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Want Your Education/Training Program To Become PTCB-Recognized for 2020?
Becoming a PTCB-Recognized Education/Training Program will ensure your employees are eligible to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE).
Check the directory to see if you’re on the list. Can’t find your program? Submit an attestation that your curriculum includes PTCB-required knowledge from the PTCE 2020 exam blueprint. Attest now.
Will your employees be ready to recertify? Watch the video: Avoid common errors on your application.
Share PTCB’s recertification video with your employees: Get ready now. Make sure you meet CE requirements and avoid the five most common mistakes CPhTs make on their recertification application. Watch the video.
New Digital Badges Highlight Accomplishments
Pharmacy technicians can now highlight achievements by claiming digital badges for PTCB credentials. Current credential holders will receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org to claim the badge. Badges can be displayed on resumes and LinkedIn profiles. Learn more.
USP Issues Final Decisions related to <795>, <797> and <825>
The USP Appeals Panel has issued final decisions on the appeals to revisions to General Chapters <795> Pharmaceutical Compounding – Nonsterile Preparation, <797> Pharmaceutical Compounding – Sterile Preparations, and new chapter <825> Radiopharmaceuticals – Preparation, Compounding, Dispensing, and Repackaging, which were published on June 1, 2019. Learn more.
Special Employer Offer for Compounded Sterile Preparation (CSPT) Certification
If you pay exam fees for your technicians through PTCB Direct Billing, we will waive the $50 Compounded Sterile Preparation Technician® (CSPT®) Certification application fee for every applicant. Emailcsptinfo@ptcb.org to request your special offer. Learn more.
PTCB Funds Anti-Opioid Abuse Projects, Including Naloxone Training for Technicians
PTCB has awarded grants to state pharmacy associations in Arizona, Connecticut, and Massachusetts to support medication safety projects, including programs to address the opioid abuse crisis. Read more.
PTCB Launches New Requirements, Updated Exam for First-time CPhT Applicants
Starting in 2020, initial applicants for CPhT must complete PTCB-Recognized Education/Training or equivalent work experience to be eligible, and will take the updated Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam® (PTCE®). Read more.
PTCB 2020 Practice Test On Sale Now! Special Rate of $19
Do you know someone who’s preparing for CPhT Certification? PTCB’s Official Practice Exam for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam® (PTCE®) is just $19 and has the same look, feel, and functionality as the actual PTCE. Learn more.