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The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) has launched the PTCB Certified Compounded Sterile Preparation Technician (CSPT) Program. To be eligible to apply, a technician must:
- be a PTCB Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) in good standing, and
- have completed either a PTCB-recognized sterile compounding education/training program and one year of continuous full-time compounded sterile preparation work experience; or three years of continuous full-time compounded sterile preparation work experience.
To earn CSPT Certification, eligible CPhTs are required to pass the CSPT Exam and submit competency attestation documentation from a qualified supervisor. The two-hour, 75-question CSPT Exam covers hazardous and non-hazardous compounded sterile products in the four domains of: medications and components (17%); facilities and equipment (22%); sterile compounding procedures (53%); and handling, packaging, storage, and disposal (8%). The purpose of the Attestation Form is to document the candidate’s completion of required training, and certain skill and competency assessments in such areas as aseptic technique, equipment cleaning, and use of personal protective equipment.