People interested in receiving certification as a pharmacy technician need to determine their eligibility, apply for the program, prepare for the examination, schedule a date to take the exam, pass the exam and keep their certification current. Requirements for certification include a high school diploma or equivalent, a passing score on the exam, full disclosure of any criminal background and compliance with policies, notes the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board, or PTCB.
Candidates can use the following steps to become certified by the PTCB.
- Determine eligibility
- Apply for the PTCB program
- Prepare for the exam
- Schedule the exam
- Take the exam
Determine if all of the requirements are met to become certified. It is advisable to take the time to learn more about the program, notes PTCB.
Create an account with PTCB and apply for the program. This also a good time to become familiar with any regulations enforced by the state's board of pharmacy.
Prepare for the exam by studying and taking available practice exams.
Upon completing all of the practice exams, schedule a date that is convenient to them.
The final step is to take the exam. If successful, the candidates become certified by PTCB. It is necessary to keep the certification current and recertify, if needed.