(ExCPT) Pharmacy Technician Certification > ExCPT Reinstatement
Keeping your certification current is good for your patient and your career.
Your ExCPT certification is more important than ever. Certification is preferred - and sometimes even required - by employers and some states. And certified individuals often enjoy more job opportunities, a higher pay scale and job security.
To maintain your competitive edge, reinstate your ExCPT certification. Remember: Once your certification is expired, you can no longer use the credentials CPhT behind your name or represent yourself to employers as a Certified Pharmacy Technician. So stay current - it's good for your patients and your career.
Pharmacy technician certification must be renewed every two years. If you have not recertified within the 90-day grace period following the expiration date on your certificate, you are no longer certified. You may, however, be eligible to have your recertification status reinstated if you do so within 12 months of the expiration date.
To reinstate your certification status:
ExCPT-Reinstatement 11161 Overbrook Rd. Leawood, KS 66211 Fax to: (913) 661-6214 Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Complete at least 20 hours of continuing education (CE), including at least one hour of pharmacy law. (See details in the Pharmacy Technician CE section.
- Add external CE credits.
- Apply CE credits and pay $80.00 online.
- or complete the reinstatement form and mail or fax to:
Reinstatement is not available in the following circumstances:
- Certification has expired for more than 12 months
- Certification has been revoked
- A board of pharmacy has revoked registration or licensure
If recertification has lapsed more than 12 months, you must retake the ExCPT certification exam.