CEs for technicians draw differing opinions

February 6, 2006

Opinions are divided on whether technicians should take the same CEs as pharmacists do or participate in programs of their own. An Instant Poll posted in January on Drug Topics' Web site found that respondents were almost deadlocked. Of the 618 votes that were cast, 44% said different CE programs should be set up for the two professionals; 45% said separate programs should be developed for technicians, but they should also be allowed to take CEs for pharmacists; 9% said technicians should be able to take the same CE programs as pharmacists do; and 2% said they didn't care one way or the other.