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What does PTCB Acquiring PTEC Mean For the Pharmacy Industry?


The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Acquires the Pharmacy Technician Educators Council

At the end of 2022, the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) acquired the Pharmacy Technician Educators Council (PTEC). Per a PTCB press release, “PTEC membership voted to combine resources, expertise, and infrastructure to empower technician educators with enhanced resources and professional development opportunities and strengthen the future of the pharmacy technician workforce.”

It continues, “PTCB will provide resources and infrastructure to support PTEC as a membership organization. Together, PTCB and PTEC can assist the pharmacy profession in educating and training pharmacy technicians to adhere to best professional practices and promote the pharmacy technician’s profession through professional activities.”


What does this mean for the industry?

This acquisition means that pharmacy technician educators will have access to a wider array of resources and tools to support their students in their educational journeys.

Pharmacy technician educators work to ensure pharmacy technicians receive the training they need to excel in their careers and provide high-quality patient care. The pharmacy technician workforce is growing and so are the demands placed upon it, which means there is also an increased demand for educational support

“At freeCE, we’re proud to offer technician-specific continuing education activities that are aligned with ACPE and PTCB standards. We look forward to continuing to work with both the PTCB and PTEC in supporting pharmacy technicians in their vital roles within the pharmacy. We are confident that PTCB joining forces with PTEC will move the profession forward,” said Sarah Lawrence, PharmD, MA, BCGP, product manager of pharmacy technician education at freeCE.


Pharmacy technician continuing education at freeCE

Pharmacy technicians play a vital role in the pharmacy setting. Their roles have continued to evolve and grow and they deserve specialized training to meet their professional needs.

Yet, it can be difficult for pharmacy technicians to find online CE that is engaging, affordable, and relevant. At freeCE, pharmacy technicians are not an afterthought.

We offer continuing education options that were specifically designed with pharmacy technicians in mind, including live webinars, on-demand courses, and PTCB-recognized specialty certificate training programs.

Sign up for a freeCE membership today to get CE that was made for you.



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