PTCB Completes Beta Exam for the Sterile Compounding Certification Program – APhA submits compounding comments to FDA.

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PTCB Completes Beta Exam for the Sterile Compounding Certification Program – APhA submits compounding comments to FDA. – (866) 348-2889

The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) has successfully completed the PTCB Certified Compounded Sterile Preparation Technician (CSPT) Program beta exam. The beta exam is a critical step in developing an exam for CSPT candidates that is psychometrically sound and meets industry standards for validity. The PTCB CSPT Exam Development Committee, which is comprised of pharmacists and PTCB-Certified Pharmacy Technicians (CPhTs), was responsible for the development of two 90-question forms for the CSPT beta exam. Internal and external consultants conducted a three-part analysis of the CSPT beta exam, which included item analysis, end of exam survey analysis, and time analysis.

“PTCB’s standards are rigorous, and we are confident that those PTCB CPhTs who earn the CSPT™ will stand out as highly qualified to meet today’s expectations in sterile compounding safety,” said PTCB Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer Everett B. McAllister, RPh, MPA, in a news release. The CSPT certification program will launch in December 2017.

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