New Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam Takes Effect this November

Some exciting changes are in store this fall for pharmacy technician certification exam (PTCE) candidates at Santa Clara Adult Education.

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The PTCE is the foundation of PTCB’s certification program. We continually strive to ensure the PTCE is current and accurately tests the knowledge required in all sections of pharmacy practice.

Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) September 11, 2013

The incoming participants of Santa Clara Adult Education's Pharmacy Technician Training Program are looking forward to qualifying for a newly updated version of the certification examination. November 1st there will be a new updated version of the PTCE given to new pharmacy technician exam candidates. Test takers who sit of the exam before November 1st will be given the old exam and anyone who sits for the exam on November 1st or after will take the new updated test.

Changes to the exam come after results of the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Job Analysis Study which is based on a first-hand survey looking at the roles and tasks performed by pharmacy technicians in the United States in many different types of practice settings. The final results of the study were taken into consideration with the test reformation. According to PTCB, the updated certification exam reflects the new blueprint for the well-respected exam taken by pharmacy technician candidates intending to gain certification. Prospective certified technicians will notice the exam differences as the content is organized differently to represent a more task focused examination.

PTCB Executive Director Everett B. McAllister, MPA, RPh, commented recently on the new test. “The PTCE is the foundation of PTCB’s certification program. We continually strive to ensure the PTCE is current and accurately tests the knowledge required in all sections of pharmacy practice. “The updated PTCE is psychometrically sound, and reflects the results of our latest study across all practice settings, including community, hospital, and federal”.

Changes to the pharmacy technician certification exam will be of interest to all pharmacy technicians and will have a positive effect on the profession. Pharmacy technicians new and old may learn more about updated changes to the PTCE by going to http://www.ptcb.org.

For more information about Santa Clara Adult Education's Pharmacy Technician Training Program call 888-766-1770.


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