Do I need to complete a training program before taking the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE)?

Changes to CPhT eligibility requirements will go into effect January 1, 2020. More information on the changes can be found here.

Currently, PTCB does not require the enrollment in or completion of any training or college programs in order to apply for certification and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE).

At this time, 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)


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