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The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)

PTCB grants funding to state pharmacy associations for technician leadership training, creation of new roles, and opioid education

PTCB grants funding to state pharmacy associations for technician leadership training, creation of new roles, and opioid education

WASHINGTON — The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) has awarded grants to the Mississippi Society of Health-System Pharmacists (MSHP), Ohio Pharmacists Association (OPA), Oregon State Pharmacy Association (OSPA), and Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin (PSW) to fund various projects promoting technician advancement, opioid use education, and career ladder development. The MSHP grant will fund a partnership with Baptist

PTCB announces new certificate programs in hazardous drug management and billing and reimbursement

PTCB announces new certificate programs in hazardous drug management and billing and reimbursement

WASHINGTON — The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB), the nation’s leading credentialing organization for pharmacy technicians, has introduced two new Assessment-Based Certificate Programs, one in Hazardous Drug Management and another in Billing and Reimbursement. The new certificates recognize PTCB Certified Pharmacy Technicians (CPhTs) with specialized knowledge and will count toward becoming an Advanced Certified Pharmacy

PTCB adds Al Carter and Scott Knoer to its board of governors

PTCB adds Al Carter and Scott Knoer to its board of governors

WASHINGTON — The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB), the leading certifying organization for pharmacy technicians, welcomes Lemrey “Al” Carter, effective May 14, and Scott Knoer on June 1, as members of the PTCB board of governors. We are excited to welcome Al Carter and Scott Knoer as new members of our board of governors,” said William Schimmel, PTCB executive director

Pharmacy technicians showing courage on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis

Pharmacy technicians showing courage on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis

WASHINGTON – Confronted with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, pharmacy technicians are demonstrating unwavering commitment, strength, and courage as they work alongside pharmacists, physicians, nurses, and emergency response teams across pharmacy settings. The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) has launched #CPhTStrong, a platform for Certified Pharmacy Technicians (CPhTs) to share personal stories of the challenges they face during COVID-19. PTCB

PTCB offers online testing for first time in history due to COVID-19

PTCB offers online testing for first time in history due to COVID-19

WASHINGTON — The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) has  introduced online proctored exam delivery for the first time in the organization’s history as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Online delivery expands access to test taking for credential candidates by allowing them the option to take any PTCB exam from their own computer under the

PTCB to offer online proctored exam delivery during COVID-19 pandemic

PTCB to offer online proctored exam delivery during COVID-19 pandemic

WASHINGTON – The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB), the nation’s leading certifying organization for pharmacy technicians, will soon offer online proctored exam delivery of the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This test delivery option makes testing available for candidates seeking to earn their Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) credential during COVID-19. Online

Study: Certified pharmacy technicians more committed to a career

Study: Certified pharmacy technicians more committed to a career

WASHINGTON — New research shows nationally certified pharmacy technicians are more committed to a pharmacy career and have a greater desire to take on new and expanded responsibilities than noncertified. The study, “Assessing Pharmacy Technician Certification,” published in the June 2019 Journal of the American Pharmacists Association (JAPhA), compared the viewpoints of certified and noncertified

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