Last week New York’s Governor signed SB 6517 bill into law, which defines the role of “registered pharmacy technicians” and establishes qualifications for licensure. The bill also differentiates between the responsibilities of registered (licensed) technicians and unlicensed technicians—and establishes a ratio requirement.
All 50 states accept the ExCPT exam from National Healthcareer Association (NHA), helping more pharmacy technicians earn a national credential
LEAWOOD, Kan., October 24, 2019 -- Pharmacy technicians now have options in all states for national certification. National Healthcareer Association’s Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT®) is now accepted in all states that require certification as well as all states that either expand the number of permitted pharmacy technicians or the scope of pharmacy technician practice based on certification. The ExCPT certified pharmacy technician (CPhT) credential confirms a pharmacy technician’s knowledge and competency in the core tasks of the role, which in turn enhances patient safety. Removing barriers that limit the options for certification creates a larger pool of qualified technicians, promotes innovation in the development of training and exam resources, and amplifies the collective voice of industry advocates that support professional advancement for technicians.
Effective October 1, 2019, the North Dakota Board of Pharmacy has approved NHA’s ExCPT as an approved certification exam for technicians in the state. An applicant for registration in North Dakota as a pharmacy technician must have obtained certification by one of the two national certification bodies approved by the board of pharmacy, which now includes NHA. For more information on North Dakota’s requirements for pharmacy technicians click here.
The first podcast within the Pharmacy Podcast Network to focus on pharm techs will explore their impact on workflow and patient care
In June of this year, the Governor of Colorado signed into law new pharmacy technician requirements. Pharmacy technicians practicing in Colorado on or after March 30, 2020, will be required to obtain certification from the State Board of Pharmacy (the “Board”). To be approved by the Board, a pharmacy technician must:
National Healthcareer Association’s 2019 Industry Outlook highlights trends in certification and skill level in this fast growing industry
LEAWOOD, Kan. (May 21, 2019) – According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the growth rate for some allied health occupations outpaces the average growth rate for all occupations by more than 250%. With the growing market need to employ more allied health professionals, National Healthcareer Association (NHA) has released its 2019 Industry Outlook, which wasconducted as part of its third edition of access™: an allied health industry journal. The research gathered data and insights from employers, seeking to understand their needs and the attributes of their most successful allied health professionals.
Specialty certificate program teaches fundamental skills to help every member of the care team effectively engage, educate, and motivate patients for lasting behavioral changes
LEAWOOD, Kan. (May 1, 2019)– The National Healthcareer Association (NHA) is pleased to announce the launch of Principles of Health Coaching™, its newest online specialty certificate program that empowers current and future clinical care professionals with health coaching skills they can incorporate in their everyday practice to improve patient engagement and adherence. The new certificate program provides every member of the care team with more accessible learning and practice resources through self-paced, interactive eLearning modules and motivational interviewing simulation.
Beginning in 2017 the Arizona Medical Board began reviewing the existing rules regarding training requirement for Medical Assistants (MA). During this review process, the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) was provided an opportunity to speak with the Board’s staff about the value of accredited certification and the various training pathways to entry into the Medical Assistant profession.