The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) offers nationwide certification to pharmacy technicians. Pharmacy technicians who possess PTCB certification have provided sufficient evidence that they are knowledgeable of policies and procedures that will heighten the quality of their work and the effectiveness of their working relationships with pharmacists. The exam leading to certification consists of 90 multiple choice questions, but there is a two-part application and registration process you must complete before you can take it. You cannot register to take the PTCB exam until you receive an Authorization to Test (ATT) letter, which you receive after submitting the initial application.


Create a candidate profile on the PTCB website. To complete the profile, you must agree to the confidentiality agreement.

Answer the application questions and submit the $129 application fee. You will receive confirmation indicating that your application has been received.

Wait to receive your Authorization to Test letter. The ATT letter will tell you the upcoming examination dates, scheduling instructions and additional details about the exam.

Schedule to take the PTCB exam within 90 days of receiving your ATT letter.

Register Online

Go to Pearson VUE's PTCB Certification Testing site at

Select "Schedule Online."

Create a Pearson VUE account when you are prompted.

Select an examination date.

Register by Phone

Go to Pearson VUE's PTCB Certification Testing site at

Call 1-866-902-0593 to speak with a Pearson VUE representative and schedule your examination. You must call on weekdays between the hours of 7am and 7pm Central Time.

Write down the examination date, and keep it in a safe place.

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