Pharmacy Technician

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​​Credential Information

Per Wis. Stat. § 440.08(2)(a)56m​, the required renewal date for the pharmacy technician credential is 05/31/ each even-numbered year.  Should you receive your initial credential in the months leading up to this date, you are still required to renew your license by the statutorily defined date.

Pre-Credential Education Information (Applicant must satisfy one of the following.)

  • The applicant is at least 18 years of age and has graduated from high​ school or has attained high school graduation equivalency as determined by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI).  
  • The applicant is enrolled in a youth apprenticeship program for pharmacy technicians that is on the list of youth apprenticeship programs approved by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) under Wis. Stat. § 106.13(2m)

Pharmacy Technician Requirements to Administer Vaccine

The Department does not issue an additional add-on specialty or permit for pharmacy technician vaccination administration. Wis. Stat. § 450.035(2h) specifies additional requirements for pharmacy technician vaccination administration. Training records and documentation should be retained in accordance with pertinent  Wisconsin Statute and Administrative Code

​A pharmacy technician may not administer a vaccine unless all of the following additional requirements are satisfied:
  1. The pharmacy technician has successfully completed at least 2 hours in a course of study and training, approved by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education or the board, in hands-on injection technique and the recognition and treatment of emergency reactions to vaccines.
  2. The pharmacy technician acts under the direct supervision of a pharmacist and the supervising pharmacist has successfully completed a course of study and training specified in sub. (2) and has satisfied the requirements specified in sub. (2t). 
  3. The pharmacy technician holds a current certification in basic life support or cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  4. The pharmacy technician holds a certified pharmacy technician certification from either the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board, or its successor organization, or the National Healthcareer Association, or its successor organization.
A pharmacy technician may not administer a vaccine under Wis. Stat. § 450.035(2h) to a person who is under the age of 6.

Application Information 

Information for Pharmacy Technician Registration Applicants
​3217​Application for Fee Reduction (Optional - If applying for a reduction in the initial credential fee, this form must accompany the credential application.)
​3085​Application for Predetermination (Optional-Submit ONLY if you have been convicted of any felony, misdemeanor, or other violations of federal or state law in this state or any other and you desire a review of your conviction record before applying for a credential.)​
2252Convictions and Pending Charges, if applicable

Pharmacy Technician Address Changes

​A pharmacy technician that moves from the last address provided to the Department must notify the Department of the new address within 10 days of the change in writing or in accordance with other notification procedures approved by the Department (Wis. Stat. §§ 450.068(3) and 440.11​). 

  • Credential holders may update their personal addresses via LicensE. ​

A pharmacy technician that changes and employer or place of employment must notify the Department of the new employer or address of employment within 10 days of the change in writing or in accordance with other notification procedures approved by the Department and, if required by the Department, pay the transfer fee under Wis. Stat. § 440.05(7). (No transfer fee is required at this time.) 

  • To update employment information, please email Please include your name, credential or application number, as well as the change you wish to make. Please include “Pharmacy Tech Employment Update” in the subject line of your email.​​
Renewal Information


  • FEE (See Renewal Dates and Fees)
  • If your legal status as a qualified alien or nonimmigrant lawfully present in the United States has changed since the issuance of your credential or your last renewal, please contact the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services at (608) 266-2112 or

Renewal Method

RDAFRenewal Dates and Fees
R210Active Duty/Discharge Renewal Extension
​Convictions and Pending Charges, if applicable for renewal​

​​Wisconsin Act 210 (effective June 1, 2012)

This Act extends the license of a service member if the license expires while they are on active duty from 90 days to 180 days from the date of discharge. The same applies to a spouse of a service member if the spouse does not practice under their license while the service member is on active duty and does not practice because the service member is on active duty.

This Act repeals a provision of prior law that required a service member to meet all of the requirements for license extension or renewal, except for continuing education requirements, in order to have the license extended.

Service members and spouses may request extensions of licenses beyond 180 days from discharge and may request a waiver or extension of time to complete continuing education requirements due to hardship. Please view Active Duty/Discharge Renewal Extension Form #R210.​​