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Resources for Pharmacy Technicians

If you are interested in becoming a Pharmacy Technician and would like to learn about how to become certified or are already a Pharmacy Technician and are needing to obtain continuing education credits, you have come to the right place!

For more technician information, go to the National Pharmacy Technician Association website.

Pharmacy Technician Schools in Kansas

KS Pharmacy Technicians Required to 

Complete Continuing Education Starting October 2017

Kansas Pharmacy Technicians must be registered with the Kansas Board of Pharmacy and must renew their registration every two years. There are several steps needed for renewal and those steps can be found on the Board’s website by clicking here.

https://pharmacy.ks.gov/pharmacy-technicians

Starting this year, pharmacy technicians in Kansas are now required to complete 20 hours of continuing education (CE) every two years to renew their registration

Registrations expiring October 31, 2017 will need to have completed 10 hours of CE. Those 10 hours must have been earned between September 1, 2015 and the day you renew in 2017. Registrations expiring October 31, 2018 will need 20 hours of CE before renewing. CE for those renewing next year will need to be earned between September 1, 2016 and the date of renewal.

The CE completed must be:

  • Be submitted to and approved by a state Board of Pharmacy prior to completion. Once completed, the certificate must be submitted to the Kansas Board within 30 days of completion for any state approved courses.
  • CE earned for a national certification can be applied to your Kansas renewal.
  • CE does not need to be technician specific. 
Click here for information on registering as a pharmacy technician with the Kansas Board of Pharmacy


Technician Continuing Education

KPhA continues to provide readily available CE credit opportunities for technicians via live programs as well as live webinars and on-demand seminars to complete at your own pace.

Click here for online CE opportunities


Medication Therapy Management Technician Certification Program 

Using this program a Pharmacy Technician can earn 12 hours of ACPE credit over 11 modules and become MTM certified.


Use code MP10KS-2495 to receive the KPhA discount!

         The program costs $24.95

    Studying Materials to Prepare for Exam



    Click here for Pharmacy Certified Technician Training Materials

    Please email Kelly@ksrx.org for more information on the cost of the training manuals or if you
    have any questions regarding KPhA membership.

      Two Exams Available to Become Certified

    1) Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Exam- This is a great place to learn about how to become certified and what to do to keep your certification.

    NOTE: PTCB requires CPhTs to manually enter continuing education (CE) hours into an online PTCB account in order to recertify. In addition, PTCB encourages all CPhTs to register for the CPE Monitor and obtain an NABP e-Profile ID. The CPE Monitor is a national, collaborative effort by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) that allows pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to track their completed pharmacy continuing education (CPE) credits in a central system. ACPE requires all CPE credits to be processed and claimed no later than 60 days from the date of the live or on-demand activity. 

    2) ExCPT Exam - Provided by the National Health Career Association (NHA) - Click here for more information


    Click here to view the NHA Pharmacy Technician Brochure
    Test Prep Study Guides from NHA


     
     
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