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If you go to one of the great pharmacy technician schools in Minnesota, you will be entering a great rewarding MN healthcare career. In the article below, we will cover all the details about getting access to accredited pharmacy tech training in MN, how to get licensed and certified in the state of Minnesota and how you can become a pharmacy technician.

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The Steps to Becoming a Pharmacy Technician in Minnesota

The certification process to become a pharmacy tech in Minnesota may be summed-up in the following four steps once you meet the requirements for entry. In Minnesota the basic entry demands are that you are at least 18 years of age and have your HS diploma/GED.

Step 1: Decide if you Want to Become Certified as a CPHT in MN

All pharmacy technician licenses in Minnesota expire at the end of every year. To renew your pharmacy tech license in Minnesota, you must either finish an employer-based, training of 480-hours or you can complete a MN Pharmacy Board approved training program. Earning one of the national certifications is not mandated but, if you do decide to go for a (CPHT) Certified Pharmacy Technician designation can be real bonus to you and your career.

Step 2: Attend Classes Accredited by the Minnesota Pharmacy Board

The complete list of approved pharmacy tech schools in Minnesota is below. If you choose to get a certification or not, to be able to register for a license in Minnesota you will need to attend accredited training pharmacy assisting in Minnesota.

Accredited Pharmacy Tech Schools in Minnesota

Minneapolis Community and Technical College – Pharmacy Tech Training
1501 Hennepin Ave Minneapolis MN 55403-1779 612-659-6000

Hennepin Technical College – Pharm Tech School
9000 Brooklyn Blvd Brooklyn Park MN 55445 952-995-1300

Northland Community and Technical College – Pharm Technician School
1101 Hwy One East Thief River Falls MN 56701 218-683-8800

Minnesota West Community and Technical College – Pharmacy Tech Training
1593 11th Ave Granite Falls MN 56241 800-658-2330

National American University-Burnsville – Pharm Tech Program
501 West Travelers Trail Burnsville MN 55337-2548 952-563-1250

Minnesota State Community and Technical College – Pharm Tech School
1414 College Way Fergus Falls MN 56537-1000 218-736-1500

Hibbing Community College – Pharmacy Tech Training
1515 E 25th St Hibbing MN 55746 218-262-7200

Saint Paul College – Pharm Tech Program
235 Marshall Ave Saint Paul MN 55102-9808 651-846-1600

Anoka-Ramsey Community College – Pharm Technician School
11200 Mississippi Blvd NW Coon Rapids MN 55433-3470 763-433-1100

South Central College – Pharmacy Tech Training
1920 Lee Blvd North Mankato MN 56003-1920 507-389-7200

National American University-Brooklyn Center – Pharm Tech School
6200 Shingle Creek Parkway, Suite 130 Brooklyn Center MN 55430-4100 763-852-7500

Rasmussen College-Minnesota – Pharm Tech Program
226 Park Avenue South St. Cloud MN 56301-3713 320-251-5600

National American University-Bloomington – Pharmacy Tech Training
7801 Metro Parkway, Suite 200 Bloomington MN 55425-5550 952-356-3600

National American University-Roseville – Pharm Technician School
1550 West Highway 36 Roseville MN 55113-4035 651-855-6300

Riverland Community College – Pharm Tech School
1900 8th Ave NW Austin MN 55912-1473 507-433-0600

Summit Academy Opportunities Industrialization Center – Pharmacy Tech Training
935 Olson Memorial Hwy Minneapolis MN 55405 612-377-0150

Step 3: Finish Your Accredited Pharmacy Tech Program in MN

After you complete your accredited training you can register your license with the state pharmacy board if you are not getting your certification. If you are getting your certification, it is time to sign up for your certification exam.

Step 4: Successfully pass the PTCE or ExCPT examination

The PTCE is the certification exam for pharmacy tech certifications in MN. To take and pass the PTCE is the final step to becoming a CPHT in Minnesota and registering for your license to work in the state.

Pharmacy Technician Pay in Minnesota

Pharmacy tech pay in Minnesota differs to some extent from the nationwide median but as you can se, the pay is very good for allied health careers at the entry level.

LocationPay TypeLowMedianHigh
United StatesHourly$10.27$14.86$21.98
Grand Forks, ND-MNHourly$14.48$18.80$23.95
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WIHourly$12.11$17.63$23.71
Fargo, ND-MNHourly$10.95$17.13$22.97
Rochester, MNHourly$9.33$16.79$23.22
Northwest MinnesotaHourly$11.98$16.48$20.28
Northeast MinnesotaHourly$12.41$16.45$23.16
St. Cloud, MNHourly$10.51$16.17$22.45
Mankato-North Mankato, MNHourly$10.23$15.06$23.73
Southeast MinnesotaHourly$11.62$15.03$19.22
Duluth, MN-WIHourly$10.44$14.80$21.56
Southwest MinnesotaHourly$11.22$14.78$18.83
La Crosse, WI-MNHourly$10.47$13.85$18.98

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