PTCB Finalizes Acquisition of PTEC
December 15, 2022
WASHINGTON, DC – The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB), the nation’s first and only nonprofit association for pharmacy technician credentialing, has acquired the Pharmacy Technician Educators Council (PTEC). PTEC membership voted to combine resources, expertise, and infrastructure to empower technician educators with enhanced resources and professional development opportunities and strengthen the future of the pharmacy technician workforce.
Technician educators work in a variety of settings. In its 2022 Workforce Survey of nearly 20,000 technicians from around the country, PTCB found that nearly 65 percent of respondents received formal or informal training through their employers (independent and chain community pharmacies, hospital pharmacies, etc.), and almost 29 percent participated in training programs at a secondary institution (high school, community college, private school). As part of the onboarding, PTCB will connect to its vast network of PTCB-Recognized Education/Training Programs (which serve as the prerequisite for its credentials) that include professionals in all of these settings.