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PTCB Certification Becoming More Important For Pharmacy Technicians

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:

  1. As a requirement for pharmacy technician state registration or licensure.
  2. As one of the ways to meet state requirements for pharmacy technician registration or licensure.
  3. 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.

4 replies
  1. mm
    mm says:

    i am a grad of unitek and cannot find employment. i have not received any assistance in finding a job- i was top of the class and am totally unprepared for the job market

  2. Unitek College
    Unitek College says:

    Unitek College has a Career Services Department that provides job placement assistance for all graduates as soon as the student completes program. The services provided are: workshops for resume preparation, cover letters, thank you follow-ups, and dress for success strategies, as well as, workshops, resume editing assistance, weekly job boards with open positions in the industry, referrals to hiring companies on behalf of the students, and weekly follow-ups to each student weekly via the phone and e-mail to check with students on their job search.

    Any graduate who needs assistance from the career services department should e-mail placement@unitek.com and you will get assigned to a specific job placement coordinator to assist you.

  3. pharmacist
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  4. Jobs
    Jobs says:

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