NHA News Center

      NHA Remains Steadfast in Commitment to Pharmacy Technician Profession

      Posted by Jeremy Sasser on February 2017

      Since the inception of the ExCPT exam in 2009, NHA has consistently advocated for well-trained, certified pharmacy technicians. We remain steadfast in our belief that certification candidates should meet certain training requirements, which can be achieved through multiple reputable educational pathways.

      The ExCPT supports accredited or state recognized formal training programs, training programs offered by the U.S. military or substantial, supervised work experience. You can view NHA’s pathways in our eligibility handbook, here.

      Through our ongoing partnerships with schools, employers and associations, we are well-informed advocates for pharmacy technicians and are committed to the profession as well as patient safety. With this in mind, we have requested to be included in the upcoming Pharmacy Technician Stakeholders Consensus Conference hosted by PTCB. Our request to attend this event has been formally denied by the organizers; however, NHA is unwavering in its commitment to the pharmacy technician profession.

      We believe that all educators, employers and certification providers have a responsibility to provide candidates with a clear path to accessing a better future. For more information about NHA or our commitment to the Pharmacy Technician profession, please reach out to Lyndsey McDonald, Director of ExCPT Strategic Partnerships, at lyndsey.mcdonald@nhanow.com





      Topics: pharmacy, pharm tech, accreditation, PTCB, ExCPT

      Subscribe to our Blog


      For media inquiries, please contact Jessica Langley at jessica.langley@ascendlearning.com.

      NHA Mission Statement

      Empowering people to access a better future.

      NHA Vision Statement

      As the industry leader, we are passionately committed to develop, advance and advocate for the frontline healthcare worker, resulting in improved patient care.

      The NHA Approach

      NHA’s proven results elevate and impact the lives of individuals, schools and businesses in allied health. Our comprehensive certification and preparation resources provide our clients with access to the professional success they desire. NHA provides continuity for educators and employers seeking a partner with multiple certification options, giving students and employers a trusted path to skills growth and career advancement.