Beginning January 1, 2017, all pharmacy technicians that are employed as a pharmacy technician in a health care facility (hospital, pharmacy, long-term care, etc.) shall be certified by a state [Nebraska Board of Pharmacy] or national [PTCB or ExCPT] certifying body approved by the Board of Pharmacy. Below are some programs to help pharmacy technicians become certified.
Training Manual and Calculations Workbook - Offered by the NPA, order a technician training manual and calculations workbook for self-study to prepare for the PTCB exam.
Nebraska Certification (NE-CPhT) - Offered by the University of Nebraska Medical Center, this program would help technicians become state certified as approved by the Nebraska Board of Pharmacy.
Mastering the PTCB Certification Review - Offered by Southeast Community College, this program offers comprehensive review of skills, strategies, and concepts needed to successfully pass the National PTCB exam. Real time web conference option is available. Inlcudes three 2-hours sessions and one 3-hour session.
Pharmacy Technician Training Program - Offered by Southeast Community College, this 12-month, 4 quarter program offers students concentrated basic study, laboratory practice, and clinical experience in pharmacy technician fundamentals. The program teaches students the concepts, principles, skills, and attitudes needed to become pharmacy technicians who can work with patients throughout the life span. Students graduate with a diploma. The program is ASHP/ACPE accredited and has been since its inception in 2007. Students take the PTCB exam at the end of the program, giving them an opportunity to be PTCB-certified upon graduation.
Certification & Licensure
Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)
Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT)
Pharmacy Technician Registration Information
Pharmacy Technician Application
Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam Study Materials
Pharmacy Technician Certification Programs Approved by the Nebraska Board of Pharmacy