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Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Now Offers Continuous Testing And Immediate Pass/Fail Results
Date:5/4/2009

6,800 Pharmacy Technicians Apply Through On-demand Format in First Month

Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) May 4, 2009 -- The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) announced today that since on-demand testing with immediate pass/fail results was launched on April 1, 2009, 6,800 pharmacy technicians have applied to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE). The new testing format represents an effort by PTCB to offer greater flexibility and convenience in the availability of the PTCE, the highest quality test available for pharmacy technician certification.

"PTCB certification provides the core skills and nationally recognized credentials necessary for pharmacy technicians to deliver optimal pharmacist support and patient care," said Kermit Crawford, Senior Vice President, Pharmacy at Walgreens. "Walgreens was the first to get behind PTCB certification and strongly supports the new continuous testing format because it creates daily access to the highest quality exam offered."

The transition to on-demand, year round exam availability is designed to meet increasing demand from employers, state boards of pharmacy, educators, and pharmacy technicians for greater access to the highest quality exam. PTCB candidate demographics and numbers have expanded steadily over PTCB's 14 years as the industry leader in certifying pharmacy technicians. In 2008, PTCB tested over 50,000 pharmacy technicians and has certified more than 339,000 CPhTs since inception in 1995, through the examination an
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