Registered Technician Renewal Instruction
*Updated Procedure *
FINGERPRINT SESSION FOR TECHNICIAN REGISTRATION RENEWAL
Technicians are required to renew their registration every two years on or before the last day of the month their original technician registration was issued.
Beginning January 2019 all pharmacy technicians will required to be fingerprinted or re-fingerprinted if they were registered before June 1, 2015 before the renewal will be processed. If you need to verify the date your registration was issued, go to Pharmacy Technician / Technician Trainee Search and search by registration number or by name.
A link to schedule your fingerprints will be emailed to the address provided on your profile after you have submitted your online renewal application. If you live outside of Texas, request a fingerprint card to be mailed to you by providing a current mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org. The fee for fingerprinting is less than $50.
You do NOT need to wait until your renewal period to submit updated fingerprints to the Texas State Board of Pharmacy. If your fingerprints are outdated and you would prefer to complete your fingerprint session prior to your next renewal, submit a request to receive the fingerprint information by emailing email@example.com. When emailing, provide your full name with your technician registration number.
Log on to your account, click on your technician registration number on the right side of the main menu; then click on the renewal application revealed on the left hand side of the page. Note: License expiration dates are updated on the TSBP website the following business day in the License and Registration Verifications section.
Credit Card payment required (no phone payments): Pay with MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or American Express.
After submitting your application, a copy of your application summary and online payment receipt will be emailed to you.
Examples in which a technician may be ineligible to renew online:
- Agency records indicate that your current license does not expire within 60 days from today.
- Change of Name. Additional documentation is required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information on processing a name change with your license renewal.
During the online process you will be asked questions about your employment relationships. If employed by a pharmacy licensed by the Texas State Board of Pharmacy you will need to provide the pharmacy license number. To verify a pharmacy license number please check the following link to the TSBP Pharmacy Database: http://www.pharmacy.texas.gov/dbsearch/phy_search.asp
DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE! Allow sufficient time for delays if assistance is needed with the process!
KEEP your online payment receipt that will be emailed to you as confirmation of your paid renewal. Obtaining a transaction number does not constitute completion and payment of your renewal. An unsuccessful attempt to renew your registration online does not satisfy the statutory requirement of filing the renewal application and paying the fee prior to the registration expiration.
Link to Common Online Errors: http://www.hpc.state.tx.us/commonerrors.html
Problems Logging on/Technical Support: go here https://licsys.hpc.texas.gov/contact/ and allow 72 hours at a minimum. Be specific about the problem you are encountering and include your full name and registration number.
Assistance with payment process only: Contact Texas.Gov (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) toll free at 800-399-2969.