Credentialing Guidelines and Requirements

A Candidate Guidebook

Advanced Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT-Adv) Program

Advanced Certified Pharmacy Technician™ (CPhT-Adv™)



CPhTs who earn the CPhT-Adv credential are recognized for their expertise and experience, and demonstrate an unwavering commitment to advancing medication safety.

Eligibility Requirements

A candidate must hold an active PTCB CPhT Certification and have completed: 

​✔ at least 3 years of work experience as a pharmacy technician within the past 8 years, and

​✔ at least four PTCB Assessment-Based Certificate Programs, or three Certificate Programs and the Compounded Sterile Preparation Technician® (CSPT®) Certification.


CPhTs must submit an application in order to be granted the CPhT-Adv credential. There is no additional fee or exam associated with the application. Those who wish to maintain their CPhT-Adv credential must recertify every 2 years by submitting 5 additional CE hours in any pharmacy topic to supplement the 20 CE hours required for CPhT recertification, for a total of 25 hours of continuing education (CE).