PTCB To Change Continuing Education Requirements in 2015
September 18, 2014
Beginning in 2015, PTCB will implement two changes in recertification requirements. First, PTCB will require CPhTs to submit 20 hours of pharmacy technician-specific (‘T-specific’) continuing education (CE) to qualify for recertification. In addition, PTCB will reduce the number of allowable CE hours earned through in-service training from 10 to 5. The new requirements are part of the program changes
announced by PTCB in early 2013 to advance pharmacy technician qualifications by elevating PTCB’s standards for certification and recertification. The revised CE requirements are meant to ensure that CPhTs are continually educated through programs that are specific to the demands placed on CPhTs in today’s pharmacy settings.
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