It depends on where you want to be a pharmacy tech. In Idaho, they just sent me my license after working for so many hours. In Washington they have A-tech and B-tech status. It all depends. Are you in NY? I don't know about their procedures.
Could you please tell me, what is the difference between A-tech and B-tech? Just experience, or something else?
Edit: ablankstare, I am a pharm tech in NY, and neither a license nor certification were necessary to get the job. I basically just walked in and applied, and was offered the position following an interview and criminal background check.
That's what I plan on doing...I just ordered my book last night. How long did you study? Do you need to know all of those drugs?I just signed up on the web to take the PTCB test at ptcb.org. Then, studied a book I bought for a few days and passed. The test is pretty easy. There are no required hours of work experience to take the test.