Pharmacy technicians who do not recertify before their expiration date may apply for reinstatement within one year. Pharmacy technicians who successfully reinstate are again considered "Certified Pharmacy Technicians" and may resume using the "CPhT" designation. Reinstated CPhTs are granted an active certification for the balance of the recertification cycle.
Former CPhTs who wish to reinstate can apply online from within their PTCB Account. The fee to reinstate is $80. Reinstatement applications are processed in the same manner as with recertification. In addition to completing the continuing education (CE) required for recertification, reinstatement candidates must complete one additional CE hour in the subject of pharmacy law.
Failure to Reinstate
Former CPhTs who do not reinstate must retake and pass the PTCE in order to regain certification. No special permission is required to retest unless a former CPhT has reached the retake limit.