Missouri Pharmacy Tech School – MO

Missouri Pharmacy Technician Schools

Pharmacy technicians may accept prescriptions for dispensing when "no pharmacist is on duty" but may not proceed further until a pharmacist is in charge.  In other words, a pharmacy technician must fill, compound, prepare or handout prescribed medications under the watchful eye of a licensed pharmacist.  Pharmacy technicians must take every opportunity to assure compliance issues, governing the lawful practice of pharmacy, are followed.  Being convicted of a crime involving fraud, dishonesty, violence, or moral turpitude, whether or not sentence is imposed, prohibits a person from being a pharmacy technician.

Many pharmacy technicians work in retail drug stores, hospital pharmacies, government bases, veteran hospitals, wholesale medical distributors, or online pharmacies.  Short-term projections indicate there will be an increased demand for more qualified, trained, and certified pharmacy technicians.  With long term population aging taken into context, there will be even more demand in a few years. 

No license or national certification is required for pharmacy technicians in Missouri.  Although not required by law in Missouri, some pharmacies require their pharmacy technicians to earn a certificate online or through Missouri pharmacy technician schools and obtain continuing education (CE) as a condition of employment or to receive pay raises.  Some employers will cover the cost of CE.  Currently, there is no pending Missouri legislation requiring licensing or certification for pharmacy technicians.

Through campus based and online programs, aspiring Pharmacy Techs in Kansas City, St. Louis, Springfield and Independence, Missouri may be able to prepare themselves for the possibility of employment in some of the largest hospitals and healthcare facilities in the state including the St. Johns Mercy Medical Center, St. Anthony’s Medical Center, Barnes Jewish Hospital and Missouri Baptist Medical Center.


Pharmacy Technician Schools