NHA Examination

Students will be able to register at www.nhanow.com for their national certification exam. The price of the NHA exam depends on which program you’ve completed and would like to test for (Cost are posted on nhanow.com). And the Procter fee is $50. The proctor fee is paid the date of your national exam and must be paid in the form of a money order.

What to expect during  the NHA  examination

No personal items, including but not limited to, mobile phones, hand-held computers/personal digital assistants (PDAs) or other electronic devices, pagers, watches, wallets, purses, bags, coats, books, and/or notes, pens or pencils are allowed in the testing room. You must store all personal items in a secure area as indicated by the Proctor or return them to your vehicle.

After you’ve picked a date and time to come in for your exam, please arrive at least 15 minutes before the start time. The final exam will be administered promptly at the time stated. It is a two-hour test, and once that time is up all exams will be collected, no exceptions.

What to expect after the NHA  examination

Results will be available on your NHA account within 48 business hours of being received by NHA. You will receive an email notification when your results are available within the certification portal. For confidentiality, the notification email will not include your exam score. Once your exam results are available, you can view them by logging into your certification portal account and clicking the Results tab.

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PTCB Examination

Pharmacy Technician students will be able to register at www.ptcb.org for their national certification exam. The cost to apply for certification and take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) is $129.Candidates who successfully apply will be authorized to schedule an exam appointment.

What to expect during the PTCB examination

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What to expect after the PTCB examination

Official score reports are typically available within three weeks from your exam date. PTCB cannot expedite the processing of exam results or certification information.


Once your exam results are made official and your score report is available within your PTCB Account, if you passed, your certification will become active, your certificate will be available to you to download through your PTCB Account. Also, once your exam results are made official, if you passed the PTCE, your certification status will be verifiable through PTCB’s Certification Verification page.

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