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Can someone tell me about the Advanced Certification? Are there many benefits to requiring it?

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Christopher S. Moore
Oncology & Inpatient - BS, AS, AA, CPhT-Adv, CSPT, NREMT-R

The CPhT-Adv (advanced certification) is the next step up in the pharmacy technician profession in that it credentials a technician based upon a certain amount of experience and additional certification testing.  While the actual benefits to such a designation are not yet clear as it is still in its beginning stage, eventually, the role and potential boons to such a certification are bound to enhance the profession over all with additional job opportunities and responsibilities as more states, employers, and unions recognize them.  Generally speaking, a greater amount of required education will lead to increased benefits and wages.  More information can be found about it here: