Standards for Accreditation
The ASHP and the ACPE are currently taking the lead in setting standards for the accreditation of technician training programs. The latest updates on standards can be found at https://bit.ly/33NZb3j.
ASHP/ACPE Training Programs
ASHP/ACPE accredited training programs are available in a variety of formats, including traditional in-person courses, online distance learning, and on-the-job courses. A directory of current accredited programs is at https://bit.ly/2P8sqLd.
The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board, PTCB, is the most visible pharmacy technician certification organization and the PTCB Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) program the most widely recognized certification. Current requirements for the CPhT and the upcoming Advanced CPhT (CPhT-Adv) program are at PTCB.org.