Pharmacy Tech Topics™

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Why Should Certified Pharmacy Technicians Subscribe to
Pharmacy Tech Topics™?

  • Certified Pharmacy Technicians (C.Ph.T.s) must complete 20 hours of continuing pharmacy education (CPE) every two years to maintain their certified status. A subscription to Pharmacy Tech Topics™ can supply the required CPE with one easy step!
  • Pharmacy Tech Topics™ is a valuable resource for practicing technicians who wish to increase their knowledge base and understanding of pharmaceutical care. Each module will contain approximately 28 pages of written continuing pharmacy education with learning objectives and references, a post-test, and a program evaluation.

Important Information

  1. Pharmacy Tech Topics™ is designed to provide CPhTs with four modules of home-study CPE. Upon successful completion of each module's post-test (70% or better), 2.5 hours of PTCB approved CPE credit will be awarded and reported to CPE Monitor. Modules are published or placed online quarterly in January, April, July and October. Each one-year CPE subscription supplies at least 10 hours of CPE credit.
  2. Each Pharmacy Tech Topics™ one-year CPE subscription will provide, in alternating years, at least one hour of pharmacy law (even years) approved CPE credit, OR one hour of patient safety (odd years) approved CPE credit. Therefore, a two-year subscription fulfills all of the recertification requirements for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).
  3. Subscribers have up to two years from the date of publication for all modules published through 2016 to complete each module for CPE credit. Beginning in 2017 all new modules will be valid for three years from the month of publication. Each module will contain approximately 28 pages of written continuing pharmacy education with learning objectives and references, a post-test, and a program evaluation.
  4. Institutions with more than one technician must purchase a separate CPE subscription for each technician. Pharmacy Tech Topics™ modules are copyright protected and cannot be reproduced in any form.
  5. Pharmacy Tech Topics™ modules, authored by leading pharmacy experts in their field, will address the latest disease management and operational issues.
  6. When ordering current year modules all previously published modules in the current year will be available, with the remainder being placed online or mailed on a quarterly basis as they are published.

Pharmacy Tech Topics™ modules are ACPE accredited for pharmacy technicians.

AccreditationThe Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.