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Online testing for Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)

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Your certification journey starts here.

Take an exam online from the comfort of your home or office.

The OnVUE experience: Check out the information below to start your online testing experience off on the right foot.


Effective Friday, February 26, 2021, you must have a portable webcam to complete the live room scan at check-in. A portable webcam is a computer’s camera that is either removable from your monitor or part of a laptop (rather than a desktop computer).

In addition to the uploaded workspace photos, the check-in proctor will conduct a live scan of your testing space by having you show your work area and surrounding environment via portable webcam. The proctor will:

  • Confirm all external monitors and other devices are unplugged
  • Confirm no items or objects are within reach of the test-taker
  • Confirm no food or drink is in the vicinity, other than water in a clear container
  • Inspect items on the wall

Before exam day

Perform a system test

Make sure to do the required system test and exam simulation before exam day.*

Run system test

*Issues? Check out the technical requirements.

Find your testing space

Find a quiet, distraction-free area in your home or office to take your exam.

Testing advice

Get your ID ready

Your ID must be valid and up to date. Does your program have specific ID policies?

View ID requirements

Need to schedule, reschedule, or cancel? Manage exam appointment

On exam day

STEP 1. Prepare your testing space

Clean off your desk or workspace. Make sure there is no paper, books or other clutter.

STEP 2. Prepare your computer

Disconnect any additional monitors and be sure to close all other open applications. Don't forget to perform the system test, too!

STEP 3. Check-in for your exam

You can begin the check in process up to 30 minutes prior to your appointment.

Ready to check-in for your exam? Sign in now

Need help on exam day?

Additional information

All communication with the proctor is done in English, unless you see the "Select proctor language" page during the scheduling process.

Last updated 2021-02-11