pharmacy technician certification
Commonly referred to as: "PTCB Certified"
The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) was established in January 1995 and is governed by five organizations: the American Pharmacists Association; the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists; the Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists; the Michigan Pharmacists Association; and the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy. PTCB is a national certification program that enables pharmacy technicians to work more effectively with pharmacists to offer safe and effective patient care and service. PTCB develops, maintains, promotes and administers a National Commission of Certifying Agencies (NCCA) accredited certification program for pharmacy technicians. The Pharmacy Technician certification Examination (PTCE) was developed by PTCB to determine whether individuals have demonstrated the knowledge necessary to practice as a pharmacy technician.
The Benefits of PTCB Certification
Pharmacy technicians who want to work more effectively with pharmacists to offer better patient care and service take the PTCE to become nationally certified. Benefits of PTCB certification include an increase of job promotion opportunities, recognition within the pharmacy profession, and an increased focus on patient safety. Pharmacists recognize that PTCB Certified technicians demonstrate their qualifications and the knowledge necessary to function as a pharmacy technician through the examination.
The CPhT Credential
Individuals who meet eligibility requirements and pass the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) may use the designation CPhT (Certified Pharmacy Technician).
(From ptcb.org 'Certification Guidelines & Requirements)
Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam Preparation
The program covers all knowledge domain areas in PTCE's Blue Print. Topics include and are not limited to the following: