Certified Pharmacy Technicians (CPhTs) now have the opportunity to be recognized for their professional role and as a valued member of the pharmacy team. Prior to 2016, pharmacy technician’s duties and responsibilities were lumped into one category, which stated that an individual performing those duties did not have to document formal education, training or
The rules now make a distinction between a “pharmacy technician” and a “certified pharmacy technician,” and outlines the duties that may be performed by each technician category, as displayed here (image source).
Effective July 1, 2017, each individual performing the activities listed under certified pharmacy technician must be registered with the Board as a “certified pharmacy technician.” The Board will accept technician certification providers that are accredited through the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). The ExCPT offered by National Healthcareer Association (NHA) is an approved and recognized program. To find out more about the ExCPT and its eligibility requirements for certification you can visit our website, here.
Any technician seeking to register as a “certified pharmacy technician” on July 1, 2017, who is not already certified should initiate the certification process at this time in order to allow for study time and time for taking the examination.
For additional details about how to become appropriately registered with the Vermont Board of Pharmacy and additional information about the state’s “grandfather clause”, please visit their website.