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NEW! Sterile Compounding Certification

Monday, February 19, 2018  
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The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB®) launched the Certified Compounded Sterile Preparation Technician™ (CSPT™) certification program last year as a key step in fulfilling their mission to advance medication safety. PTCB-Certified Pharmacy Technicians (CPhTs) now have the opportunity to demonstrate their further commitment to medication safety by meeting the standards of the CSPT™ program.

On January 29, 2018, PTCB offered a press release by Laura Humphrey explaining, "The CSPT™ Program is the first new certification program PTCB has offered since the organization was founded in 1995 with the introduction of its Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) Program." To be eligible to apply, technicians need to be in a PTCB CPhT in good standing, and must have completed either:

  • a PTCB-recognized sterile compounding education/training program and 1 year of continuous full-time compounded sterile preparation work experience;

-OR-

  • 3 years of continuous full-time compounded sterile preparation work experience. 

To learn more about the Certified Compounded Sterile Preparation Technician™ (CSPT™) certification program and to apply, visit ptcb.org/cspt


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