Certification in the Pharmacy field is also known as PTCB certification, which is offered by PTCB, for assessing the qualities and skills of a technician. The assessment is based on dexterity required in carrying out different pharmacy related functions, for serving and providing effective and safe service to the customers and patients in actual pharmacy settings.
The basic feature of Certification includes, 125 multi choice scoring and 15 non scoring questions. The time allowed for answering all scoring and non scoring questions is 3 hours. Non scoring questions are helpful during future quality test and exams.
The training programs for the Certification test can be availed from different community colleges, schools and trade schools. Even online programs are available for the Certification. The duration of the course is less than a year.
If a Technician is facing financial difficulties and is not able to attend these training programs, he/she can approach numerous state and federal’s free financial aid programs, private and corporate grants, and institutional scholarships. Even tuition fee reimbursement offers are also offered to technicians appearing for training programs or continuing education.
The Certification offers numerous advantages to a technician and that include:
- Better job opportunities
- Lucrative Salaries
- Further Career advancement
- Wider knowledge of medications
There are different community colleges, schools and online programs, which offers courses for Certification. The training programs have very short duration and can be completed in less than a year. To maintain Certification and for re-certification, 20 credit hours continue education and training is required. The continuing education includes, 10 hours of college education and 10 hours of externship, which a Pharmacy Technician must complete under the direct supervision of a Pharmacist before his/her certification expires.
The Certification allows better job prospects, career growth and higher salaries to a technician. Therefore, opting for a Certification can avail you numerous further opportunities for career enhancements. PTCB Certification is also valid in all states of America and offers you a job better opportunity, if you move to another state from one state.