A candidate must hold an active PTCB CPhT Certification and fulfill one of the following eligibility pathways:
Pathway 1: Completion of a PTCB-Recognized Technician Product Verification Education/Training Program.
Pathway 2: Completion of a state board-approved validation program.*
*Applications submitted under Pathway 2 will be held for review to determine eligibility.
A Step Toward Your Advanced CPhT (CPhT-Adv)
Earning your Technician Product Verification Certificate takes you one step closer to becoming a PTCB Advanced Certified Pharmacy Technician™ (CPhT-Adv™). Active PTCB CPhTs who have completed at least four of the certificate programs, or three certificate programs and the Compounded Sterile Preparation Technician (CSPT) Certification, and 3 years of work experience will be eligible to earn a CPhT-Adv credential.
Candidates must complete a PTCB-Recognized Education/Training Program or a state board-approved program for the TPV Certificate before applying. PTCB-Recognized Education/Training Programs meet the curriculum requirements as documented by PTCB. Contact your employer and/or state board of pharmacy to inquire about state board-approved validation programs.
View a list of PTCB-Recognized Education/Training Programs for the Technician Product Verification Certificate.
The cost to apply for the Technician Product Verification Certificate is $89.
How to Apply and Schedule
- Apply by logging into your PTCB Account.
- Once your application is approved, you will receive an email with your authorization to schedule your exam.
The TPV Certificate Exam is administered year‐round at more than 1,400 Pearson Professional Centers nationwide, including more than 100 military on-base sites.
Prepare for Your Exam
The PTCB Technician Product Verification Exam is a unique assessment that simulates product verification in both community and health-system settings. Prepare for the exam by reviewing information found below.