Pharmacy Technician Licensure Fact or Fiction

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Welcome to Fact or Fiction!  In this recurring series on our blog we’re going to set the record straight on various topics related to the fields our students are training to enter.  We aim to share facts, dispel myths, and set apart the fact from the fiction!

Today, we are looking at the topic of Licensure as a Pharmacy Technician.

Fact or Fiction:  If you want to become a Pharmacy Technician in the state of Michigan, licensure is required to obtain employment in this field.

Our team found this to be a FACT!  Here’s why:

As of October 2015, the state of Michigan required anyone who wishes to work as a Pharmacy Technician to be licensed.

You can find more info on the procedure for becoming a licensed pharmacy technician in the State of Michigan by checking out the following from the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs regarding some Frequently Asked Questions about Pharmacy Technician Licensure Requirements.

Pharmacy Technician Training Program at Dorsey Schools

The Pharmacy Technician diploma program at Dorsey Schools is designed to prepare students to work in an ambulatory pharmacy – performing tasks such as providing support to the pharmacist, assisting in the filing of prescriptions, assisting in the dispensing of medications, billing insurance companies, preparing medications, maintaining inventory and providing exceptional customer service. Students in the Pharmacy Technician program participate in an externship during the last module of training, where they have the opportunity to gain industry experience and professional exposure.

The Pharmacy Technician program is offered at the following Dorsey Schools campus locations:

To learn more about Dorsey Schools, visit us online at, give us a call at 888-422-1188 or you can request info online.

Pharmacy Technician Program – Gainful Employment Disclosures

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