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Section 4202. (Amended by Stats. 2005, Ch. 621, Sec. 57.)
Cite as: Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code §4202.

(a)The board may issue a pharmacy technician license to an individual if he or she is a high school graduate or possesses a general educational development certificate equivalent, and meets any one of the following requirements:

(1)Has obtained an associate’s degree in pharmacy technology.

(2)Has completed a course of training specified by the board.

(3)Has graduated from a school of pharmacy recognized by the board.

(4)Is certified by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board.

(b)The board shall adopt regulations pursuant to this section for the licensure of pharmacy technicians and for the specification of training courses as set out in paragraph (2) of subdivision (a). Proof of the qualifications of any applicant for licensure as a pharmacy technician shall be made to the satisfaction of the board and shall be substantiated by any evidence required by the board.

(c)The board shall conduct a criminal background check of the applicant to determine if an applicant has committed acts that would constitute grounds for denial of licensure, pursuant to this chapter or Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 480) of Division 1.5.

(d)The board may suspend or revoke a license issued pursuant to this section on any ground specified in Section 4301.

(e)Once licensed as a pharmacist, the pharmacy technician registration is no longer valid and the pharmacy technician license shall be returned to the board within 15 days.

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