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      Colorado Will Now Require Certification for Pharmacy Technicians

      Posted by Jessica Langley on July 2019

      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:

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      Arizona Medical Board Revised Medical Assistant Rules

      Posted by Jessica Langley on March 2019

      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.

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      South Carolina Board of Pharmacy Approves the ExCPT

      Posted by Jessica Langley on April 2018

      On Wednesday, March 14, the South Carolina Board of Pharmacy approved the ExCPT. Here are some important details:

      • Effective immediately, pharmacy technicians can submit their ExCPT certificates for registration by the Board as a SC State Certified Pharmacy Technician.
      • Technicians must first register as a SC Pharmacy Technician.
      • Along with proof of certification, candidates must also submit a certificate or diploma from an ASHP accredited training program and an affidavit documenting 1,000 hours of practice in a pharmacy under a licensed pharmacist to become registered with the state as a Certified Pharmacy Technician.

      To learn about eligibility requirements, click here.  For general information on the ExCPT exam, you can learn more on nhanow.com.

       

      Questions? Contact your NHA representative or the South Carolina Board of Pharmacy.

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      Ohio Pharmacy Technician Regulation Reminder

      Posted by Jessica Langley on January 2018

      The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy has begun accepting pharmacy technician registration applications. Per Ohio law, all pharmacy technicians practicing in Ohio must be registered with the Board by April 6, 2018.

      Registration of technicians involves the processing of application materials by Board of Pharmacy staff. Due to the high volume of expected applicants, it is strongly recommended that individuals apply for registration by March 1, 2018. Submission of applications and application materials by March 1, 2018 will ensure that existing technicians can be registered by the required deadline of April 6, 2018.

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      Pharmacy Technician Certification in Vermont

      Posted by Jessica Langley on April 2017

      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 eduScreen Shot 2017-04-19 at 10.50.41 AM (2).pngcation, training or
      certification.

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      National Healthcareer Association Gains Texas Approval for Pharmacy Technician Certification Program

      Posted by Jeremy Sasser on February 2017

      Texas professionals will have another certification option in growing field

      LEAWOOD, Kan. (February 13, 2017) – The state of Texas has approved the National Healthcareer Association’s (NHA) Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT®) as a certification meeting the professional requirements of this growing field. Prior to the Texas State Board of Pharmacy (the Board) approving the ExCPT on February 7, the state recognized only one certification program.

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      NHA Gains Arizona Approval for Pharmacy Technician Certification Program

      Posted by Jeremy Sasser on December 2016

      Arizona professionals now have another certification option in growing field

      LEAWOOD, Kan. (December 6, 2016) – The state of Arizona now recognizes National Healthcareer Association’s (NHA) Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT®) as an approved certification, meeting the licensure requirements of this growing field. Prior to the Arizona State Board of Pharmacy (the Board) approving the ExCPT on November 17, the state recognized only one certification program.

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      California Approves National Healthcareer Association Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam

      Posted by Jeremy Sasser on November 2016

       California professionals now have another certification option in growing field

      LEAWOOD, Kan. (November 2, 2016) – The state of California now recognizes National Healthcareer Association’s (NHA) Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT®) as a pathway to licensure in this growing field. Prior to the California State Board of Pharmacy (the Board) approving the ExCPT on October 27, the state accepted only one such certification option.
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      Certification Required for Medical Assistants in South Dakota

      Posted by Jessica Langley on October 2016

      The South Dakota Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners and the Board of Nursing, as of Oct. 20, 2016, now require Medical Assistants to submit “proof of having passed a national certifying exam approved by the boards”.  NHA’ s medical assistant certification (CCMA) is a national certification exam that has been approved by these boards. The list of qualifications for applicants is listed below along with the approved educational program definition.   

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      Nevada Medical Assisting Proposed Regulation

      Posted by Jessica Langley on September 2016

      The Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners is considering a proposed amendment to its medical assistant regulations. The proposed changes include the following:

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