Results from a Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) sponsored survey found that lead pharmacists perceive pharmacy technician certification as an essential component in reducing medication errors, ensuring patient safety, and increasing positive health outcomes. The results, unveiled at the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Annual Meeting in March 2010 by researcher Shane Desselle, R.Ph, PhD, FAPhA, Associate Dean for Tulsa Programs, Chair, and Professor of the Department of Pharmacy: Clinical and Administrative Sciences at University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy, reflect information from 609 usable responses to a survey of more than 3,200 pharmacists serving in a variety of practice settings across the United States. The study is published in the Journal of Pharmacy Technology.
Do you need to verify someone's certification? Verifying the certification status of pharmacy technicians has become easier than ever. All individual online verifications are free and the search criteria are more flexible than in the past. It is no longer necessary to provide a certification number to verify an individual’s status. This tool is open to use by technicians, employers, educators, state boards of pharmacy, and the public.
Our Toolkit of resources for pharmacy technicians is designed to help you better serve patients, promote safe work environments, and take advantage resources available from pharmacy profession.
According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS), employment of pharmacy technicians is expected to increase 20% between 2012 and 2022. Learn more.
The pharmacy community offers a wealth of resources for pharmacy technicians. Technicians are a vital part of the pharmacy community and are encouraged to get involved with their state and national organizations.
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