"A competent workforce is critical to the safety of our patients. We are excited to partner with PTCB and demonstrate our commitment to improving care, while providing our associates with the means to demonstrate their pharmacy knowledge."

— Joe Gibson, Senior Manager of Training, Kerr Drug, Inc.



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How has the PTCE changed?

PTCB updated the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) on November 1, 2013.  
View a fact sheet on the updates.
Learn more about the updated exam.

Join the Employer Program


Are you an employer committed to cultivating a qualified pharmacy technician workforce? Are you looking for resources to share with your pharmacy technician employees?

As an Advocate Employer, you join national chain, community, independent, and health-system pharmacies who work with PTCB to encourage pharmacy technician candidates to participate in the PTCB Certification Program. Advocate Employers are required to complete a bi-annual survey, which will provide general information to PTCB about current pharmacy technician employees in the workplace. Survey data will be compiled, summarized, and distributed to Advocate Employers on an annual basis. To join, employers simply submit a short application and complete a brief survey.

View the list of current PTCB Advocate Employers.

Advocate Employer Benefits

Resources

  • Employer Outlook monthly newsletter
  • CPhT Connection monthly newsletter
  • PTCB Employer Partnership Program welcome kit

Reports

  • Free mass verification of pharmacy technician employee certification status

Rewards

  • Bulk discount on the new PTCE Practice Test
  • Recognition on PTCB's website, including company logo
  • Recognition in PTCB newsletters and in PTCB's social media community

How Certification Benefits Employers

A PTCB sponsored study* found that pharmacists perceive pharmacy technician certification as an essential component in reducing medication errors, ensuring patient safety, and increasing positive health outcomes. Additionally, employers who support PTCB certification consistently reported:

  • Reduced pharmacist turnover
  • Reduced pharmacy technician turnover
  • Improved employee performance and satisfaction
  • Reduced pharmacy technician training times and costs
  • Increased risk management and lower insurance premiums
  • Increased availability of pharmacist to focus on direct patient care activities

Learn More

Becoming an Advocate Employer is easy and free! To join, complete and submit an application and brief survey to help PTCB learn about your organization. Please review the Terms and Conditions prior to submitting your application.

For additional information, check out our FAQ page, or contact PTCB.


*Source: Pharmacists’ Perceptions of the Value of Technician Certification through a Nationally Accredited Certification Program, Journal of Pharmacy Technology, 2010.