Sometimes it's easy to forget that KPhA represents not only Kansas pharmacists but Kansas pharmacy technicians as well. KPhA has a membership category for technicians and an Academy for technicians. Technician membership in KPhA is only $25 per year. This could be the best $25 a technician ever spent in the furtherance of their career.
For those who want to prepare to take a certification exam, KPhA has an agreement with the publishers of Pharmacists Letter to provide a technician training module/webinar called Pharmacy Technicians University™ to our members at a steeply discounted rate. Normally priced at $960 - the KPhA member price is only $150. In order for technician members to take advantage of the discount, they must call the KPhA office to receive a special code to enter on the PTU website. Because this is a members-only benefit, the technician must be a member of KPhA. If you know of a technician that is a member of KPhA or wants to join, have them give KPhA a call and the discount code to use will be provided when they join.
Once a pharmacy technician becomes certified - he or she will have to obtain continuing education to retain the certification. KPhA also has an agreement with the CE Institute in Iowa for pharmacy technician members to obtain continuing education. This price is steeply discounted for KPhA technician members. The CE Institute provides 20 hours of continuing education every two years for only $20