Pharmacy technicians who do not recertify before their expiration date may apply for reinstatement within one year. Pharmacy technicians who successfully reinstate are again considered "Certified Pharmacy Technicians" and may resume using the "CPhT" designation. Reinstated CPhTs are granted an active certification for the balance of the recertification cycle.
Former CPhTs who wish to reinstate can apply online from within their PTCB Account. The fee to reinstate is $80. Reinstatement applications are processed in the same manner as with recertification. In addition to completing the continuing education (CE) required for recertification, reinstatement candidates must complete one additional CE hour in the subject of pharmacy law.
Candidates for reinstatement may complete CE on any date after their last recertification date and up to 1 (one) year after their expiration date. For example, if a candidate's certification expired on 11/30/2016 and their last recertification date was 12/1/2014, they may complete CE to submit for reinstatement between 12/1/2014 and 11/30/2017.
Failure to Reinstate
Former CPhTs who do not reinstate must retake and pass the PTCE in order to regain certification. No special permission is required to retest unless a former CPhT has reached the retake limit.