This is a reminder that effective in January 2016, PTCB has changed the recertification schedule for active PTCB Certified Pharmacy Technicians (CPhTs). All CPhTs are affected by the changes. Most active CPhTs have a new certification expiration date, while a small percentage are keeping the same expiration date. All are required to apply for recertification by the first day of their expiration month or they will be charged a late application processing fee of $25.
What You Need To Know
New Window: The new ‘Recertification Window’ opens 60 days (formerly 100 days) before a CPhT’s certification expiration date, but applications are due by the first day of the certification expiration month or a $25 late fee is charged.
New Deadline: Applications must be submitted by the first day of the certification expiration month; this day is the ‘Application Deadline’ (previously the ‘Renew by Date’).
New $25 Late Fee: Applications submitted after the Application Deadline (the first day of the certification expiration month) will incur the $25 late fee.
CPhTs may check their certification expiration dates by logging into their PTCB Account. This information is displayed on their individual account homepage and can also be viewed by printing an official certificate. PTCB sent active CPhTs email messages containing their new certification expiration date, their new Application Deadline, and information on the new recertification deadline schedule.
Read more and view the deadline chart.
Why is PTCB implementing the new recertification deadlines?
PTCB has added nine additional recertification deadlines for a total of 12 recertification deadlines per year. The increased number of recertification deadlines is more consistent with PTCB’s continuous nationwide testing and helps facilitate recertification application submission and processing. The change is designed to help reduce potential disruptions that could affect an individual’s employment or state registration. The new recertification deadlines are intended to improve the customer service experience and enhance the recertification process for CPhTs.
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