Virginia Pharmacy Tech Certificate – VA

Steps to Becoming a Pharmacy Technician in Virginia

1.  Find a university, community college, tech or trade school with the right online or campus-based Virginia pharmacy technician certification program for you.  Formal training and certification will help you pass the PTCB exam, and or the Virginia Pharmacy Technician Exam.  There are 6-month, 1-year, and 2-year certificate and associate’s degree programs for you to choose from.

2.  After graduating from one of those Virginia pharmacy technician certification programs, you have two options of how you can become a certified Pharmacy Technician in Virginia.  One option is you can register with the Virginia Board of Pharmacy, and pass the Virginia Pharmacy Technician Exam (ExCPT).  Your second option is you can simply register to take the PTCB exam, study for it, and pass it. There are many study guides you can get on paper-back or via the internet, and are highly recommended in order to help you know what will be on the exam, and how to be prepared to pass it. Visit this website for all the details on fees, test sites, and other registration requirements at: http://www.dhp.virginia.gov/pharmacy/pharmacy_forms.htm#Technician

3.  After you have passed one of those two exams (or both), your Pharmacy Technician Registration application will be processed, and you will be certified and licensed as a Pharmacy Technician in the state of Virginia.

Professional organizations related to becoming a Pharmacy Technician in Florida:

Virginia Board of Pharmacy

The Virginia Board of Pharmacy is the state board for Pharmacy Technicians of Virginia, and an organization where you can become a member, enroll in programs specifically for Pharmacy Technicians, and earn certification through them.  Check them out online at: http://www.dhp.virginia.gov/Pharmacy/default.htm

Contact Information:
Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico Virginia 23233-1463
Phone: (804) 367-4456
Fax: (804) 527-4472

National Pharmacy Technician Association (NPTA)

The NPTA is an outstanding organization for Pharmacy Technicians all across the country.  With thousands of loyal members, the NPTA provides programs for new developments in the Pharmacy Technician industry, and keeps its members in the know.  Visit their web page at, http://www.pharmacytechnician.org/ 

American Association of Pharmacy Technicians (AAPT)

Mission Statement:  The AAPT is an organization that is built on a strong foundation, putting safety number one, and teaching more efficient ways to function within a typical pharmacy environment”

The American Association of Pharmacy Technicians gives its members the necessary edge that will help them to become the best at what they do, and to always have the advantage.  Learn more about the AAPT organization at, http://pharmacytechnician.com/index.html

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