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CSPT PTCB

Become a PTCB Certified Compounded Sterile Preparation Technician™ (CSPT™)!

Why is PTCB Launching the CSPT™ Certification Program?

PTCB® will officially launch the Certified Compounded Sterile Preparation Technician™ (CSPT™) certification program in 2017 as a key step in fulfilling our mission to advance medication safety. PTCB-Certified Pharmacy Technicians (CPhTs) will now have the opportunity to demonstrate their further commitment to medication safety by meeting the standards of the CSPT™ program.

Why Should PTCB-Certified Pharmacy Technicians (CPhTs) Become CSPTs?

Sterile compounding is the preparation of medications in a sterile environment to prevent contamination. Becoming a CSPT™ demonstrates a CPhT’s knowledge and skill as a specialized pharmacy technician as well as their commitment to the role they play in ensuring medication safety. Only PTCB-Certified Pharmacy Technicians (CPhTs) in good standing can apply to become CSPTs.

Why Should Employers Want CSPTs on Their Teams?

Employing CSPTs demonstrates an employer’s commitment to the highest level of training and excellence. With the significant increase in sterile compounding oversight, employers need to keep on top of USP 797 and USP 800 compliance. Falling short can lead to increased risks for adverse patient outcomes with potential negative impact on an institution’s reputation and financial health. PTCB’s CSPT™ Program can play an important role in demonstrating your commitment to quality, medication safety, and a higher level of patient care.

Are you a pharmacy director or supervisor at a hospital, health-system, or compounding facility? If so, please visit our Help Center to submit a request to learn more about how to support your technicians in earning the CSPT™.

What Makes PTCB’s CSPT™ Certification Program Unique?

Unlike certificate courses currently available in the marketplace, PTCB’s certification program requires ongoing continuing education and annual recertification. Through the rigorous standards mandated by PTCB certification and recertification, the PTCB CSPT™ stands out as highly qualified to meet today’s expectations in sterile compounding safety.

About PTCB

Since 1995, the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB®) has been the leading certifying body for pharmacy technicians. More than 280,000 of the estimated 400,000 pharmacy technicians in the US are PTCB-Certified Pharmacy Technicians (CPhTs). PTCB certification provides the public and pharmacists with greater confidence in their pharmacies.

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during the month of December!