I had an emergency that prevented me from renewing on time, and now I’m being told I need to take the exam again because it’s been more than a year since my certification expired. Would PTCB allow me to reinstate without taking the exam?

We understand that life can be full of unexpected circumstances; however, PTCB does not offer extensions to reinstatement deadlines. PTCB’s deadline structure is meant to ensure CPhTs are regularly up-to-date in their knowledge of pharmacy.

The ever-changing requirements of working in the field demand an understanding of those changes. PTCB’s Certification program aims to ensure CPhTs are knowledgeable regarding today’s role of the pharmacy technician. You are encouraged to take a look PTCB’s website for information on PTCB’s recent program changes.

If your certification’s expiration date was more than one (1) year ago, in order to regain the status of Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT), you will need to apply for certification and take and pass the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam. This is due to the time that has elapsed since your certification's expiration date.

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