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 is complete as of Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Exam scores will be released as usual

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

Check Your Eligibility

Answer these quick questions and find out if you meet all requirements to take the certification exam in your field.