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Pharmacy Technicians: Earning Your PTCE Certification

If you’re looking to advance your career as a pharmacy technician, you may want to consider becoming certified. Being certified shows that you have achieved a certain level of competency as a pharmacy technician and that you have the knowledge and skill to do the job well.

In order to become certified, you need to pass a national exam. Certification is not required to become a pharmacy technician, but it can give you a leg up when looking for a job because employers may look more favorably on those who have certification as opposed to those who don’t.

What to Expect at The PTCE Exam

The exam you need to take for certification is called the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE). Two organizations offer an exam to become certified. One is the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB), and the other is the National Health Career Association. In order to take the PTCB exam, you need to have a high school degree. Certification is good for two years. Read more >

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