Pay Your Technicians' Fees

Enroll in Direct Billing To Save Time and Money

Direct billing is a simple way for employers and educators to pay for your pharmacy technician employees or students to earn or renew PTCB credentials.

Save time and money.

Direct billing saves educators and employers time and offers a valuable benefit to your pharmacy technician employees or students.

 

No more reimbursements.

Avoid the hassle of cumbersome reimbursement paperwork by taking advantage of PTCB’s online process for identifying eligible candidates, and submit payment in bulk. 

Everything is online.

Access PTCB’s secure portal to manage your pharmacy technician candidates, add and withdraw eligibility, and create your own confidential reporting so you can view and track pass/fail exam results of your eligible test-takers.

There’s no fee to enroll.

Direct billing is free for participating organizations. The only cost you incur is for exam or recertification fees of eligible candidates.

For information and to enroll, please submit a Help Center request and a PTCB representative will reach out within two business days.

 

SPECIAL OFFER
For employers who pay their technicians’ Compounded Sterile Preparation Technician® (CSPT®) Certification Exam fees, PTCB waives the $50 CSPT application fee for every sponsored technician. To request this offer, send us an email at csptinfo@ptcb.org.

How Direct Billing Works

Those who enroll in direct billing enjoy a streamlined process for identifying eligible candidates for certification, recertification, and/or certificate programs using one of the following four easy methods. PTCB can work with you to determine which method is best for you.

  1. Pre-approval: An organization uploads a list of eligible candidates’ employee or student IDs. (This upload of eligible IDs will have to be done each recertification period should the organization choose to pay for certification renewal.) The pre-approval method is ideal for organizations that have a predetermined list of eligible candidates’ employee or student IDs.
  2. Vouchers: An organization creates and distributes vouchers to eligible candidates. (Vouchers will have to be created for each recertification period should the organization choose to pay for certification renewal.)
  3. IP Address Identification: An organization provides a list of IP addresses used by the organization. When a candidate applies from a computer with that IP address, the candidate is recognized by the PTCB system. This option is ideal for organizations whose candidates are applying from a particular computer or  network. (No action is needed for each recertification period should the organization choose to pay for certification renewal.) 
  4. Token: This method involves information technology development and is best for organizations that want to integrate their human resources or training network to an automatic application process that does not require approval of individual candidates.

Direct Billing Payment Process

Enrolled organizations receive monthly invoices by email for candidates who took the credential exam and for CPhTs who completed recertification during the previous month. There is no payment due at the time a candidate submits their application. 

Direct billing saves you time and money.

  • No withdrawal fees as long as candidates withdraw on time
  • No expiration costs
  • No advance payments

 

  # of Candidates Standard Fees Direct Billing Fees Savings to Organizations Who Direct Bill
Withdrawal fees
($25 per application withdrawal*)

10

100

250

$250

$2,500

$6,250

$0 – waived

$0 – waived

$0 – waived

$250

$2,500

$6,250

Expiration fees
($129 per candidate**)

10

100

250

$1,290

$12,900

$32,250

$0 – waived

$0 – waived

$0 – waived

$1,290

$12,900

$32,250

*Organizations enrolled in direct billing may withdraw candidates up to 24 hours prior to testing appointments at no cost.
** A candidate’s application expires when the candidate does not test within their 90-day ‘Authorization to Schedule’ period.
Please note that candidates must follow PTCB's cancellation policy or the organization responsible for payment will incur charges for candidates with a 'no-show' status.

 

View the Direct Billing Terms of Use Agreement.

For information and to enroll, please submit a Help Center request and a PTCB representative will reach out within two business days.