I want to be a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT)

Are you ready to move your career forward?

Have you dreamed of growing your career to advance quality patient care and medication safety? By earning your PTCB Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) Certification, you will be valued by pharmacy employers to perform a variety of tasks to support pharmacists and patients. Employers prefer, and many require, their pharmacy technicians be PTCB CPhTs.

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Why choose PTCB?

In such a fast-growing field, the PTCB CPhT Certification is a highly valued differentiator. PTCB is the most trusted pharmacy technician credentialing organization and is the only credentialing organization solely dedicated to pharmacy technicians and the support of patient care. PTCB CPhTs can reach higher to pursue more opportunities for career advancement, prestige in the workplace, and personal satisfaction from delivering the highest quality of care. By earning PTCB’s CPhT credential, you clear the path to achieve other specialized and advanced credentials only offered by PTCB. The advantages of PTCB Certification include:

  • Validated achievement and knowledge                                                                     
  • Improved employment opportunities
  • Potential for higher salary
  • Expanded responsibilities
  • Career growth
  • Increased focus on patient safety
  • Prestige among coworkers


“Pharmacy technicians should obtain and maintain their PTCB CPhT Certification throughout their professional career. Once certified, a PTCB CPhT gains flexibility to work anywhere in the US. With this nationally-recognized CPhT Certification, they have the credential they can use in any practice setting within the realm of pharmacy.”

—Tiffany Kofroth, CPhT, CSPT, MD Anderson Cancer Center

How can CPhTs build their careers with PTCB’s Credentials?

Once you earn your PTCB CPhT credential, you can advance in your career with PTCB’s Assessment-Based Certificates in such areas as Medication History and Technician Product Verification (TPV). PTCB offers the Compounded Sterile Preparation Technician® (CSPT®) Certification to qualified PTCB CPhTs who are responsible for preparing medications and products using sterile techniques. Pharmacy technicians who have completed multiple PTCB credentials may be eligible to earn the ultimate differentiator, the Advanced Certified Pharmacy Technician™ (CPhT-Adv™) certification.