Pharmacy Technology Registration and Certification Requirements

North Carolina Board of Pharmacy 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
  • Pays a $30 annual registration fee

Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent educational diploma (e.g., a GED or foreign diploma)
  • Completion of a PTCB-recognized education or 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)
  • Pays $129 for examination and $40 every two years to renew (20 hours of continuing education also is required for renewal)

PTCE pass rates

YEAR
NATIONAL %
WAKE TECH %
2020
70%
85%
2019
58%
100%
2018
77%
75%