These are the PTCB certification steps only.

Check your state’s regulations to ensure the PTCB’s exam, PTCE, (not the ICPT’s EXCPT) is accepted by your state. A certified pharmacy technician has the designation, CPhT. Those who become a certified pharmacy technician, CPhT, have to renew their certification every two years by completing continuing education requirements. These requirements can be met through several PTCB-approved entities, which is listed on their website.

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Step 1

Confirm which test you need. Click here for complete state requirements for PTCB certification.

Step 2

Confirm that your state accepts Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s certification AND you meet the additional requirements e.g. experience, high school diploma/GED, etc.

Step 3

Apply for registration at The initial application will verify your eligibility. Once verified, you will receive an e-mail to schedule your test.

Step 4

Start studying! Practice your math calculations. Learn your brand names and generic names. Take practice tests!

Note: Currently, there are four states that do not require any regulate pharmacy technicians. These states are: Colorado, New York, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

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