Pharmacy Technician Trainee Registration Application


(You’ve Never been a Technician Trainee or a Technician in Texas)

Definition of Pharmacy Technician Trainee: An individual who is registered with the board as a pharmacy technician trainee and is authorized to participate in a pharmacy's technician training program.

Technician Trainee Registration is issued for two (2) years and may not be renewed. Submit only 1 application. All application fees are non-refundable – including applications made in error. If you made an error on an application, fax a statement to 512-305-8075.

Please review the following question before proceeding:

Do you now, or have you ever held or applied for a Pharmacy Technician Trainee Registration in Texas?

If the correct answer is “yes”, DO NOT CONTINUE with this application.

If the correct answer is “no” to the above question, follow the instructions below:
Follow four simple steps to apply for your initial pharmacy technician registration application online

  1. Register for a secure online account. A password will be e-mailed to you from Your email address will be your user ID.
  2. After you register with the system, click on "apply for a new license" then click on "Initial Technician Trainee ”. Type your NAME AND ADDRESS IN ALL UPPER CASE! Use an address where you know you can receive mail from the US Postal Service. (include apartment numbers). Read the background questions carefully and answer them honestly.
  3. Pay the application fee with MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or American Express.


FINGERPRINT SESSION REQUIRED:  Applicants must complete a fingerprint session. The fee for fingerprinting is less than $50.  Applicants located in Texas, schedule a fingerprint session online at: Following the fingerprint session, keep the receipt for your records. Do not mail it to TSBP.   
Applicants (using an address) not located in Texas, will receive a packet in the mail with a fingerprint form and instructions sheet because the approved state vendor does not always allow a digital scan. The fingerprint packet is automatically mailed to the address provided on the application. Allow 2 to 3 weeks the packet to arrive via U.S. Postal Service.

Monitor Application Status Online at:

Allow a minimum of 3 weeks for the application to be approved AFTER you have been fingerprinted. Once your application is approved, and your status is made ACTIVE, a certificate will be mailed to the address you entered on your application within 10 to 17 business days.

Applicants are urged to refrain from contacting TSBP staff regarding open applications, especially if the application is not yet approved due to criminal history. Repeated attempts to call staff further delays processing time. All “Yes” responses to Criminal Background Questions and any “Hits” of criminal history on your fingerprint results must be reviewed by an in-house enforcement officer. This review process may take several months. If you have nothing on your background, and it has been more than 4 weeks since you applied AND got fingerprinted, then perhaps you should contact TSBP staff.

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