Apply for Certification
To achieve PTCB Certification, candidates must satisfy the following eligibility requirements:
High school diploma or equivalent educational diploma (e.g., a GED or foreign diploma).
Full disclosure of all criminal and State Board of Pharmacy registration or licensure actions.
Compliance with all applicable PTCB Certification policies.
Passing score on the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE).
A candidate may be disqualified for PTCB Certification upon the disclosure or discovery of:
Criminal conduct involving the candidate;
State Board of Pharmacy registration or licensure action involving the candidate;
Violation of a PTCB Certification policy, including but not limited to the Code of Conduct.
PTCB reserves the right to investigate criminal background, verify candidate eligibility and deny certification to any individual.
Once certified, CPhTs must report any felony conviction, drug or pharmacy-related violations, or State Board of Pharmacy action taken against their license or registration at the occurrence and at the time of recertification, to PTCB for review. Disqualification determinations are made on a case-by-case basis.
Candidates apply for certification online. The cost to apply for certification and take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) is $129. Candidates and CPhTs who misrepresent their eligibility, or violate PTCB's policies, may be subject to discipline. Candidates who successfully apply will be authorized to schedule an exam appointment.