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Dr Marie Sartain
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PTCB launches regulatory compliance certificate for pharmacy techs

The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s (PTCB’s) new regulatory compliance certificate provides technicians with the opportunity to verify their knowledge about pharmacy laws, regulations, legal requirements, and practice standards to ensure compliance and quality assurance in various practice settings.

PTCB Executive Director and CEO William Schimmel said “By earning credentials like our specialty certificate in [r]egulatory [c]ompliance, technicians can demonstrate their dedication to their careers, patient care, and medication safety.”

The certification covers areas such as the Federal Controlled Substances Act, Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies, principles for pharmacy laws and ethics, and patient safety and quality assurance strategies. The certification shows that its holders have the knowledge and drive to ensure pharmacy compliance.

To be eligible for PTCB’s regulatory compliance certificate, pharmacy technicians must hold active PTCB Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) certification and complete a PTCB-recognized regulatory compliance education/training program.

David Holmberg, CPhT-Adv and store manager at Leslie’s Pharmacy in Vineyard Haven, MA, said “This area is very different and more managerial than the ‘typical’ pharmacy technician duties. It is satisfying being able to grow my career in a way that I didn’t know was possible when I first began on this path.”

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