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Practice Settings

With your PTCB Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) credential, you are certified for employment across pharmacy practice settings. You have demonstrated your knowledge and commitment to medication safety, and are prepared to advance safe and effective patient care anywhere in the US.

PTCB CPhTs provide essential support to pharmacists and patient care teams in a wide variety of pharmacy settings. Their roles and responsibilities range from entry-level to advanced, and vary across settings. Pharmacy practices that employ PTCB CPhTs include:

  • Community
  • Health-System/Hospital 
  • Retail
  • Outpatient
  • Ambulatory Care 
  • Long-Term Care 
  • Skilled Nursing
  • Pharmacy Clinics
  • Physicians’ Offices
  • Home Health Care
  • Immunization Programs 
  • Compounded Sterile Preparation
  • Infusion
  • Military/Federal Pharmacy 
  • Online/Mail Order 
  • Veterinary 
  • Telepharmacy 
  • Nuclear Compounding

“Pharmacists cannot do their jobs without qualified and committed pharmacy technicians. As pharmacists’ roles expand in direct care, we must be confident in technicians’ knowledge and skills.”

—APhA Executive Vice President and CEO Tom Menighan, BSPharm, MBA, ScD (Hon)