Need to Re-take Exam for Recertification?

by Melody
(Ewa Beach, Hawaii)

Are you required to retake the exam to continue certification?

Response from PharmTechPros: Melody, we assume you are referring to the requirements in Hawaii, because that's where you listed your address. So, in Hawaii, they do not regulate pharmacy technicians. So you do not NEED to be certified in Hawaii.

However, to answer your question directly, you do NOT need to re-take the PTCE (the exam) in order to recertify. But you must pay a recertification fee and submit proof of continuing education (CE) hours (see below) to the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB). You can get more information about the PTCB's recertification process at their website here.

Your CPhT credential (certification) is good for 2 years. So you must apply to recertify with the PTCB before your current certification expires.

In order to maintain certification with the PTCB, you must complete 20 hours of continuing education (CE). You provide evidence of this CE when you submit your recertification to the PTCB. You can obtain more information about the allowed CE here.

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