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Welcome to the Virginia Pharmacy Technician Exam Website

Exam Information

Board Registration Information

Resource Links

The Virginia Pharmacy Technician exam has 60 questions, taken in a one-hour administration on a computer, in SMT's Iso-Quality Testing (IQT) network of test centers throughout the United States.

There are thirteen Test Centers in Virginia:

  • Washington, DC area (Falls Church, Herndon, Chantilly, Ashburn)
  • Richmond (2)
  • Norfolk
  • Roanoke
  • Abingdon
  • Midlothian
  • Reston
  • Tappahannock
  • Virginia Beach

To make a reservation at an IQT Test Center, go to the IQT registration and reservation page. Select Exam Registration from the menu, then select VA Board of Pharmacy as the Organization, and VA Pharmacy Technician from the Exam menu. Click Next and follow the on-screen instructions to select a test site and time.

Click here to download an Examination Appeal instructions and form. (pdf**)

To earn registration as a Virginia Pharmacy Technician by taking the VA Pharmacy Technician exam, a candidate must:

·  Successfully complete a VA Board of Pharmacy approved training program;

·  Register and pay for the exam;

·  Take and pass the exam; and,

·  Complete an online Virginia Pharmacy Technician Registration Application.

Alternately, candidates holding current PTCB certification may forgo training and do not need to take the VA Pharmacy Tech exam.

Click here to find Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about registering as a pharmacy technician.

• Click here to download the Virginia Pharmacy Technician Exam Study Guide (pdf*).

• Click here to take a sample IQT exam (to become familiar with the computer interface). Note: If you take the sample test you will have to return to this website to register to take the exam.

•Click here to find the VA Rules and Regulations relating to Pharmacy Technicians including: The Pharmacy Act, The Drug Control Act with Related Statutes and Laws Governing Pharmacy.

•Click here for a list of the Top 200 Prescription Drugs of 2012. (Pharmacy Times, June,2013)

•Click here for a listing of U.S. State Boards of Pharmacy.


Outside Links

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Virginia Board of Pharmacy

Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)

National Association of Boards of Pharmacy

SMT (exam development)

IQT (exam administration)

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