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CPhT-Advanced
CPhT-Advanced

Marsha Sneller
Lead Certified Pharmacy Technician
Hello all of my fellow CPhT's! I hope everyone is doing great! I hope you have had luck with getting all of your certification badges! I am currently working on the Medication History Certification and my test is scheduled for next month. My current active badges: Billing and Reimbursement Cert Technician Product Verification Cert I have looked at ALL of the comments/posts/discussions pertaining to the Med Hx Certification in this community and I have a pretty good understanding of what to study for, however, does anyone have any good interview technique comments/questions on RPh vs. CPhT? There are some questions... (More)
Jennifer Ault
Senior certified pharmacy tech
Do you think pay will increase with getting advanced tech?
Christopher S. Moore
Oncology & Inpatient - BS, AS, AA, CPhT-Adv, CSPT, NREMT-R

The medical field (pharmacy) is an ever-changing environment. While some places recognize the certification, others do not. I believe these new credentials and designations are a good step in our profession, even if we can not see or experience the benefits of it immediately. As time passes, and our field becomes larger and more populated, these boons to knowledge and skill sets will help distinguish us (technicians), expand ourselves into larger roles and, hopefully, larger pay. Having increased educational requirements and additional filters into even becoming a basic licensed pharmacy technician would be key to advancing the pay-scale value of... (More)

I am seeking it out for my own personal growth, but it also shows my willingness to invest in my career as well.  With an independent pharmacy, my pharmacist has encouraged it, so it may turn into a higher pay rate, but ultimately, it’s so I can better serve patients and the pharmacy I work for.