Pharmacy tech diploma

by vicky
(California)

I took a pharmacy technician training class in 2010.

When I finished the class, I moved to Arizona. I never did an internship or took the PTCB exam due to a misdemeanor. I got scared and didn't think I was going to be able to even get in to take the test. My friends kept saying you will need to submit your finger-prints thru a live scan to check your background. So I didn't do the PTCB test or internship. I was wondering, it's been a year and if I can still take the test? and do my internship at a pharmacy. I'm up to study hard and learn and refresh my mind.

My misdemeanor is being dismissed and expunged. I'm hoping I'll be able to take the test and work as a pharmacy tech.

Can anyone give me tips or ideas on what I can do?
Please don't judge... We all make mistakes and this one was mine. I'm human and not perfect.

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Pharmacy tech diploma

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Oct 25, 2011
There is hope...
by: A pharm teacher

It does depend on what your misdemeanor happened to be. If it was drug related and recent, it is a little harder to take care of. If it was not, you need to write a letter of appeal along with all court documents and send to the PTCB. They will evaluate and decide if you can sit for the test or not. I had a student that had a drug trafficking charge from ten years ago. After going to mandatory AND voluntary rehab, she filed an appeal with PTCB and was allowed to take the test.
So don't give up! The most they are going to do is say no. What do you have to lose???

Nov 04, 2011
Criminal charges
by: Camille Incorvaia

It is my understanding that unless it's a drug related felony conviction, you have nothing to feel intimidated about. On the NPTA website in order to take their PH Tech training online course, you are restricted by any felony convictions, not misdemeanors. I don't think you should have any problem signing up and taking the test.

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