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Position Statements


PTEC endorses national certification of pharmacy technicians and encourages all state boards of pharmacy to require successful completion of a national pharmacy technician certification exam as a minimum requirement for pharmacy technician practice.


PTEC supports ASHP/ACPE and other programmatically accredited pharmacy technician training programs delivered in safe, effective, interactive, and high-quality learning environments; therefore, PTEC endorses the following teacher-to-student ratios to ensure such learning is made possible: 1:24 in didactic/classroom environments; 1:12 in laboratory-based environments; and 1:8 in sterile compounding environments.


PTEC encourages pharmacy technician educators and the students they serve, to maintain membership and active involvement in pharmacy professional organizations that support continuing professional development and positive growth in the profession.

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