Two Pharm Tech Leaders, One Special Offer

PassAssured and the NHA have teamed up to provide resources for students enrolled in an institution of learning seeking a successful career as a pharmacy technician.

The Bundle

This bundle includes a path to certification, your career and technical education (CTE) pharmacy technician program will meet the Perkins Grant certification requirement, which provides federal funds to secondary and postsecondary students enrolled in qualified CTE programs.*

Included in this $389 package:

  • PassAssured's Pharmacy Technician Training Program
  • ExCPT Practice Test
  • ExCPT Exam

Effective January 1, 2018: the price increased to $389 per package.


ExCPT is NHA's pharmacy technician certification exam, acquired from the Institute for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ICPT) in 2009. ExCPT is recognized by Boards of Pharmacy throughout the United States and is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).

Third Party Validation

  • All eight of NHA's exams are NCCA accredited. We are committed to upholding these rigorous exam standards to ensure practitioner competency and make significant investments to maintain the highest quality, accredited certification exams.
  • In a recent side-by-side comparison, the California Office of Professional Examination Services (OPES) found both ExCPT and PTCE to be consistent with professional guidelines and technical standards.


  • There are four eligibility pathways for ExCPT and to receive the CPhT credential. Candidates must successfully complete either a pharmacy technician training program offered by an accredited or state-recognized provider, an employer-based training program, a military training program, or 1200 hours of relevant supervised work experience.


  • Our dedicated regulatory and advocacy team works with regulators, legislative representatives, advocates and professional organizations such as National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) to provide access to a better future for those pursuing a frontline healthcare career such as pharmacy technicians.
  • Through these concentrated efforts we have received approval from 32 of 40 Boards of Pharmacy in regulated states.

About NHA

Since 1989, the NHA has been partnering with allied health education programs, organizations and employers across the nation to award more than 500,000 allied health certifications. NHA offers eight nationally accredited exams, certification preparation and study materials; industry leading outcomes-based analytics, as well as on going professional development and continuing education for our certification holders.


*U.S. Department of Education: "Vocational Education-Basic Grants to States" 2014

**Candidates receiving training at a high school or vocational school must be within 60 days of successful completion of all requirements needed to obtain a high school diploma or equivalency.

States highlighted in orange are eligible for the bundle package.


















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