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 firstname.lastname@example.org