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Pharmacy Technician Certification Program 

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The PTCB Pharmacy Technician Certification Program is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies. The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) administers a voluntary national certification program for pharmacy technicians. The cornerstone of the program is the Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination, a written exam that samples candidates' knowledge base related to the responsibilities and activities of pharmacy technicians. Kentucky is among the State Boards of Pharmacy that recognize PTCB Certification. The goal of the certification program is to enable pharmacy technicians to work more effectively with pharmacists to offer greater patient care, service and safety. Because of training and national certification, pharmacists can better serve patients and increase their direct patient care activities because they can rely on CPhTs who have a documented mastery of knowledge and skill.

The South Central KY AHEC offers a pharmacy technician training each spring. The evening class meets 2 hours weekly for twelve weeks. The training does not offer university credit, but is designed to help prepare the student to take the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam. Previous experience as a pharmacy technician is helpful, but not required. To be eligible to sit for the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination, the candidate must have a high school diploma or a GED and must not be a felon. Once a pharmacy technician has passed the exam, he or she may use the designation of CPhT. Check the CE Calendar for information regarding the next pharmacy technician training. For additional information regarding the training, contact Joyce Dunagan Email:  


For additional information on becoming a Certified Pharmacy Technician, please visit the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board website.   Pharmacy Technician Certification Board

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