Hazardous Drug Management Certificate

The Hazardous Drug Management Certificate offers you the opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge on the requirements for managing and handling hazardous drugs as well as showing that you are prepared to help ensure the safety of yourself,  your facility, your co-workers and your patients.

Demonstrate Your Advanced Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Features and characteristics of facilities and engineering controls
  • Processes and procedures for cleaning facilities where hazardous drugs are handled
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements
  • Procedures for transporting, receiving, and handling hazardous medications
  • Dispensing final dosage forms
  • Federal regulations pertaining to the disposal of hazardous drugs

Eligibility Requirements

Candidates must be an active CPhT (through either NHA or PTCB) and meet one of the following eligibility requirements to sit for this exam:

      Option 1. Completion of a BPTS-Recognized Training Program for Hazardous Drug Management, OR

      Option 2. A minimum of 1 year or 1,000 hours of supervised pharmacy experience related to hazardous drug management.

Recognized Training Programs

The following are BPTS-Recognized training programs for the Hazardous Drug Management Certificate Exam:

Additional training programs will be added upon recognition.
*Training providers interested in submitting a program for recognition – click here.

Exam Fee

The exam fee for the Hazardous Drug Management Certificate is $49.
This fee includes one complimentary retake, if required.

How to Apply

To apply for the Hazardous Drug Management Certificate Exam – click here or check out our special launch bundles with courses + exams – here.


Exam Details

The Hazardous Drug Management Certificate Exam is a computer-based exam comprised of 60 multiple choice questions.
Candidates will have 90 minutes to complete the exam and survey.

The exam can be taken at your preferred location, such as at home, and is available online, 24/7.

As a part of the registration process, you will have the opportunity to indicate your need for ADA exam accommodations.
After registration is completed, you will receive an email with instructions on how to complete and submit your request for accommodations.

Taking Your Exam

Instructions will be sent to candidates after applications are reviewed and approved.

Earning Your Certificate & Badge


After passing the exam, you will receive a digital badge and certificate through Credly. This will allow you to print a copy of your certificate and display your digital badge on your resume, your social accounts (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter) or even as part of your email signature.

The Hazardous Drug Management Certificate does not require renewal.