DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS
Filed with the secretary of state on October 19, 2021
These rules become effective immediately upon filing with the secretary of state unless adopted
under section 33, 44, or 45a(6), of the administrative procedures act of 1969, 1969 PA 306, MCL
24.233, 24.244, or 24.245a. Rules adopted under these sections become effective 7 days after
filing with the secretary of state.
(By authority conferred on the director of the department of licensing and regulatory
affairs by sections 16145, 16148, 16184, 16201, 16204, 16205, 17731, 17739, 17739a, 17739b,
17739c, and 17742a of the public health code, 1978 PA 368, MCL 333.16145, 333.16148,
333.16184, 333.16201, 333.16204, 333.16205, 333.17731, 333.17739, 333.17739a, 333.17739b,
333.17739c, and 333.17742a, and Executive Reorganization Order Nos. 1991-9, 1996-2, 2003-1,
and 2011-4, MCL 338.3501, 445.2001, 445.2011, and 445.2030)
R 338.3651, R 338.3653, R 338.3655, R 338.3657, R 338.3659, R 338.3661, R 338.3663, and
R 338.3665 of the Michigan administrative code are amended, and R 338.3652, R 338.3654,
and R 338.3662 are added, as follows:
R 338.3651 Pharmacy technician licensure; eligibility; examination.
Rule 1. (1) An applicant for licensure by examination as a pharmacy technician shall submit a
completed application on a form provided by the department, together with the appropriate fee
unless the applicant is exempt from filing under any of the following exemptions pursuant to
section 17739a(4) of the code, MCL 333.17739a:
(a) A student enrolled in a pharmacy technician program approved by the board under R
(b) A licensee who holds a temporary pharmacy technician license under R 338.3652 and
section 17739b of the code, MCL 333.17739b.
(c) A licensee who holds a limited pharmacy technician licensee under section 17739c of the
code, MCL 333.17739c.
(2) In addition to meeting the requirements of section 16174 of the code, MCL 333.16174, an
applicant shall comply with all of the following requirements:
(a) Have graduated from an accredited high school or comparable school or educational
institution or passed the general educational development test or the graduate equivalency
(b) Have passed and provided proof to the department of passing any of the following
(i) The certified pharmacy technician examination given by the Pharmacy Technician
Certification Board (PTCB) or the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).
(ii) A nationally recognized and administered pharmacy technician certification examination
that has been approved by the board under R 338.3654.
May 3, 2021