Past drug convictions and PTCB certification

by Stephanie

It has been 17 years since I was convicted of having crystal meth on my person. I did serve some time in jail. But again, it has been over 17 years. I have nothing else on my record and have been working in pharmacy for over 4 years. Should I contact PTCB about this before I even think about taking the test?

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Past drug convictions and PTCB certification

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Apr 29, 2011
Were you over 18 / charged as an adult?
by: Anonymous

If you were an adult when that took place, then yes you should disclose it instead of having them find it out in your background check. It's understandable that it's been 17 years and you've probably changed, etc. However, if it's on your record then it is taken into consideration. According to the PTCB official website, these are the eligibility requirements for candidates;
- High school diploma or its equivalent
- No felony convictions.
- No drug or pharmacy related convictions, including misdemeanors. These violations must be
disclosed to PTCB.
- No denial, suspension, revocation, or restriction of registration or licensure, consent order or other restriction by any State Board of Pharmacy.
- No admission of misconduct or violation of regulations of any State Board of Pharmacy.

They consider things on a case-by-case basis. If you've turned your life around and have been stable/employed for a long time, chances are that they will allow it. Then you'll just have to get past the Board of Pharmacy in your state.

Best of luck to you.

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