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ExCPT Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (CPhT): New test plan released

Posted by Stacy Jones on June 2017

Today National Healthcareer Association (NHA) has released the new ExCPT Pharmacy Technician Certification test plan. View the updated summary and detailed test plan here, or visit the Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) page.

After a rigorous Job Task Analysis study, practitioners and industry experts helped identify some shifts in the pharmacy technician profession. These professionals are assuming increasing responsibilities within the workplace, and a certified technician can add significant value allowing pharmacists to spend more time with patients. These expanded tasks and content areas will be reflected on the new exam.

To learn more details of the ExCPT exam, view the exam whitepaper here.


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Topics: exams, pharmacy technician, pharmacy, pharm tech

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NHA will be in attendance at the following conferences and events throughout 2017: 
  • PTEC (Pharmacy Technician Education Council) 
    July 13-15, 2017
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • NACDS Total Show Expo (National Association of Chain Drug Stores)
    August 19-22, 2017 
    San Diego, California 
  • MGMA (Medical Group Management Association)
    October 8-11, 2017
    Anaheim, California
  • ACTE (Association of Career and Technical Education)
    December 6-9, 2017
    Nashville, Tennessee

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