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25 Apr, 2017, 09:20 ET Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Honors Diane Halvorson, PTCB CPhT Of The Year, At Special Event

The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) honored 2016 PTCB Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) of the Year Diane Halvorson, RPhTech,...


08 Mar, 2017, 13:48 ET National Conference Of Pharmacy Stakeholders Seeks Consensus On Pharmacy Technician Qualifications

Pharmacy and pharmacy technician leaders from multiple practice sectors gathered in Irving, Texas, February 14-16, to explore consensus on...


23 Jan, 2017, 11:12 ET Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Suspends Implementation Of Accredited Education Requirement Originally Planned For 2020

The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) has decided to suspend the implementation of the planned 2020 accredited education requirement...


13 Oct, 2016, 14:32 ET Survey Shows Three-Quarters Of Americans Would Seek Out A Pharmacy Where Pharmacy Technicians Are Certified

The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) has released the findings of a 2016 public perception survey, revealing that 85% of the...


11 Oct, 2016, 14:34 ET Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Names Diane Halvorson 2016 PTCB Certified Pharmacy Technician of the Year

The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) has named Diane Halvorson, RPhTech, CPhT, of Fargo, North Dakota, the 2016 PTCB Certified...


29 Sep, 2016, 14:57 ET Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Releases New Practice Exam and Calculations Practice App

 The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) has released two new Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination (PTCE) practice tools:...


28 Jan, 2016, 13:36 ET Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Names Miriam A. Mobley Smith, PharmD, as Director of Strategic Alliances

 The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) is pleased to announce that Miriam Mobley Smith, PharmD, FASHP, will join the...


29 Oct, 2015, 13:48 ET Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Hosts Special 20th Anniversary Celebration; Releases Film

 The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) hosted a special 20th anniversary reception on October 27 to celebrate two decades of...


16 Oct, 2015, 14:09 ET Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Names Hortense Jones The 2015 PTCB Certified Pharmacy Technician Of The Year

 The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) has named Hortense Jones, CPhT, of Durham, NC, the 2015 PTCB Certified Pharmacy Technician...


05 Oct, 2015, 16:42 ET Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Becomes Observer Organization At The International Pharmaceutical Federation

The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) is pleased to announce that effective yesterday, PTCB became an official observer organization...


02 Feb, 2015, 16:24 ET Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Celebrates Twentieth Anniversary

Saturday, January 31 marked the twentieth anniversary of the founding of the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB). PTCB's nationally...


28 Oct, 2014, 13:22 ET Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Names Hannah Peabody The 2014 Certified Pharmacy Technician Of The Year

The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) has announced that Hannah Peabody, CPhT, of East Syracuse, NY, has been selected as the 2014...


06 Oct, 2014, 15:45 ET Pharmacy Technician Certification Board To Implement Changes In Continuing Education Requirements In 2015

Beginning in 2015, the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) will implement two changes in recertification requirements for...


26 Jun, 2014, 12:44 ET Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Is Awarded Contract By Texas State Board Of Pharmacy For Provision Of Certification Services

The Texas State Board of Pharmacy (TSBP) has awarded the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) a contract designating PTCB as...


01 Nov, 2013, 10:46 ET Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Updates Its Certification Exam

Today the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) introduces its updated Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE). The updated exam...


22 Oct, 2013, 17:29 ET Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Names Linda Henson and Rico Powell as 2013 PTCB CPhT of the Year Finalists

The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board has announced that Linda Henson, CPhT, and Rico Powell, CPhT, have been selected as finalists for the...


22 Oct, 2013, 16:11 ET Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Names Master Sergeant Jessica Hughes the 2013 PTCB CPhT of the Year

 The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board has announced that Master Sergeant Jessica Hughes, US Air Force, CPhT, has been selected as the...


02 Oct, 2013, 14:37 ET Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Grants More Than Half A Million Certifications

The total number of certifications granted by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) recently eclipsed half a million, totaling...


29 Aug, 2013, 10:18 ET Pharmacy Technician Certification Board To Introduce Updated Certification Exam On November 1

The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) will introduce its updated Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) on November 1. The...


03 Jun, 2013, 16:09 ET Pharmacy Technicians Can Be Leaders In Pharmacy Crime Preparedness

  Pharmacy technicians work alongside pharmacists every day, and are often the team members who interact first with patients and...


27 Feb, 2013, 17:15 ET Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Announces Certification Program Changes

The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) announces future changes to the PTCB Certification Program. The new changes will advance...


30 Nov, 2012, 15:00 ET PTCB Announces Advanced Certification Program

For pharmacy technicians dedicated to patient care PTCB Executive Director & CEO Everett B. McAllister, RPh, MPA, together with the...


17 Jul, 2012, 09:00 ET PTCB Announces New Educator Program

Working with educators to prepare a qualified pharmacy technician workforce The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) is pleased to...


06 Jun, 2012, 09:19 ET PTCB Announces Updated Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam Blueprint

 The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) today announced the update of the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) Blueprint,...


17 May, 2012, 13:00 ET Rural Health-Systems Benefit From Remote Pharmacy Technician Supervision

Leveraging technology to improve medication safety and access to patient care Telepharmacy is helping pharmacies extend services to...