Become a PTCB-Recognized Education/Training Program

Are you an educator or employer that would like your education/training program to be PTCB-recognized?

PTCB-Recognized Education/Training Programs are a key component for technicians seeking to earn PTCB credentials. To be recognized, programs are required to attest that their curriculum meets our knowledge requirements for that particular credential. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: PTCB requires applicants for the CPhT Certification to complete a PTCB-Recognized Education/Training Program OR equivalent work experience. 

View the PTCB-Recognized Education/Training Program Directory

Programs not meeting our requirements may enhance their curriculum and attest in the future. Program recognition is part of fulfilling our mission to advance medication safety and serves to set uniform curriculum requirements for PTCB-Recognized Education/Training.

PTCB recognizes education/training programs accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists/Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ASHP/ACPE) or the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). Through ASHP/ACPE or ABHES accreditation status, your program is automatically PTCB-recognized and you do not need to submit an attestation.

Become PTCB-recognized for the CPhT Program

The process to become PTCB-recognized for the CPhT Program is free and completed online. It is a key step for pharmacy technician education/training programs that ensures their students are prepared and eligible for PTCB Certification. Once an education/training program is PTCB-recognized, students who complete it fulfill PTCB’s 2020 eligibility requirements. 

To apply to become a PTCB-Recognized Education/Training Program, begin by creating a PTCB Account for your organization. Once you have created your account, you will be asked to submit your attestation that your education/training program curriculum meets the requirements outlined in the 2020 CPhT Knowledge Reference document and agree to the Terms of Use Agreement

Please note: If your organization is already listed in the directory of PTCB-Recognized Education/Training Programs, submit a Help Center request to be added to the account.



Become PTCB-recognized for the CSPT Program and/or Assessment-Based Certificate Programs

The process to become PTCB-recognized for the CSPT Program and/or any PTCB Assessment-Based Certificate Program is free. To apply for recognition, programs should submit a PTCB Help Center request.

Benefits for Recognized Programs


View the PTCB-Recognized Education/Program Terms and Conditions.