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Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Announces Milestone: 300,000 Certified Pharmacy Technicians (CPhT)
Date:5/22/2008

ed," said Melissa Murer Corrigan, RPh, Executive Director and CEO of PTCB. "With more than 300,000 trained and tested PTCB certified pharmacy technicians and new regulations for pharmacy technicians in states such as Florida, significant progress is being made to meet this expectation."

"Pharmacists need the support of their techs, and the confidence that the technicians are trained and tested. Walgreens was the first to get behind certification, and close to 65% of our techs are PTCB certified, said Mark Wagner, Executive Vice President of Store Operations at Walgreens. "The 300,000 milestone is important as qualified pharmacy technicians are essential to a pharmacy's smooth operations."

About the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)

PTCB was established in January 1995 and is governed by five pharmacy organizations -- the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), the Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists (ICHP), the Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) and the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP). The goal of the PTCB national certification program is to enable pharmacy technicians to work more effectively with pharmacists to offer safe and effective patient care and service. PTCB contracts with Pearson VUE, the industry's technology leader, as its computer-based testing vendor. PTCB draws upon the experience and expertise of its 13-year partner, Professional Examination Service (PES) for test development.

About Pearson VUE

Pearson VUE (http://www.pearsonvue.com) is the global leader in electronic testing for regulatory and certification boards, providing a full suite of services from test development to test delivery to data management. Pearson VUE offers exams through the world's largest network of test centers in 162 countries, providing testing services for information technology, aca
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