Pharmacy technician educators are increasingly important to the future of pharmacy practice. The nation’s evolving healthcare system places new demands on pharmacy technicians to be prepared to assume new and more responsible roles. 

Qualified technician education and training is essential as preparation for the pharmacy workplace. PTCB is committed to collaborating with pharmacy technician education/training programs seeking to position their students for rewarding pharmacy careers that advance medication safety and patient care.

PTCB-Recognized Education/Training Program 

PTCB-Recognized Education/Training Programs are a key component of earning PTCB credentials. These programs may include community colleges, private colleges, high schools, online platforms, community and hospital pharmacies, and other settings. Whether applying for the Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) credential, the Certified Compounded Sterile Preparation Technician® (CSPT®) credential, or any of our certificate programs, eligibility starts with education and/or work experience.

View the PTCB-Recognized Education/Training Program Directory

Educators affiliated with PTCB-Recognized Education/Training Programs have access to their organization's PTCB Account. Log into your organization's account.

Organizations interested in becoming a PTCB-Recognized Education/Training Program can find more details, including how to apply. Learn More.

Direct Billing: Pay Technicians’ Credential Fees

PTCB offers a simple way for educators to pay fees in bulk for their pharmacy technician students to earn PTCB Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) Certification, Certified Compounded Sterile Preparation Technician (CSPT) Certification, or other PTCB credentials, including the PTCE Practice Bank™ and the Pre-PTCE™.

Find out more about direct billing to pay for credential fees


New Year, New Requirements: PTCB Launches New Certification Requirements and Updated Exam

January 14, 2020

New Year, New Requirements: PTCB Launches New Certification Requirements and Updated Exam

Applicants must complete education and training or work experience to be eligible in 2020
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"I believe a certified technician has the demonstrable knowledge of drug classifications that would have prevented..."

Mark Brunton, MSHE, CPhT