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, 2016.

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.

Renewal Instructions:
Please select the answer below that best applies to you for further instructions.

Have you registered for an account and linked your license in the new MQA Online Services Portal?

No, I have not registered for a new account

  1. Click the Renew Online button.
  2. Select your board and profession and click Submit.
  3. If you have not created an account in the new MQA Online Services Portal, select Click HERE for New User Registration. Please note that your user ID and password mailed with your physical license will no longer work with our new system. You must register for a new account using a valid email address.
  4. Follow the prompts to create your new account.
  5. After you Sign In with your new user ID and password, you will then be prompted by a 3-step process to link your license to your account before you can renew. You will need three (3) items:
    1. Your social security number
    2. Your date of birth
    3. Your mailing address zip code on file with the Department of Health (Please note that your mailing address zip code can be found on your renewal postcard or your physical license)
  6. Once you have successfully linked your license to your account, you will see the Manage My License section on your Quick Start Menu.
  7. During renewals, a “It is time to Renew” message will populate no later than 90 days prior to your license expiration date (Note: If you do not see the “It is time to Renew” message, please check back at a later time). Under It is time to Renew, select Renewal Application to submit your renewal application and payment.

Yes, I have registered for an account, but I have not linked my license

  1. Click the Renew Online button.
  2. Select your board and profession and click Submit.
  3. If you have an account but have not linked your license to your account, enter your user ID and password, then click Sign In.
  4. Once on your account, you must select Add My License or Previous Application to link your license. You will then be prompted by a 3-step process to link your license to your account before you can renew. You will need three (3) items:
    1. Your social security number
    2. Your date of birth
    3. Your mailing address zip code on file with the Department of Health (Please note that your mailing address zip code can be found on your renewal postcard or your physical license)
  5. Once you have successfully linked your license to your account, you will see the Manage My License section on your Quick Start Menu.
  6. During renewals, a “It is time to Renew” message will populate no later than 90 days prior to your license expiration date (Note: If you do not see the “It is time to Renew” message, please check back at a later time). Under It is time to Renew, select Renewal Application to submit your renewal application and payment.

Yes, I have registered for a new account and linked my license

  1. Click the Renew Online button.
  2. Select your board and profession and click Submit.
  3. If you have already created an account, enter your user ID and password, then click Sign In.
  4. During renewals, a “It is time to Renew” message will populate no later than 90 days prior to your license expiration date (Note: If you do not see the “It is time to Renew” message, please check back at a later time). Under It is time to Renew, select Renewal Application to submit your renewal application and payment.

Additional Information:

  • You may renew online if you have a credit or debit card to complete the transaction. Please note that you can now renew online, print a copy of your application summary and mail it with your cashier’s check or money order to:
    Division of Medical Quality Assurance
    P.O. Box 6320
    Tallahassee, FL 32314-6320
  • If you are renewing your license after the expiration date and your status still indicates Clear/Active, you will be assessed a delinquency fee. The delinquency fee will be in addition to your renewal fees.
  • If your license was Delinquent/Active before the renewal deadline, it will be moved to Null and Void status after the renewal deadline. You should contact your board office for further instruction.
  • The process of renewing a license and receiving a printed license in the mail may take 7-10 business days. Initiating contact to confirm the receipt of fees or the status of your license prior to this time will not expedite the renewal process.
  • Note: Do not submit certificates of completion of in-service hours to the Florida Board of Nursing.

Name Change

If you are renewing online and need to change your name, please follow these instructions prior to renewing your license:

Name changes require legal documentation showing the name change. Please log into your MQA Online Services Portal account to submit your request and enter your full name as it appears on your legal documentation. If you are submitting your request online, please attach/upload 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)
  • A copy of a certificate of naturalization or H1B Employment Visa (Note: Foreign applicants and/or licensees may not have state issued documents)

Any one of these will be accepted unless the department has a question about the authenticity of the document.

NOTE: Please allow 5-7 business days for your request to be processed. If you are requesting a name change outside of renewal and wish to receive a new license reflecting the name change, you must request a duplicate license and pay the $25.00 fee.

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, 2014 will become Null & Void1 on January 1, 2017.

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