PTCB has announced that certified pharmacy technicians (CPhTs) eligible to recertify are now required to complete one hour of continuing education (CE) in patient safety, in addition to the already required hour of law CE, as part of 20 hours of CE needed for recertification. The new requirement is one of the planned Certification Program changes PTCB announced early last year to advance CPhT qualifications.
PTCB has adopted the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) definition of patient safety described in the ACPE Policy and Procedures Manual. While PTCB-acceptable patient safety CE courses must be based on ACPEâ€™s patient safety (topic 05) definition, PTCB will not require CE hours to be earned only from ACPE-accredited providers. All CPhTs applying to renew certification must fulfill the new patient safety CE requirement. Read the full story.