The Pharmacy Technician Training Board (PTCB) has extended the deadline to submit applications for recertification. Applicants now have until Midnight (Eastern Standard Time) on December 3rd, 2013 to get their applications submitted. Get more information on the PTCB’s website at ptcb.org.
Talk to the guidance counselor/career coordinator at your school to find out which applicable courses and programs are available.
It’s a running joke that doctors have sloppy handwriting. Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians are among those professionals who have adapted to physician penmanship. However there are times when handwritten ‘scripts’ are just too puzzling for pharmacy staff to decipher. (For fun, check out Pharmacy Times’ “Can You Read These Rxs?” to get a taste!) Eye-Opening [...]
Last month, the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) named Linda Henson one of its CPhT of the Year finalists! “PTCB’s CPhT of the Year© Program honors and recognizes individual achievement in patient care, leadership, service, and mentorship as a way to encourage excellence and innovation among pharmacy technicians,” states PTCB’s press release (October 22, 2013). Linda is [...]
Tomorrow, October 22nd, 2013, is National Pharmacy Technician Day. The annual event is endorsed by the American Association of Pharmacy Technicians (AAPT) and the Pharmacy Technician Educators Council (PTEC). This year’s theme is “Pharmacy Technicians: Trusted, Trained and Educated”. This is the 23rd year Pharmacy Technicians are honored with their own national day. The first [...]
Often to be admitted into a Pharmacy Technician Program you must fulfill certain prerequisite courses (or demonstrate that you have applicable knowledge and skills in these areas). Depending on the college, such courses may be from high school and/or college. However, prior healthcare experience or training may waive some or all of these prerequisites. Examples [...]
If you read the latest News Alert we posted on PharmacyTechSchools.com, you know that the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) recently announced that they have certified more than 500,000 pharmacy technicians! According to their October 2nd press release, 503,620 individuals have passed the PTCB’s Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) as of June 30, 2013! This [...]
The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) announced in an October 2 news release that as of June 30, 2013, they have certified over half a million pharmacy technicians. “Passing the half-million mark is an exciting milestone in the growth of PTCB’s nationwide certification program,” said PTCB Executive Director and CEO Everett B. McAllister, MPA, RPh. [...]
The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) has updated its certification exam (called the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam or PTCE), which is delivered at test centers nationwide. The revised PTCE will become effective November 1st, however, those who apply to write the exam prior to this date will write the current PTCE. How Were the PTCB [...]
More and more pharmacies (including retail chain, independent and online) are dispensing pet medications. Traditionally, this niche was filled primarily by veterinarians, but now a growing number of pet owners are choosing to fill their animal companion’s prescriptions at the same pharmacy where they get their own personal medications or from online retailers. Price savings [...]