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Certified Compounded Sterile Preparation Technician™ (CSPT™)

When to Apply

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 their recertification cycle.

How to Apply

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 11/30/2018 and their last recertification date was 12/1/2016, they may complete CE to submit for reinstatement between 12/1/2016 and 11/30/2019.

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

For more information, please refer to the Candidate Guidebook.

How to Enter Your CE Hours

PTCB offers a streamlined recertification application process to allow faster completion and approval.  
  • To take advantage of the new process, CPhTs must have an NABP e-Profile on file with PTCB.
  • PTCB requires all CPhTs to set up an e-Profile no later than October 2019.

Having an NABP e-Profile allows CPhTs to enter and track their completed continuing education (CE) hours in CPE Monitor, a central database of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). CPhTs who do not yet have an NABP e-Profile must visit NABP’s website and create one. CPhTs should add their PTCB Certification Number to the Credentials section of their NABP e-Profile.

For CPhTs who use CPE Monitor, PTCB’s updated recertification process:

  • Eliminates the need to manually enter CE information that is already entered into CPE Monitor
  • Provides instant approval of their reinstatement/reinstatement application (no need to wait for PTCB review)
  • Reduces potential delays when applying
    PTCB Recertification Process