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About PTCB

From the beginning, PTCB was codified by pharmacy organizations who sought a single standard for pharmacy technician credentialing. Our staff, board, and volunteers are actively involved in local and national pharmacy and certification organizations, and we are uniquely qualified to respond to pharmacy's evolving practice with credential programs that support technician careers, engage educators, assist employers and advance patient care. PTCB is committed to collaborating with pharmacy technician education/training programs seeking to position their students for rewarding pharmacy careers that advance medication safety and patient care.

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Become a PTCB-Recognized Education/Training Program

PTCB-Recognized Education/Training Programs are a key component of earning PTCB credentials. These programs can be found in educational institutions and places of employment, and may include community colleges, private colleges, high schools, online platforms, community and hospital pharmacies, and other settings. All credential eligibility requirements start with education and/or work experience.

IMPORTANT NOTE: PTCB requires applicants for the Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) credential to complete a PTCB-Recognized Education/Training Program OR equivalent work experience.

Find out more about how to become a PTCB-Recognized Education/Training Program.

View the PTCB-Recognized Education/Training Program Directory.

PTCB Credentials


Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT)

Certified Compounded Sterile Preparation Technician (CSPT)

Advanced Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT-Adv) - COMING SOON!


Billing and Reimbursement Certificate

Controlled Substances Diversion Prevention Certificate - COMING SOON!

Hazardous Drug Management Certificate

Immunization Certificate - COMING SOON!

Medication History Certificate

Technician Product Verification Certificate

Learn more about PTCB Credentials.

Direct Billing: Pay Technicians' Credential Fees

PTCB offers a simple way for educators to pay fees in bulk for their pharmacy technician students to earn or renew credentials. The process saves educators time, provides important reporting to educators, and offers a valuable benefit to pharmacy technician students.

Find out more about direct billing to pay for credential fees.

PTCB Community

PTCB offers a free social platform for discussion, inspiration, and resources related to pharmacy technicians and their career paths. PTCB Community includes a designated educator group so educators can share a wide variety of content, such as successes and challenges, changing activity and practices in the pharmacy, and what is working or not working. 

Join the PTCB Community.

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