Renewal of certification is required every two years. A total of twenty hours of continuing education in pharmacy-related topics must be earned within the two-year certification period, on or before your expiration date. At least one hour shall be in the area of pharmacy law. Also, a maximum of ten hours may be carried out in the practice sites (in-service projects) under the supervision of the pharmacist(s) for whom the certified pharmacy technician works. Programs relating to functions outside the scope of practice for pharmacy technicians are not acceptable.
For additional information regarding PTCB certification visit the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board website at www.ptcb.org.