Virginia Pharmacy Technician Requirements

Do Pharmacy Technicians get regulated in Virginia?

Yes, they do regulate Pharmacy Technicians in Virginia.


Is certification required for one to practice as Pharmacy Technician in Virginia?

Yes, certification is required by the Virginia State Board of Pharmacy for one to practice as a Pharmacy Technician.

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What are the approved certification exams required by the State Board of Pharmacy in Virginia?

The approved certification exams in Virginia are PTCB (PTCE) and ICPT (ExCPT).


When is registration required by Virginia State Board of Pharmacy to Pharmacy Technicians?

Applicant must be able to provide evidence of completed training or get certification from a board-approved programs and passing a State Board exam.


Is Pharmacy Technician registration required in Virginia?

Yes, the Virginia State Board of Pharmacy does require Pharmacy Technicians to obtain registration before working in a pharmacy.


Is training required for Pharmacy Technicians in Virginia?

Yes, pharmacy technicians are required to undergo board-approved training unless they are already certified by PTCB.


What should I do to become a License Pharmacy Technician?

  • Applicant may submit an online application for registration as a pharmacy technician to the board of review if he or she holds a current certification from the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board or PTCB. You can access online application here.
  • Application may only be submitted to the board for review after the applicant has completed a Virginia Board of Pharmacy approved training program or pass a board approved exam.


Are Pharmacy Technicians required to have a Continuing Education or CE?  

No, Pharmacy Technicians are not required to have continuing education. However, every renewal year of registration, a pharmacy technician is required to complete a minimum of 0.5 CEUs or 5 contact hours of approved continuing education. The hours in excess of what is required will not be credited on the next renewal year.



Virginia Board of Pharmacy

Office: Perimeter Center, 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300. Henrico Virginia 23233-1463
Phone: (804) 367-4456