Pharmacy employers are at the forefront of the nation’s evolving healthcare system. As an active participant in the pharmacy community, PTCB collaborates with employers across practice settings to ensure their technicians are prepared to assume their roles and expand their responsibilities while continuing to advance medication safety.
PTCB’s credential programs play an important role in demonstrating an employer’s commitment to quality, medication safety, and a higher level of patient care. Our certification programs require ongoing continuing education, helping technicians keep up with the latest advances in the field.
Here are ways to support your technicians in earning their Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) Certification and additional PTCB credentials:
PTCB offers a simple way for employers to pay fees in bulk for their pharmacy technician employees to earn or renew PTCB Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) Certification, Certified Compounded Sterile Preparation TechnicianⓇ (CSPTⓇ) Certification, or other PTCB credentials. The process saves employers time, provides important reporting to employers, and offers a valuable benefit to pharmacy technician employees.
Employers may wish to join PTCB’s Employer Program to obtain more resources for their workforce. As a participating employer, you join national chain, community, independent, and health-system pharmacies who work with PTCB to encourage pharmacy technician candidates to participate in the PTCB Credential Programs. Organizations complete an annual survey, which will provide general information to PTCB about current pharmacy technician employees in the workplace.
PTCB-Recognized Education/Training Programs are a key component of earning PTCB credentials. These programs can be found in educational institutions and places of employment, and may include community colleges, private colleges, high schools, online platforms, community and health-system 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.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Starting in 2020, PTCB requires applicants for the Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) credential to complete a PTCB-Recognized Education/Training Program OR equivalent work experience.
The list of recognized programs is growing every day. Find out more about how to become a PTCB-Recognized Education/Training Program.