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Minnesota Pharmacy Technician State Requirements – Board of Pharmacy Technician Guidelines states the following requirements for becoming a registered pharmacy technician:
-Complete application and pay $35 application fee
-Complete a board approved, ASHP approved, military, or employer based (240 hour) pharmacy technician training program
-If at least one pharmacy technician on duty per pharmacist is PTCB or other recognized national certification, then the ratio is increased by one (i.e., 3:1)

Online/Correspondence Pharmacy Technician Training Programs – Due to approved training program requirements, online schools do not qualify by themselves, an employer can use one to meet the requirements for their employer based (240 hour) training program.

Pharmacy Technician Training Live Programs (campus based school)
-Anthem College, Saint Louis Park
-Century Community and Technical College, White Bear Lake
-Everest Institute, Eagan
-Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Fergus Falls
-National American University (online mix), Minnetonka
-National American University, Campuses in: Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Minnetonka, and Roseville
-Northland Community and Technical College, Thief River Falls
-Rasmussen College, Campuses in: Blaine, Brooklyn Park, Eagan, Eden Prairie, Lake Elmo, Mankato, Saint Cloud
-Riverland Community College, Austin
-University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minneapolis