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Welcome to the Virginia Pharmacy Technician Exam Website

Exam Information Board Registration Information Resources

The Virginia Pharmacy Technician exam is a 50-item, one hour exam administered by computer in SMT's Iso-Quality Testing (IQT) network test centers throughout the United States. There are currently eight IQT Test Centers in Virginia:

  • Washington, DC area (Falls Church, Herndon, Chantilly, Ashburn)
  • Richmond
  • Norfolk
  • Roanoke
  • Abingdon

To make a test reservation at an IQT Test Center, go to the IQT registration and reservation page. Select Exam Registration from the menu, then select VA Pharmacy Technician as the Organization (VA Pharmacy Technician will automatically load as the Exam). Click Next and follow the on-screen instructions to register, after which you can make a reservation to take the Virginia Pharmacy Technician exam at an IQT Test Center.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Virginia Pharmacy Technician exam.

Exam Appeal instructions and form (pdf**).

A. Any person wishing to apply for registration as a pharmacy technician in Virginia shall submit the application fee and an application (Word® doc*) on a form approved by the Virginia Board of Pharmacy.

B. In order to be registered as a pharmacy techician an applicant shall provide evidence of the following:
• Satisfactory completion of an approved training program, and
• A passing score on the Virginia Pharmacy Technician exam
- OR -
• Current PTCB certification

Frequently Asked Questions about registration as a pharmacy technician.

Virginia Pharmacy Technician Exam Study Guide and Candidate Handbook (pdf*)

Self-assessment questions (pdf*)

• Take a sample IQT exam (to become familiar with the computer interface, requires Internet Explorer 5 or higher). Note: if you take the sample test, you must close all browser instances and return to this website to make a reservation.

The Pharmacy Act and The Drug Control Act with Related Statutes (Word® doc*)

Top 200 Prescription Drugs of 2007 (Pharmacy Times, May 2008)

Top 200 Brand Drugs by Units in 2007 (Drug Topics, July 2008) (pdf**)

NABP State Boards of Pharmacy listing (pdf**)

Readers Links (these open new windows)
* If you do not have Microsoft Word on your computer, click here to download a free Word Viewer.

Virginia Board of Pharmacy

Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)

National Association of Boards of Pharmacy

SMT (test development)

IQT (test administration)

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