The Pharmacy Council has launched a licensing examination system | Rare Techy


Some pharmacy technicians take the exam

Some pharmacy technicians take the exam

The first edition of the Ghana Pharmacy Technician Qualification Examinations (GPTQE) has successfully commenced.

Established by the Pharmacy Council, it is part of a new licensing regime for pharmacy technicians who wish to practice in Ghana.

The new licensing system aims to streamline the work of pharmacy technicians in the country and ensure standards.

It also excludes unqualified persons from training to gain efficiency.


About 300 candidates participated in the first edition of the examination held in Accra, after which those who pass will be issued with a license to practise.

Albert Wiredu Arko, the council’s deputy registrar for professional development, told Daily Graphic that the maiden examination was a success.


He explained that there are three different levels of personnel in the field of pharmacy practice, whose functions are crucial and important for effective healthcare delivery in the country.

These are pharmacy professionals, medicine counter assistants and pharmacy technicians, he said.

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“For the professional pharmacy, medicine counter assistant, all individuals who want to practice in that space are licensed and pharmacy technicians complete the reformation process,” he said.

Mr Arko explained that in order to qualify to practice as a pharmacy professional in Ghana, Ghanaian pharmacy professionals must sit for licensure examinations known as qualifying examinations.

Likewise, those who wish to practice as a Medicine Counter Assistant must take the Ghana Medicine Counter Assistant Exams.


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