Pharmacy Technician Certification

Pharmacy Technician Certification (CPhT)

Break into the exciting growing market for pharmacy technicians by becoming a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT).

Most pharmacy employers seek applicants with a certification, and many mandate it as a requirement. Taking the ExCPT exam and earning your CPhT certification from NHA can help you stand out and set you up for success.

As a Pharmacy Technician, you may perform some or all of the following tasks:

  • Receive prescription requests from patients and doctors’ offices
  • Accurately measure medication amounts
  • Package and label prescriptions
  • Establish and maintain patient records
  • Accept payment for prescriptions and process insurance claims
  • Manage inventory

Pharmacy Technicians are sought-after professionals in pharmacies located in hospitals, drug stores, doctors’ offices and grocery stores. With a CPhT certification from NHA, you’ll have the credentials you need to invest in your future and prepare for a rewarding career as a Pharmacy Technician.

To become a certified pharmacy technician (CPhT), you’ll sit for NHA’s ExCPT exam.

New ExCPT exam is now live

Beginning February 7, 2018, NHA will begin delivering an updated ExCPT exam.

For those preparing to take the new exam, an updated test plan has been made available as well as the exam crosswalk, which will help bridge the new and previous exam’s test plans.

Pilot scoring

Exam scores will be delayed for up to 8 weeks beginning February 7, 2018 during the pilot scoring period.

As with many new exam launches, a pilot scoring period of up to eight (8) weeks will begin the day the new exam is released. This will delay your scores and pass/fail results immediately following your exam. After the pilot scoring period concludes, exam results will be released to candidates’ NHA account.

Proof of sitting for the exam

On the day of the exam, candidates will receive a confirmation of test completion with explanation of the scoring delay. They may use this confirmation as proof of sitting for the exam if required by an educator or employer. If additional proof is needed, please contact NHA customer service.

Do you have more questions?

For more information regarding pilot scoring, visit the "About Development of NHA Exams" section of the Candidate Handbook on

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