The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board allows potential pharmacy technicians to schedule a testing date rather than using preset exam dates, as of 2015. Individuals must apply for certification through PTCB.org.
The PTCB must accept the application before testing is allowed. The application is weighed on criteria such as a high school diploma and disclosure of a criminal record. Candidates who are accepted receive an "authorization to schedule" email from the PTCB that is valid for 90 days. Individuals who cannot test within this period can remove their application to avoid paying the application fee. The Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam is officially conducted at Pearson Professional Centers or at military test centers nationwide.