Registered Pharmacy Technician


Click on the appropriate tab below to see the Renewal Requirements, Process, Fees and Continuing Education (CE) for a Registered Pharmacy Technician

Current licenses will expire at midnight, Eastern Time, on December 31, 2014.

To ensure you receive your renewal notification from the department, your current mailing address must be on file. Failure to renew an active or inactive license by the expiration date will result in the license being placed in delinquent status. Failure by a delinquent licensee to become clear and active or clear and inactive before the expiration of the current licensure cycle renders the license null and void without any further action by the board or the department.

A licensee who remains on inactive status for more than two consecutive biennial licensure cycles and who wishes to reactivate the license may be required to demonstrate the competency to resume active practice by sitting for a special purpose examination or by completing other reactivation requirements.

The department will renew your license upon receipt of:

  1. Completed renewal application
  2. Required fees

Military Exemption

To receive an exemption from the renewal requirements, please provide a copy of your orders which provides the beginning and end date of your current enlistment or a copy of your spouse’s orders. If you are a Commissioned Officer, you may provide a letter from your commanding officer that reflects the length of your contract with a beginning and end date to fulfill this requirement.

At least 90 days before your license expires, the department will mail you a renewal notification postcard to your last known mailing address of record. You will have until midnight on the day your license expires to renew. Failure to renew an active or inactive license by the expiration date will result in the license being placed in delinquent status. Failure by a delinquent licensee to become active or inactive before the expiration of the current licensure cycle renders the license null and void without any further action by the board or the department.

You may RENEW ONLINE if:
  • You do not need to change the status of your license.
  • You have a credit card/debit card to complete the transaction.
  • Your license status is not ‘Military, Active’.
  • If you are renewing your license after the expiration date and your status still indicates ’Clear/Active’ or ‘Clear/Inactive’ , you will be assessed a delinquency fee. The delinquency fee will be in addition to your renewal fees.
  • If your license was ‘Delinquent, Active’ or ‘Delinquent, Inactive’ before the renewal deadline, it will be moved to ‘Null and Void’ status after the renewal deadline and you should contact your board office for instruction.
Instructions for Renew Online:
  1. Click the “Renew Online” button above.
  2. Enter your user name and password
    • Please note your user ID and password were mailed with your physical license.
    • If you are having trouble accessing your account, please try the alternate login process, located at the bottom of the login screen.
    • If you require further assistance, please contact the MQA Communication Center at 850-488-0595.
  3. Click “Renew License” from the column on the left hand side of the page.

After logging in to the renewal system, licensees will be prompted to answer a series of questions and required to provide certain information, if appropriate. The renewal process typically takes 10-15 minutes and licensees pay their renewal fee by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover when they are done.

 

You may RENEW BY MAIL if:
  • You need to change the status of your license.
  • You need to pay using a cashier’s check or money order.
  • You do NOT have a credit card/debit card to complete the transaction.
  • You need to request a name change
  • Your license is in ‘Military, Active’ status.

 

To Print Your Renewal Notice:
  1. Click the “Renew Online” button above.
  2. Enter your user name and password
    • Please note your user ID and password will be mailed with your renewal notification.
    • If you do not know your user ID and password, select “Get Login Help?”
  3. Once you are properly logged in, you may print your renewal notice by selecting the Renew License link, then click on the Renew by Mail option

Information for requesting a Name Change

Name changes require legal documentation showing the name change. Please submit a request including your full name as it appears on your license, profession, license number, your new name, your date of birth, the last four digits of your social security number, and your signature. Attach supporting documents, which must be one of the following:

  • a copy of a state issued marriage license that includes the original signature and seal from the clerk of the court
  • a divorce decree showing the name change
  • a court order showing the name change (Adoption, legal name change, federal identity change)

Any one of these will be accepted unless the department has a question about the authenticity of the document. A social security card is not considered legal documentation.

Please Note: The last four digits of the SSN are requested as required by DOH Policy Number DOHP 385-LS05-12 Name Changes for Existing Licensees, which was established for security purposes due to past instances of fraudulent activity.

Certified check or money order should be made payable to the Florida Department of Health

If renewing BEFORE your license expires, your fees will be:

Active Renewing Active $55.00
Active Requesting Inactive $55.00
Inactive Renewing Inactive $55.00
Inactive Requesting Active $105.00
Military Requesting Active $55.00
Active Requesting Retired $55.00
Inactive Requesting Retired $55.00

If renewing AFTER your license expires, your fees will be:

Active Renewing Active $80.00
Active Requesting Inactive $105.00
Inactive Renewing Inactive $80.00
Inactive Requesting Active $155.00
Active Requesting Retired $105.00
Inactive Requesting Retired $105.00

Licenses that expired on December 31, 2012 will become Null & Void1 on January 1, 2015.

If renewing 120 day Notified Delinquent your fees will be

Active Renewing Active $135.00
Active Requesting Inactive $135.00
Inactive Requesting Inactive $135.00
Inactive Requesting Active $185.00
Active Requesting Retired $135.00
Inactive Requesting Retired $135.00

By submitting the appropriate renewal fees to the department, a licensee acknowledges compliance with all requirements for renewal, including continuing education.




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 1Null & Void -The licensed practitioner failed to renew their licensure status for two renewal cycles, resulting in their license expiring.

Continuing Education (CE) Requirements

Required Subject Area Required Number of Hours Important Information
General Hours 18 General hours can be either ACPE or Board approved, 4 of the 20 must be live.
Medical Error 2 Medical Error Must be Board Approved

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First Biennium Renewal: If you are renewing your license for the first time and the renewal occurs less than 12 months after the initial licensure date you are only required to complete 1 hour in HIV/AIDS and 2 medical error. If your renewal occurs 12 months or more after your initial licensure date you are required to complete 9 (2 must be live)  general hours of registered pharmacy technician continuing education, 1 hours HIV/AIDS and 2 medical error.

CE Reporting Information →

Board Rule Approved Providers

  • Accreditation Council on Pharmacy Education (ACPE) approved for Pharmacy Technician Education
  • Providers and courses approved by the Board of Pharmacy listed in CEBroker for Pharmacy Technician Education
  • Subjects which are taken at an accredited education institution and are specific to a Registered Pharmacy Technician program can be used for continuing education as pursuant to Rule 64B16-26.351, F.A.C.

Other Methods of Obtaining Continuing Education per Biennium

  • 5 hours for attending an 8 hour meeting Board of Pharmacy

Helpful Information

  • Hours approved for Pharmacist Continuing Education is not approved for Pharmacist Technician Continuing Education
  • When taking a continuing education course for Technicians please verify that it is approved for Technicians and not a Pharmacist approved course. An ACPT-T approval number is approved for Technicians.
  • Please verify the course(s) you are attending are approved for Pharmacy Technicians and not Pharmacist. Pharmacy Technicians cannot receive credit for attending courses approved for Pharmacist. Courses approved for Pharmacy Technicians will have an ACPE-T approval number. Courses approved for Pharmacist will hae an ACPE-P approval number.

Click on Chapter or Section Number to View

Florida Statute

Chapter 456: Health Professions and Occupations: General Provisions
Chapter 465: Pharmacy
Section 465.009: Continuing professional pharmaceutical education

Florida Administrative Code

Rule 64B16-26.103: Continuing Education Credits; Renewal