Become a PTCB-Recognized Education/Training Program (REP)

PTCB-Recognized Education/Training Programs (REPs) are important for technicians seeking to earn PTCB credentials. To be eligible for our credentials, PTCB requires applicants to either complete a REP or earn equivalent work experience. REPs 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

REP Benefits:

  • Recognized Program Directory – Link to your program in the PTCB-Recognized Program Directory.

  • Direct Billing – Eliminate the upfront cost to your technicians and reimbursement hassle for you. PTCB will invoice your organization directly for your technicians' fees for every practice tool and credential you choose. Learn more.

  • Credential Status Monitoring – Review pass rates through free bulk verification of pharmacy technician employees' certification statuses.

  • Reporting – Review summary reports showing organization pass rate data and performance on the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam® (PTCE®) and the Pre-PTCE®.

  • Job Postings – Post your job openings at a discounted rate in the PTCB Career Center.

  • Practice Tools – Access bulk discounts on PTCE practice tools, including the PTCE Practice Bank® and the Pre-PTCE to help your technicians prepare.

  • News – Receive curated newsletters with valuable information for employers and technicians.

  • Program Mark of Recognition – Display the exclusive PTCB-Recognized Education/Training Program Mark to show students that your program has been reviewed and found to provide learners with foundational knowledge that will help them be successful on the PTCE.

Become a REP for the CPhT Program

The process to become PTCB-recognized for the CPhT Program is free and completed online. Becoming a REP ensures the program’s students are prepared and eligible to earn PTCB Certification. Learn more

If your program does not currently meet PTCB standards for recognition, learn more.

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 a REP for the CSPT Program and/or Assessment-Based Certificate Programs

The process to become a REP for the CSPT Program and/or any PTCB Assessment-Based Certificate Program is slightly different than for the CPhT Program. View the PTCB-Recognized Education/Program Terms and Conditions. To apply for recognition, submit a PTCB Help Center request.