PTCB launches partnership program with employers


WASHINGTON — An organization that certifies pharmacy technicians is starting a program designed to encourage more technicians to get certified.

The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board announced Tuesday the launch of the Employer Partnership Program, which it said was for retail and health-system pharmacies that want to encourage technicians to participate in the PTCB certification program. North Carolina regional chain Kerr Drug already has joined the program, according to PTCB.

"Employers are an integral part of pharmacy practice," PTCB director of professional affairs Megan Sheahan said. "The tools provided by this new program will help employers facilitate the professional development of their employees and support workplace safety initiatives through PTCB certification."

Employers that become advocate partners receive an array of complimentary benefits, including free individual verification of a pharmacy technician's certification status, monthly newsletters, company recognition on the organzation's website and discounts on its official practice exam.

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