PTCB Credentials

PTCB offers credentials to individuals who wish to distinguish themselves in the pharmacy technician field and build rewarding careers in healthcare. Our credential program enables technicians to work more efficiently with pharmacists to offer safe and effective patient care and service.

Our certifications and certificate programs serve different purposes. Certifications assess an individual’s mastery of job knowledge, require Continuing Education, and award an acronym after one’s name. Certificate programs evaluate learning outcomes from a PTCB-Recognized Education/Training Program, do not expire or require maintenance, and do not award an acronym after the name.

Coming soon: PTCB plans to launch its Hazardous Drug Management Certificate Program in 2020, followed by certificate programs in Controlled Substance Diversion Prevention and Billing and Reimbursement, for a total of five new certificates.

Active PTCB CPhTs who have completed at least four certificate programs, including TPV and/or Medication History, or three certificate programs and PTCB’s Compounded Sterile Preparation Technician® (CSPT®) Certification, and 3 years of work experience, will be eligible to earn an Advanced Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT-Adv) credential as early as mid-2020.

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Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT)

PTCB Certification is an important first step toward a rewarding career in healthcare. As a CPhT, you can work effectively to support your pharmacy...

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Certified Compounded Sterile Preparation Technician (CSPT)

Take the next step in your career and demonstrate your expertise in compounded sterile preparation practice.

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Advanced Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT-Adv)

Active PTCB CPhTs who have completed at least four of the certificate programs and 3 years of work experience will be eligible to earn CPhT-Adv.

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Medication History Certificate

Indicate your advanced knowledge to collect in-depth and accurate medication histories, review prescriptions to confirm dosing accuracy, and...

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Technician Product Verification Certificate

Demonstrate your skill in safeguarding patients from dispensing errors and express your commitment to excellence as a pharmacy technician.

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Hazardous Drug Management Certificate

Highlight your commitment to reducing risk through your enhanced knowledge of guidelines and requirements for safely managing hazardous drugs.

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Billing and Reimbursement Certificate

Feature your advanced understanding of third-party payers and reimbursement systems utilized within the pharmacy.

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Controlled Substances Diversion Prevention Certificate

Demonstrate your knowledge of controlled substance diversion prevention strategies and DEA requirements.