Certified Pharmacy Technicians (CPhTs) are required to recertify every 2 years to maintain certification.
PTCB's recertification requirements correspond with the bi-annual renewal schedule for professional pharmacist licensure as governed by State Boards of Pharmacy. Some employers and/or State Boards of Pharmacy require CPhTs to maintain their PTCB Certification. The purpose of recertification is to ensure that pharmacy technicians stay up-to-date in pharmacy practice through the completion of Continuing Education (CE).
Reasons To Recertify
It is easier and less expensive to maintain your certification than to reinstate or retake the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam.
Certification demonstrates your commitment to the profession, allowing you to keep up with the latest advances in the field.
You strive to set yourself apart in a rapidly growing profession and position yourself for career advancement.