California State Board of Pharmacy Requirements

The California State Board Of Pharmacy requires applicants possess a High School diploma or GED. Therefore, the student must posses this requirement by the time of application submission to the State Board of Pharmacy. The following is from the California State Board of Pharmacy, Pharmacy Technician Application: 

QUALIFYING METHOD: To be licensed as a pharmacy technician in California, you must qualify under A, B, or C as listed below and be a high school graduate or possess a general educational development (GED) certificate: 

A. If you are qualifying by one of the following methods, the Affidavit of Completed Coursework or Graduation for Pharmacy Technician (page 4 of the application) must be submitted with your application. 
An Associate Degree in Pharmacy Technology; 
Any other course that provides a minimum of 240 hours of instruction as specified in Title 16 California Code of Regulation section 1793.6(c); 
A training course accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP); or 
Graduation from a school of pharmacy accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). 
B. If you are certified by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB), you must submit a certified true copy of your PTCB certificate or the original certificate with your application. (A certified true copy is a copy that has been certified or notarized as a true copy.) 
C. If you are qualifying by training provided by a branch of the federal armed services, you must submit a copy of your DD214 with your application. 

MANDATORY EDUCATION: Business and Professions Code section 4202 requires a person applying for a pharmacy technician license to be a high school graduate or possess a general education development (GED) certificate. You are required to provide a certified copy of one of the following with your application: 
High School Transcript.
High school transcripts can be obtained from your high school or its school district office. Transcripts must indicate date of graduation. 
OR 
An official 'Certificate of Proficiency' from the California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE) as required in the California Education Code Section 48412. To request this certificate please contact the Sacramento County Office of Education 866-342-4773. 
OR

A Foreign Secondary School Diploma or Certificate in English or translated into English. (Business and Professions Code 11). 
General Educational Development (GED) Test Results 
GED test results will only be accepted as official if earned through a GED Testing Center authorized by the State GED Office of the California Department of Education and the GED Testing Service of the American Council on Education. To request your GED transcripts call the California Department of Education at 866-370-4740. Out of state GED test results must be provided from the agency in that state. 

QUALIFYING DOCUMENTATION: You are required to include with your application the Affidavit of Completed Coursework or Graduation for Pharmacy Technician (page 4 of the application), a certified copy or original certificate of your PTCB certification, or a copy of your military training DD214. Reference page 1 of the instructions to determine which document to provide based on how you are qualifying. 

PRACTITIONER SELF-QUERY REPORT: You are required to provide a sealed original Self-Query Report from the National Practitioner Data Bank Healthcare Integrity and Protection Data Bank (NPDB-HIPDB). It is your responsibility to attach the sealed original NPDB-HIPDB Self-Query Report to your application. Title 16 California Code of Regulation 1793.5(a)(4) specifies a sealed, original Self-Query Report from the National Practitioner Data Bank - Healthcare Integrity and Protection Data Bank (NPDBHIPDB) dated no earlier than 60 days of the date an application is submitted to the board. Please note: the application requires the Self-Query Report to remain in a sealed envelope. 

In accordance with Title 16 California Code of Regulations 1793.5, all applicants must submit a NPDB-HIPDB Self-Query Report as part of the initial application for licensure. The instructions to request a Self-Query Report are available at NPDB-HIPDB's website: www.npdb-hipdb.hrsa.gov. The website includes a Fact Sheet on self-querying, as well as Frequently Asked Questions to assist you in requesting a report. 

Practitioner Self-Query Report requests are required to be submitted through NPDB-HIPDB website http: www.npdb-hipdb.hrsa.gov. NPDB-HIPDB provides a toll-free number for individuals who do not have access to the Internet. 
Practitioners are required to pay a total charge of $16.00 directly to NPDBHIPDB. 
Practitioners are required to mail to NPDB-HIPDB a notarized copy of the Self-Query request to a specified address. This copy can be printed, which the practitioner prints out after filling the form out on-line. 
NPDB-HIPDB provides a dispute process for a practitioner that wish to submit a statement or dispute to a report. 
The board is unable to assist you with the Self-Query process. Please contact NPDB-HIPDB Customer Service Center at (800) 767-6732, TDD (703) 802 9395