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CPhT Connection - August September 2018

by | Sep 28, 2018


TRC Healthcare and PTCB Partner To Expand Technician Access to PTCB’s PTCE®
PTCB and the Therapeutic Research Center (TRC® Healthcare, or TRC®), provider of medication advisory and learning solutions, have announced a collaboration that delivers simplified access to PTCB’s Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam® (PTCE®) for Pharmacy Technicians University (PTU) learners. The new collaboration simplifies exam registration and facilitation of employer-sponsored training. Read more.


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PTCB in the NEWS
New Pharmacy Tech Certification in Sterile Compounding is Taking Off
“Certifying technicians who prepare CSPs with the CSPT Certification helps advance the level of medication safety and strengthens the pharmacy team,” William Schimmel, Executive Director and CEO of PTCB, tells Drug Topics. Read more.

Why Giving Pharmacy Technicians More Duties Is a Good Thing
“Pharmacists must invest in their technicians by training them to their maximum potential, letting them take on additional tasks, and trusting them to do what they are capable of doing,” explains Mark Ey, RPh, a member of PTCB’s Advisory Committee for the Pharmacy Technician Stakeholder Consensus Conference. Read more.

Liza Chapman and Ryan Burke Join PTCB; Lead Partnership Development and Professional Affairs
PTCB welcomed Liza Chapman, PharmD, FAPhA, as Vice President of Partnership Development on August 1, and Ryan Burke, PharmD as Director of Professional Affairs on August 6. “PTCB is growing our Partnership Development team with standout leaders Liza and Ryan to further strengthen our connection to pharmacy employers, educators, stakeholders, and technicians,” said PTCB Executive Director and CEO William Schimmel. Read the full story.

Khunteang Pa is PTCB’s New Certification Operations Director
Khunteang Pa joined PTCB as Senior Director of Certification Operations on September 4. Previously Pa was Director of Credentialing for Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) where she directed management for all international credentialing business lines, including exam development and delivery of nine certification programs and two certificate programs with a reach of more than 200,000 professionals worldwide. Read more.

PTCB Releases 2017 Progress Report: What PTCB accomplished last year
PTCB is trusted and guided by the pharmacy profession, and during 2017, we kept working diligently to provide rigorous programs and high standards. Read about PTCB’s activities and most significant achievements, including the launch of the PTCB Compounded Sterile Preparation Technician™  (CSPT™) Program, during 2017.
View the
2017 Progress Report.


Compounded Sterile Preparation Technician (CSPT™) Certification: Commit to Medication Safety
Are you a PTCB CPhT looking for a way to demonstrate your knowledge and skill in sterile compounding? Do you want to be recognized for your commitment to patient safety in a rewarding new way? Becoming a PTCB Certified Compounded Sterile Preparation Technician (CSPT™) provides you with the opportunity to be recognized for meeting PTCB’s rigorous requirements as a specialized pharmacy technician. Learn more at ptcb.org/cspt.

OptumRx Technician University – Free CEs Coming Soon!
OptumRx Technician University is a new pharmacy technician training program designed to further enhance your knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs). This self-paced virtual training for pharmacy technicians is free. The program includes a series of video modules to expand your understanding of patients’ pharmacy benefits. Learn more.

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