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The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) has announced two significant changes to its Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) Program that will take effect on January 1, 2020. The changes include a new Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) content outline and an updated education and training requirement. Both changes are supported by PTCB’s most recent job analysis of pharmacy technicians conducted in 2016.
The new PTCE content outline focuses the scope of the exam on core knowledge relevant across practice settings. The updated education and training requirement includes the completion of a PTCB-recognized education/training program or equivalent work experience. PTCB will implement an attestation process to identify PTCB-recognized programs and verify that recognized programs comply with PTCB standards and requirements.