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PTCB’s National Certification Program Receives NCCA Accreditation Renewal

by Margo Fuerst | Feb 09, 2012

Setting the standard for excellence in certification

WASHINGTON, DC - The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) is pleased to announce that the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) has granted re-accreditation to PTCB’s national pharmacy technician certification program for a five-year period. Renewal of accreditation was granted to PTCB for demonstrating compliance with the NCCA Standards for the Accreditation of Certification Programs. 

“NCCA accreditation represents an independent, third-party audit by certification experts,” said Megan Sheahan, PTCB Director of Professional Affairs. “It demonstrates PTCB’s commitment to the highest standards of practice in the certification industry.”

Founded in 1995, PTCB is a professional certification organization acting in the public interest by establishing examination requirements for the certification of pharmacy technicians to enable the support of pharmacists to advance patient safety. Pharmacy technicians assist pharmacists in dispensing medications and are accountable to the supervising pharmacist who is legally responsible through state licensure for the safety of patients served by the pharmacy. To date, over 440,000 individuals have passed the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam and earned the Certified Pharmacy Technician credential.

In addition to PTCB, over 250 programs have received NCCA accreditation. These programs certify individuals in a wide range of professions and occupations including nurses, financial professionals, respiratory therapists, counselors, emergency technicians, crane operators, and more.

To learn more about the PTCB national certification program, please visit www.ptcb.org. To learn more about NCCA accreditation standards, please visit www.credentialingexcellence.org/NCCAAccreditation.