Pharmacy Technician Certification in West Virginia

Applicants for pharmacy technician certification in West Virginia need to be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma or G.E.D. and proof of completion of a board-approved training program. This program must include 2,080 hours of experience within two years.
All applicants, even those who have previously worked in other states and hold national certification must complete 20 hours of training with a pharmacist-in-charge.


West Virginia requires applicants complete its own pharmacy technician training program; technicians do not need to be nationally certified. However, the State does recognize PTCB and the NHA certifications. National certification can be a helpful tool to use during the trainee program and can help technicians better understand policies and procedures as well as improve chances for opportunity and advancement.


For more information:


West Virginia Board of Pharmacy

232 Capitol St

Charleston, WV 25301

Phone: 304/558-0558

Fax: 304/558-0572

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