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PTCB Certification Required for Pharmacy Technician Employment by Department of Veterans Affairs
Date:6/4/2010

CB. "We applaud the VA for incorporating PTCB certification into the standards for the over 3,800 pharmacy technicians employed by the system."

VA pharmacy technicians practice across a variety of pharmacy settings. Their work includes inpatient hospital care, outpatient care, serving as pharmacy automation technicians, staffing phone advice lines, and working within the Consolidated Mail Outpatient Pharmacy (CMOP), a service that provides mail order prescriptions to veterans using facilities with highly automated distribution systems at strategic locations throughout the country.

PTCB has certified over 370,000 technicians nationwide and is the only pharmacy technician certification endorsed by the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), and the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP). PTCB's Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination (PTCE) is available year round at over 200 Pearson Professional Centers nationwide.

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 15-year partner, Professional Examination Service (PES) for test developmen
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