Keep Your PTCB Certification Valid!

We Will Help Show You How

Once you receive your National Certification, your education does not stop here. Everyone must complete at least twenty hours of PTCB approved continuing education hours every two years to keep your National Certification valid. One hour of continuing education must be pharmacy law. To find out what you need to know, log onto PTCB's website  and look for the, "Recertification Guidelines" area.

PTCB Recertification

The cost is $35.00 for those who file on time online. For those who mail in their renewal you must include the additional $15.00 for a total fee of $50.00.

Mail your recertification form and C.E. materials (if required) well in advance of your certification expiration deadline in order to allow enough time for your application to be returned if an error has occurred. Note: you may now re-certify online if you are not audited.

ALERT! If your complete recertification materials are not postmarked by your late deadline, you will need to successfully complete the Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination in order to re-obtain national certification.
PTCB now offers certification reinstatement for those who's PTCB Certification has lapsed and is less than 1 year past your expiration date. The fee for reinstatement is $115.00 and to be reinstated you must meet the requirements set forth by PTCB for recertification* 
*Printed with permission by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)

This section is for informational purposes only.

Visit PTCB website for the most current renewal information


Tech Topics

A series of booklets can be used to achieve your continuing education requirements through "Tech Topics". There are four modules per year of continuing education materials sent to you that will cover everything you need for your recertification renewal. Pharmacy Law is also included in one of the modules for your one-hour law requirement.

"Tech Topics" is published through the Illinois Council of Health-system Pharmacists, (ICHP).

The C.E. material is Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) approved.

Illinois Council of Health-system Pharmacists

4430 Manchester Drive, Suite G-2

Rockford, Illinois 61109-1656

voice: 815.227.9292 - FAX: 815.227.9294 (ACPE - CE)


J&D Educational Services

J&D Educational Services offers self-study continuing education specifically for the Pharmacy Technician. All topics cover pertinent useful information, presented in a concise, easy to understand manner.

J&D services, voice 1.888.924.0966, FAX 281.298.8335

J&D Educational Services
385 Sawdust Rd., Suite 2060
The Woodlands, Texas 77380

Log onto J&D for the latest prices and available units.

J & D Educational Services

Online Continuing Education

National Pharmacy Technician Association


'The journal of Pharmacy Technology'

The Official Journal of the Pharmacy Technician Educators Council

Back to JPT on RxTrek


Join Your State's Health-system Pharmacists Organization

Join your state's health-system pharmacists organization and earn continuing education credits through seminars and other available programs. You will receive mailings of seminars and other activities available throughout the year. This is a great way to earn CE credits and meet others who work in your field. Most seminars for technicians are very affordable.


Tell Them You Saw It First On RxTrek!

Back to Table of Contents Page