Are more specialized tech exams in the offing?

March 27, 2006

Just as pharmacists can get board-certified in certain specialties, technicians could show that they are trained to work in certain settings down the line. At present, there is only one Pharmacy Technician Certification Board exam for technicians.

Are more specialized tech exams in the offing?

Just as pharmacists can get board-certified in certain specialties, technicians could show that they are trained to work in certain settings down the line. At present, there is only one Pharmacy Technician Certification Board exam for technicians. But PTCB is now exploring setting up exams for specific settings under the category of "added qualifications." So revealed Melissa Murer Corrigan, executive director and CEO of PTCB, at the APhA annual meeting in San Francisco last week. She added that out of a universe of 371,000 technicians nationwide, 231,745 are now certified.

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