Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Pharmacy
Regulations Governing the Licensure of Pharmacists and Registration of Pharmacy Technicians [18 VAC 110 ‑ 21]
Implementation of 2020 legislation for registration of pharmacy technicians
Action 5603
General Information
Action Summary Regulations will: 1) establish the requirements for registration as a pharmacy technician trainee for a person enrolled in a training program and engaging in tasks that may be delegated to a technician; 2) specify the certification examinations that are acceptable for registration as a pharmacy technician; 3) set out the requirement for accreditation of training programs that will become effective on July 1, 2022; and 4) modify other provisions as applicable to changes in the Code of Virginia pursuant to HB1304 and SB830 of the 2020 General Assembly.
Chapters Affected
  VAC Chapter Name Action Type
Primary 18 VAC 110-21 Regulations Governing the Licensure of Pharmacists and Registration of Pharmacy Technicians Amend Existing Regulation
Other chapters
  18 VAC 110 - 20 Regulations Governing the Practice of Pharmacy Amend Existing Regulation
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [006513]
Associated Mandates Training of pharmacy technicians
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
9073 Emergency/NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 11/04/2020 before DPB completed its review.
9137 Emergency/NOIRA Stage complete. Emergency regulation superseded by final permanent regulation.
9243 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 03/04/2022.
9634 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/21/2022.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Caroline Juran, RPh  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4456    FAX: (804)527-4472    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.