I will probably go ahead and take this test. I have already done the APhA course for work so that I can help with Covid immunizations.
Brian Murray 456 CPhT-Adv
retail technician since 2003
PTCB credentials: Medication History, Technician Product Verification, Hazardous Drug Management, Billing and Reimbursement, Controlled Substances Diversion Prevention
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My employer was contacted to verify dates of employment for one of the credentials. Fortunately, they went through our administrative office, so they didn't speak to anyone in the pharmacy as far as I know.
I know my boss would... (More)
I think if your certification has been expired that long, you will have to retake to PTCE to get certified.
I did the ASHP class, so not sure how they compare, but I thought the course material pretty much covered what was in the exam. A lot of this exam seemed like common sense things to me. I haven't gotten... (More)
I took the test on July 24 and got the results on November 18. I passed!
I work for a grocery store chain. I spent about 10 years working in management and various other positions before getting burned out and looking for a change. I talked to the pharmacist at the time and she suggested that... (More)
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I feel like this could go either way. I do think the technician bears some responsibility. We are responsible for knowing the laws. If there is ever anything that appears abnormal to me, I always refer to my pharmacist for... (More)
I have already completed the TPV and medication history credentials. We are currently not allowed to perform verification tasks, but I am just working toward the advanced certification for when/if these opportunities become available. I am taking the billing and... (More)
Technically, the advanced certification is not available yet. PTCB introduced new credentials last year-- one for technician verification and one for medication history. They plan to introduce more credentials in the next couple of years. If you have passed the... (More)