Registration and Certification Requirements

North Carolina Board of Pharmacy:

  • Link to NCBOP requirements
  • Requirements:
    • Holds a high school diploma or equivalent or is currently enrolled in a program that awards a high school diploma;
    • Is employed by a pharmacy holding a valid in-state pharmacy permit;
    • Completes a training program approved by the supervising pharmacist-manager that includes: pharmacy terminology, pharmacy calculations, dispensing systems and labeling requirements, pharmacy laws and regulations, record keeping and documentation, and the proper handling and storage of medications. OR Holds a current pharmacy technician certification issued by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (“PTCB”)
    • Pay a $30.00 annual registration fee

Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)

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).
  • Completion of a PTCB-Recognized Education/Training Program or equivalent work experience
  • 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).
  • Cost to take the examination is $129
  •  Renewal fee: $40 every two years *20 hours of CE is required to renew

PTCE Pass Rates

Year      National Percentage    WTCC Percentage

2018               57%                               75%

2019               58%                             100%

2020               70%                               85%