Pharmacy Community Engagement

Building Relationships to Advance Patient Care

One of the benefits of working for a community-connected, mission-driven organization like PTCB is the ability we have to connect to the entire pharmacy community. Formed by a collaboration of pharmacy associations and societies across the United States, our consensus-building approach ensures that all voices are heard, incorporating the perspectives of technicians, pharmacists, employers, educators, and regulators. Our collaborative efforts draw on a diverse range of experts from across the industry to update and develop credentials that reflect current best practices in patient care. 

For nearly 30 years, PTCB has forged mutually beneficial relationships with many pharmacy organizations representing a range of practice settings and specialties that build on our expertise and strengthen our efforts to advance patient safety and care. The broader knowledge we gain guides us as leaders in the pharmacy community and as the country’s most trusted pharmacy technician credentialing organization.

PTCB leadership, staff, and volunteers frequently exhibit and present at conferences and meetings to share updates on our programs, resources, and activities and gather input from technicians, employers, educators, and the pharmacy community. We encourage CPhTs to become active in pharmacy and pharmacy technician associations to help amplify the voice of technicians. 

Below is a sample list of organizations with which we engage.

American Association of Pharmacy Technicians

American College of Apothecaries

Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

Advance Career and Technical Education

Alliance for Pharmacy Compounding

Allied Against Opioid Abuse

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy 

American School Counselors Association

Association for Career and Technical Educators

Council on Credentialing in Pharmacy

Food and Drug Administration

Health Connect Partners

Health Occupations Students of America

Institute for Credentialing Excellence

International Pharmaceutical Federation

Joint Commission of Pharmacy Practitioners

National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations

National Association of Chain Drug Store

National Consortium of Health Science Educators

National Home Infusion Association

National Pharmaceutical Association 

Pharmacy Career Information Council

Pharmacy Technician Accreditation Commission 

Pharmacy Workforce Center

The United States Pharmacopeia


Board of Governors

American Pharmacists Association (APhA)

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)

Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists (ICHP)

Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA)

National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP)

National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA)

PTCB integrated the Pharmacy Technician Educators Council (PTEC) as a division in 2022. PTCB also works closely with many state pharmacy associations as well as pharmacy technician educators and employers