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For more information, please refer to the Candidate Guidebook.

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PLEASE NOTE: In 2016, PTCB implemented changes to the recertification process and deadlines.

When To Apply

CPhTs can apply for recertification 60 days prior to their certification expiration date. Applications must be submitted by the Application Deadline. The Application Deadline is the first day of a CPhT’s certification expiration month. PTCB will accept recertification applications up until the certification expiration date however, any recertification application received after the Application Deadline will be assessed a $25 late application fee, in addition to the required $40 recertification application fee. Read more about the new recertification deadlines.

How To Apply

CPhTs apply online from within their PTCB Account. The fee to recertify is $40. A paper application is only available to those with a disability or hardship that precludes using the online application. Requests to use the paper application must be submitted in writing to PTCB, and include appropriate documentation of the disability or hardship. 

All applications are reviewed by PTCB in the order in which they are received and are typically processed within 10 business days. Once an application is approved, the verification database will be updated and a certificate will be made available for download and print.

CPhTs should carefully review the criteria for acceptable CEs. PTCB will randomly select CPhTs for an audit of their continuing education (CE). CPhTs are encouraged to contact PTCB if there is a question about the acceptability of a course or program. Applications that contain errors (e.g., inappropriate CEs, lack adequate CE information, incorrect payment amount) will be returned for correction. CPhTs have 30 days, or until the expiration date (whichever is longer), to submit corrections and the $10 reprocessing fee to PTCB.

Failure To Recertify

CPhTs who fail to recertify by midnight Eastern Standard Time on the certification expiration date are no longer considered certified by PTCB and must immediately cease using the designation "CPhT" or "Certified Pharmacy Technician". A pharmacy technician whose certification has expired may apply for reinstatement within one year. 

Official Certificates

Once a CPhT has renewed their certification, an updated certificate can be accessed by logging into their PTCB Account and clicking 'Print Certificate' under 'Certification Management'. Official Certificates and wallet-sized cards are available, free of charge, within a CPhT’s PTCB Account. CPhTs may also order an official certificate and wallet-sized card printed on fine paper by logging into their PTCB Accounts. The current cost for a fine paper certificate with wallet-sized card is $15. For a list of current fees, please refer to the Current Fees page.

Only Active CPhTs can order a certificate and wallet-sized card printed on fine paper. Please log into your account, click ‘Certificates’ on the top menu, Search, followed by Certificate Reprint and proceed with the ordering process. Certificates typically arrive within 4 to 6 weeks.