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PTCB Collaborates with APhA to develop immunization credential program

PTCB Collaborates with APhA to develop immunization credential program

WASHINGTON – The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) announced a collaboration with the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) to provide pharmacy technician credentialing in immunization delivery to those completing the APhA/Washington State University Pharmacy-Based Immunization Administration by Pharmacy Technicians program. The training program will serve as a stepping stone for PTCB Certified Pharmacy Technicians (CPhTs) to

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

PTCB plans update of pharm tech exam, training

PTCB plans update of pharm tech exam, training

WASHINGTON – The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) announced two significant changes to its Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) Program that will take effect on Jan. 1, 2020. The first is an updated Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) content outline, focusing the scope of the exam on core knowledge relevant across practice settings. The second is