How to Renew an NHA ExCPT Certification

Need to renew your Pharmacy Technician certification? Learn the process in this step-by-step guide.

Note: NHA does accept transfer credits for continuing education. View more on additional optional Professional Development Resources sponsored by NHA. You can also view more information on What can be used for Pharmacy CE's. Once your credits are completed, take the following steps to renew your certification.


Step 1

Log into your Candidate account at

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Step 2

 Choose Renew Certifications From the left-hand side of the screen 



Step 3

Under Upload External CE, fill in the requested information 

  • Title
  • Hours Spent
  • Credits earned



Step 4

Load your Documentation in the given field 

  • Drag and drop files
  • Or browse your computer to upload files



Step 5

Once the download is complete, select Add Item to add it to your list 

  • One hour of the 20 hours must be in Pharmacy Law
  • One hour of the 20 hours must be in Patient Safety


*Two (2) hours of documented training is equal to one (1) continuing education credit. 


Step 6

When the required number of credits have been uploaded, select Renew and Pay



Step 7

Select the certification(s) you are renewing and again click Renew and Pay 

*If you are renewing multiple certifications be sure to select all that you wish to renew at this time



Step 8

Once you have verified the items in your cart, choose Check Out

  • Verify your mailing information and click on Continue to Check out
  • If any address changes or updates need to be made, please do so through your account profile



Step 9

Fill in payment information and select Purchase Items 

  • Print this page for your Receipt



Please Note:

Candidates who pass their exam will need to renew their certification every two years (unless it is provisional) to keep their credential current. You can help your candidates be prepared for renewing by sharing the resources below.

Each state may have specific CE requirements that affect which courses they accept. Before completing NHA CE, certificate holders should check the rules or regulations of the licensing or regulatory agency of their state. NHA generally accepts CE from other sources; if you have a question about a specific course, please contact NHA.