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National Pharmacy Technician Training Program Approved in DE
Delaware Board of Pharmacy APPROVES The National Pharmacy Technician Training Program
At their March 17, 2010 meeting, the
Delaware Board of Pharmacy (Board) accepted a motion to formally approve
the Institute for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians’ (ICPT)
National Pharmacy Technician Training Program (“Training Program”).
The Delaware requirements for technicians include a training program administered by the pharmacy manager.
The Training Program, now in its 7th
edition, addresses comments from pharmacists, technicians, employers
and schools who asked for more information on pharmacology, disease
states, medical terminology, sterile and nonsterile compounding. The
new program also introduces three levels of training. The first level of
training introduces basic concepts such as those that would be
addressed during on-boarding of a technician. The second level of
information is designed to prepare a technician for national
certification. The third level of information covers material that
helps technicians further their career beyond that of national
The new The National Pharmacy Technician Training Program-7th Edition is available at www.nationaltechexam.org. The manual retails for $60 but is available for an introductory offer of $52 plus shipping and handling.
The ExCPT is being offered in all 50
states and the District of Columbia and is available to pharmacy
technicians from all practice settings. Candidates may register by
calling LaserGrade at 1-800-211-2753. Exams can be taken within one or
two days of registration and results are available immediately upon
completion of the exam. The Exam fee is $105.
The Institute for the Certification of
Pharmacy Technicians (ICPT), now a part of NHA an ATI Company,
publishes a pharmacy technician training manual and sponsors the Exam
for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT). ICPT’s mission
is to help ensure that pharmacy technicians who assist pharmacists in
the preparation of prescriptions possess a minimum knowledge base or
competency. The National Community Pharmacists Association and the
National Association of Chain Drug Stores support the training program
and recognize the ExCPT as a psychometrically sound pharmacy technician
Address: Institute for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ICPT)
2536 S Old Hwy 94, Suite 224
St. Charles, MO 63303
Office hours: 9am-5pm CST.
Web site: www.nationaltechexam.org
Office Phone: (866) 391-9188
Fax: (866) 203-9213