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Pharmacy Technician License

Information on applying for a Pharmacy Technician License.

Application Instructions & Procedures

Please Note: Due to the high volume of license applications received daily at the Board office, the processing time for applications is approximately 14 days.

Please note: the licenses for pharmacy technicians are biennial licenses - beginning with licenses issued as of 4/1/19, the license will not expire until 3/31/21.



  • Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) - Pharmacy Technician Certification (CPhT). The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board was established in January 1995 through a year-long effort by the founding organizations - the American Pharmaceutical Association (APhA), the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), the Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists (ICHP), and the Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) - to create one consolidated voluntary national certification program for pharmacy technicians. Telephone: (202) 429-7576
  • National Healthcareer Association (NHA) - Pharmacy Technician Certification (CPhT). The Pharmacy Technician Certification Program is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). Technicians who pass the (ExCPT) Pharmacy Exam are granted the title of Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT). Our program was established by the Institute for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ICPT) which is now a part of NHA. All content previously found on is now available on
  • Pharmacy Technician Guide
    Helpful resources for those considering a career as a Pharmacy Technician
  • Pharmacy Technician's University - Website devoted to the initial training of pharmacy technicians and to assist technicians in passing their national certification examination. Pharmacy Technician's University is a pharmacy technician training program presented entirely online.
  • TechLectures.Com is a website offering continuing education programs specifically for the pharmacy technician and review workbooks/courses for the national pharmacy technician certification exam.



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Office of Professional Licensure and Certification
121 South Fruit Street |  Concord, NH 03301
Main Telephone: (603) 271-2152