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Denise Elizabeth C. Alaba
Registered Pharmacist in the Philippines
Asked a question 10 months ago

Hi. I'm Denise. I'm actually from the Philippines. I have completed a 4-year Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy here in the Philippines. I've also practiced ny profession here for almost 7 years, both in community and hospital. I actually want to be a certified pharmacy technician in the US, but I don't know where to start. Can you help me?

Where am I?

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Christopher S. Moore
Oncology & Inpatient - BS, AS, AA, CPhT-Adv, CSPT, NREMT-R

It begins here with your account creation and application submission:

https://www.ptcb.org/credentials/certified-pharmacy-technician44

The basic steps are:

  1. Create a PTCB Account29.
  2. Apply for certification by logging into your PTCB Account.
  3. Once your application is approved, you will receive an email with your authorization to schedule your exam.
  4. The PTCE is administered yearโ€round at more than 1,400 Pearson Professional Centers nationwide35, including more than 100 military on-base sites.

Most all of the information you would seek can be found here:

https://www.ptcb.org/guidebook/54

Including what the exam covers:

https://www.ptcb.org/guidebook/ptce-content-outline#content-outline23

If you think you might have an eligibility-related question, you could check with the PTCB staff about your eligibility requirements just to make sure (as it likely should) that you could apply (smoothly) and sit for the exam:

https://www.ptcb.org/contact19