2008 has proven to be a very productive year for PTCB and pharmacy technicians nationwide. Earlier this year, PTCB reached the milestone of 300,000 pharmacy technicians certified by PTCB. Also this year, significant strides have been made on the legislative front to promote the important role of pharmacy technicians in ensuring patient safety. According to the 2008 NABP Survey of Pharmacy Law, 37 states regulate pharmacy technicians, with 28 states incorporating PTCB into their regulations in one of the following ways:
- As a requirement for pharmacy technician state registration or licensure.
- As one of the ways to meet state requirements for pharmacy technician registration or licensure.
- As a mechanism for expanded pharmacist to pharmacy technician ratios.
Since the beginning of 2008, three additional states-Kentucky, Nebraska, and most recently Florida have joined the growing number of states with regulations. This is good news for graduates of Unitek College’s Pharmacy Technician training program, as we have a strong emphasis on PTCB.