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)
- 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
· Register and pay for the exam;
· Take and pass the exam; and,
· Complete an online Virginia Pharmacy Technician
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
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
•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