Fees listed are for each individual PLAR exam.
The National Bridging Education Program is intended for pharmacy technicians who are already working in both hospital and community-based pharmacies. You may have completed your initial training either through a public college or university program (prior to the introduction of CCAPP program accreditation), a private career college or ‘on-the-job.’ Depending on the length of time you have worked as a pharmacy technician, and the practice settings in which you have worked, you may be able to demonstrate the necessary competencies addressed in one or more Bridging Education courses. As a result, a Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) Challenge Examination process has been established to enable Bridging Education candidates to earn educational credit for what they already know.
The PLAR Challenge process is available for three courses only: Management of Drug Distribution Systems, Pharmacology and Product Preparation.
Each course PLAR challenge process may have additional requirements to complete prior to taking the challenge exam, see the NAPRA PLAR website for full details.
The Professional Practice course must be completed either online or in traditional classroom delivery. This course provides an essential foundation for the pharmacy technician’s new and expanded role.
PLAR exams will be set up monthly with contact through the program coordinator. Students should apply for PLAR of a course before the first of the month to be considered for that month's PLAR exam(s).
To apply for PLAR, and How to Apply.