How to become a certified pharmacy technician in Singapore
To become a certified pharmacy technician in Singapore, one must first complete a pharmacy technician training program that is accredited by the Singapore Pharmacy Council (SPC). These programs are typically offered by polytechnics and private institutions and can take anywhere from six months to two years to complete.
After completing the training program, individuals must then pass the Pharmacy Technician Qualifying Examination (PTQE) administered by the SPC. The exam consists of two parts: a written exam and a practical exam. The written exam covers topics such as pharmacology, pharmaceutical calculations, and pharmacy law and ethics. The practical exam assesses the individual's ability to perform various pharmacy-related tasks, such as dispensing medication and compounding.
Once an individual has passed the PTQE, they can apply for registration with the SPC as a certified pharmacy technician. This registration is required in order to work as a pharmacy technician in Singapore.
In addition to completing the training program and passing the PTQE, individuals must also meet certain eligibility criteria in order to become a certified pharmacy technician in Singapore. These criteria include being at least 18 years old, having a minimum of three GCE 'O' level passes or equivalent, and being of good character and health.