Career Resource Guide
The Career Resource Guide
is a convenient brochure designed to help Certified Pharmacy Technicians (CPhT) navigate their career path and gain employment in the pharmacy profession.
State Registration In addition to maintaining their national PTCB certification, CPhTs are subject to state regulations and requirements.
The Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE) Monitor
is a national, collaborative effort by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) to provide an electronic system for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to track completed Continuing Education (CE) credits. To prepare for the new process, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians are encouraged to setup their NABP e-Profile ID now
The CPhT Connection
, the official PTCB newsletter, is emailed monthly to all PTCB CPhTs.
The newsletter contains important PTCB updates and pharmacy news, as well as valuable resources for pharmacy technicians.
Each month, PTCB highlights one select CPhT whose dedication to patient care and innovation within the pharmacy profession makes them an example for others. If you or someone you know exemplifies these characteristics, please contact PTCB
for information on being featured as a future CPhT Spotlight
Have a question about the recertification process or how to reset your MyPTCB password? Check out PTCB’s FAQ page
for answers to all your certification-related questions in one convenient location.
The PTCB Account
, an online certification management system, allows PTCB CPhTs to record CE hours, update contact information, and renew certification online.
Social Media Networking
Social media has become an increasingly important way for PTCB to engage with CPhTs and advocates of patient safety. Right now, more than 82,000 pharmacy technicians are connected through PTCB’s social media pages on Facebook
, and LinkedIn
. Within this community, individuals network to find employment opportunities, discuss the value of certification, and share challenges and successes within the workplace.
Let Your Connections Know You Are PTCB Certified
Did you know that you can add your PTCB Certification to your LinkedIn profile? It's easy, free, and a great way to let your connections know about your status as an active PTCB CPhT. And if you're considering a career move and want to be seen by more potential employers, LinkedIn reports that people who display certifications receive more profile views. Take a minute and add your PTCB Certification to your profile
Professional Pharmacy Organizations
Professional pharmacy associations, such as the American Association of Pharmacy Technicians, the National Pharmacy Technician Association, as well as state pharmacy associations and societies, offer membership options exclusively for pharmacy technicians and often at a discounted rate. Members can take advantage of networking events, CE opportunities, and employment resources.