. A change in place of employment will require submission of updated information within 30 working days of the change.
(3) The permit to practice as a technician-in-training shall be valid for a period of not longer than 18 months. A technician-in-training applicant who has not passed the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB), ExCPT, or other board-approved certifying exam within the 18 months due to extenuating circumstances may file a written request to the board for an extension of his or her technician-in-training license. The board will then determine when the license will expire. A technician-in-training whose license has expired but who did not pass the requisite exam may not apply for a technician-in-training license a second time.
(4) Working as a technician-in-training with an expired license is cause for disciplinary action against the licensee.
History: 37-7-201, MCA, IMP, 37-7-201, MCA; NEW, 2002 MAR p. 86, Eff. 1/18/02; AMD, 2010 MAR p. 74, Eff. 1/15/10; AMD, 2015 MAR p. 302, Eff. 3/27/15.