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Medication Therapy Management Certificate

Confirm your advanced understanding of medication utilization and medication-related issues, prescribing accuracy, patient safety, and the administration of medication therapy management (MTM).

INTRO

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Technicians who earn the Medication Therapy Management Certificate demonstrate their knowledge and skills in this critical area, enabling them to directly support patient care in the pharmacy. By mastering MTM roles, technicians become a trusted part of the patient care team and play a vital role in serving their community.

Earn the Medication Therapy Management Certificate to demonstrate your competency in:

  • Medication uses and administration
  • Prescribing accuracy
  • Delivering safe patient care 
  • Administration of medication therapy management

 

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PREPARE & APPLY

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Eligibility Requirements

A candidate must hold an active PTCB CPhT Certification and complete a PTCB-Recognized Medication Therapy Management Education/Training Program.

View a list of PTCB-Recognized Education/Training Programs for the Medication Therapy Management Certificate.

Please note that additional PTCB-Recognized Education/Training Programs for Medication Therapy Management will be added to the list as they become available.

 

A Step Toward Your Advanced CPhT (CPhT-Adv) 

Earning your Medication Therapy Management Certificate takes you one step closer to becoming a PTCB Advanced Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT-Adv). Active PTCB CPhTs who have completed at least four of the certificate programs (must include TPV or Medication History), or three certificate programs and the Compounded Sterile Preparation Technician (CSPT) Certification, and 3 years of work experience will be eligible to earn a CPhT-Adv credential.

 

Exam Fee

The cost to apply for the Medication Therapy Management Certificate is $89.

Being an early applicant means you’ll save money! Save $30 for the first 3 months and pay $59 when you apply by March 7, 2022!

 

 How to Apply and Schedule

  1. Log into your PTCB Account.
  2. Visit PTCB’s Credential Center (within your PTCB Account) and apply.
  3. Once your application is approved, you will receive an email with your authorization to schedule your exam.

The Medication Therapy Management Certificate Exam is administered year‐round at more than 1,400 Pearson Professional Centers nationwide, including more than 100 military on-base sites.

 

Prepare for Your Exam

Be sure to review the content outline as part of your exam preparation.

Medications and Medical Concepts (40%)
Medication strengths/dose, drug class, dosage forms, routes of administration, special handling/storage and administration instructions, and duration of drug therapy.
Interchangeable drug classes and dosage forms (i.e., to identify cost saving opportunities).
Patient-friendly terms for medical terminology.
Definitions of key terms in a medication history process (e.g., medication allergy vs. medication intolerance, medication adherence).
Definitions of key terms for medical history (e.g, medical conditions, social history, immunizations).
Common medication-related problems (e.g., side effects, non adherence, affordability, gap in therapy).
Lab measures (e.g., A1C, potassium, blood pressure) and related medical terms.
Patient Safety and Quality Assurance Strategies (36%)
Calculate adherence (e.g., days’ supply, quantity, dose, proportion of days covered).
Systematically review information for accuracy and completeness (e.g., components of MAP, CMR documentation, PMR, required MTM billing fields).
Types of prescribing errors and inappropriate prescribing (e.g., abnormal doses, incorrect strength, incorrect drug, incorrect route of administration, incorrect directions, wrong timing, missing dose).
Potential impact of prescribing errors and medication problems (e.g., inappropriate dosing schedule, inappropriate therapy, duplicate therapy, interactions or conflicting therapies)
MTM Administration & Management (24%)
Definition and purpose of MTM programs and core service elements (medication therapy review (MTR), personal medication record (PMR), medication-related action plan (MAP), intervention and/or referral, documentation and follow-up).
CMS requirements for offering MTM services.
Decision making and prioritization (e.g., recently discharged patients, follow-up versus new outreach, serious errors identified) when tracking stages of service (pending, in progress, complete) and maintaining schedules and timelines for documentation, follow up, and billing for MTM services.

Prepare for the Medication Therapy Management Exam
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TAKE THE EXAM

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About the Exam

The Medication Therapy Management Certificate Exam is a computer-based exam with 75 multiple-choice questions. Be prepared to commit 1 hour and 30 minutes for the exam (5-minute tutorial, 1 hour and 20-minute exam, and 5-minute post-exam survey).

 

Exam Day Requirements

Arrive at the designated Pearson VUE test center 30 minutes before your appointment. Bring an approved form of identification that matches your name as it appears on your PTCB Account. You will not be allowed to take the exam without proper identification. Be sure to review more detail about what to expect and what is required in the Candidate Guidebook

 

Testing Accommodations

Candidates who require testing accommodations must request these accommodations during the application process. Accommodations that are reasonable and consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) will be provided by PTCB at no additional cost to candidates. Candidates who need to bring medical equipment into the testing room need to request an accommodation if the item is not on the list of allowed items.

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EARN YOUR CERTIFICATE

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Scoring

Exams will be scored in the coming months and only those who achieve a passing score and fulfill the other program requirements will earn the Medication Therapy Management Certificate. Exam results will be available 3 to 4 months following the launch of this certificate program. Because the Medication Therapy Management Certificate Program is new, scoring will be delayed. PTCB will apply the same rigorous process to determine the passing score for the Medication Therapy Management Certificate Exam after multiple candidates have tested. 

 

Digital Badges

Upon earning your credential, you will receive an email invitation from the Credly Platform via badge@ptcb.org with instructions for claiming your badge and setting up your account.

This digital badge will contain information describing your credential, including how you earned it. You can display the badge in your email signature, electronic files of a resume, and on social media sites like LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

 

Certificates

Once your official score is available, you can download your certificate through the Credly Platform. Learn more.

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RENEW

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This certificate program does not require renewal.

DOCUMENTS

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Quick access to additional documents you may need during your PTCB Medication Therapy Management Certificate process. Download the necessary documents and submit the completed forms as required.

  1. Testing Accommodations Form