Keeping your certification current is good for your patients and your career. Your Pharmacy Technician certification is more important than ever. Certification is preferred--and sometimes even required by--states and employers. Your certification demonstrates your commitment to your chosen profession and the safety of your patients. Maintain your certification status as well as your competitive edge by recertifying.
The purpose of recertification is to promote high standards of practice for pharmacy technicians, and to encourage their participation in continuing education to promote safe and effective patient care. Recertification also provides a means for recognizing pharmacy technicians who continue to demonstrate their qualifications by complying with continuing education requirements and adhering to high professional standards.
Because of the rapid changes in health care, new drug treatments, and technology, pharmacy technicians must keep up to date. Therefore, the Certification Governing Committee has determined that certification must be renewed every two years. During the two-year period prior to recertification, certified pharmacy technicians must participate in at least 20 hours of continuing education (CE), including at least one hour of pharmacy law. Additional CE credits earned cannot be carried over to the next recertification period.
Certified technicians may recertify up to 90 days after expiration of their certification, but are not allowed to include CE credit earned during this grace period. After this 90-day grace period, technicians will lose their certification status. Certified technicians who fail to recertify on time may be able to have their certification reinstated within 12 months of their expiration date.
Please fill out our recertification form and send it back to us before paying. Click here for the recertification form.