Protecting public health through regulation of licensees and registrants.

Pharmacy Technicians

*Important Note*

  • Effective July 13, 2018, Paper Applications are obsolete and are no longer accepted.

  • If your application requires a background check, the online application must be submitted prior to sending completed print cards to the Board office.

  • Application Instructions Sheets can be found below.

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Certified Technician & Technician in training application instructions

Student Pharmacy Technician application instructions

Certified Technician Registration

Registration Requirements: IDAPA

  • Be at least sixteen (16) years of age.
  • Be a high school graduate or the recipient of a high school equivalency diploma;
  • Be of good moral character and temperate habits; and
  • Have obtained and maintained certified pharmacy technician (CPhT) status through:
  • Must be fingerprinted

Technician-In-Training Registration

Registration Requirements IDAPA

  • Must satisfy all requirements of the certified technician Except obtaining a national certification.
  • Registration expires two (2) years from date of issue. Can only be issued one (1) time.

Student Pharmacy Technician

Registration Requirements IDAPA

  • A student technician, an applicant must be at least sixteen (16) years of age, currently enrolled and in good standing in a high school or college supervised program, and not meet the requirement for registration as a technician-in-training or certified technician.
  • Candidates under the age of eighteen (18) are exempt from the fingerprint-based criminal history check requirement of Idaho Code.

1199 W Shoreline Lane, Suite 303
Boise, ID 83702-9103
Phone 208-334-2356
Fax 208-334-3536
Map to our office

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Written License Verification?

To obtain written license/registration verification, submit a request to our office along with a self-addressed stamped envelope.


Email questions to our licensing team at or call 208-334-2356.

Work Location Changes

All technicians are required to report work location changes. They must also post a copy of of their registration at each employment location and carry the wallet size copy of their registration with them.

Employment Change Form

Fingerprint Card Options

Option 1 - By Mail: Send an email to , to have a Fingerprint Packet mailed to the applicant. Include the full address with a full name, mailing address, and application type.

Option 2 - Walk-In: Contact local law enforcement agency, or fingerprinting company. If the agency/company does fingerprint services, they may also have fingerprint cards available.

Option 3 - Print Blank Fingerprint card: Use this link to print a copy of a fingerprint card

All applicants, no matter what option chosen above must do the following;

  • Print and complete the Non-Criminal Justice Privacy Statement form, to include with the application.
  • Mail completed fingerprint card & copy of Application Submitted page to our office. Scanned or faxed copies are never accepted.

For your reference, the following forms are included in the Fingerprint Packet in addition to the actual fingerprint card.

Non-Criminal Justice Applicant Privacy Statement

Fingerprint Processing Instructions

Fingerprint Card Instructions

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