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PTCB Launches Certificate Programs in Technician Product Verification and Medication History

Tuesday, October 15, 2019   (0 Comments)
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WASHINGTON, DC -- As pharmacy technicians assume more expanded roles in pharmacy, the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB), the nation’s leading credentialing body for pharmacy technicians, launches advanced Assessment-Based Certificate Programs in two specialty areas: Technician Product Verification (TPV) and Medication History. The programs recognize advanced knowledge in specific pharmacy roles and are part of PTCB’s expansion of credential offerings with plans to release three more certificate programs, and an Advanced Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT-Adv) credential, by late 2020.

“We received stakeholder input from the pharmacy community that motivated us to develop specialized and advanced credentials to allow Certified Pharmacy Technicians to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in certain areas of practice,” said William Schimmel, PTCB Executive Director and CEO. “Qualified pharmacy technicians play a critical role in medication safety in every aspect of pharmacy care across all practice settings. Recognizing them for their advanced responsibilities rewards their dedication to patient care, improves efficiency, and reinforces safe medication practices.”


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