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Continuing Education

Continuing education (CE) is essential for CPhTs and CSPTs to stay up to date on the latest in pharmacy practice, expand their knowledge, and advance their professional growth. Updating and expanding your knowledge through CE courses and activities helps you advance medication safety in your workplace and contributes to quality patient care. 

PTCB requires CPhTs to complete CE to be eligible to renew and maintain the active status of their CPhT and CSPT Certifications. Learn more about CE requirements: 




Entering CE Hours

Many CPhTs already track their continuing education (CE) hours with CPE Monitor, a service of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP). Now CPhTs who use the CPE Monitor service may apply for recertification without manually entering their CE activities into their PTCB Account. 

CPhTs must have an NABP e-Profile ID on file with PTCB before they recertify. Learn more.

Find CE Programs and Courses

PTCB accepts CE from providers accredited by the Accreditation Council of Pharmacy Education (ACPE) that pertains to pharmacy technician-specific (T-specific) subject matter. PTCB also accepts other CE programs if we determine they pertain to pharmacy technician-specific subject matter.

PTCB’s CE Directory allows technicians to quickly find free CE programs and complete CE more easily. All CE programs listed in the directory are ACPE-accredited and free of charge. CE providers can visit the directory page to submit their free programs to be added to the directory.

Example CE Providers*

American Association of Pharmacy Technicians

American College of Apothecaries

American Pharmacists Association

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists


Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists

Michigan Pharmacists Association Online CE

Michigan Pharmacists Association Technician Membership

National Pharmacy Technician Association


Pharmacy Tech Topics™

Pharmacy Technician's Letter

Pharmacy Times

Power-Pak C.E.®

RxSchool ®

U.S. Pharmacist

State pharmacy associations

*PTCB does not recommend or endorse specific educational or CE courses or materials for pharmacy technicians; however, PTCB does share examples of CE providers for informational purposes only. Resources shared are in no way authored, supported, sponsored, owned, or endorsed by PTCB.

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