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Professional Certifications and Certificates


Board Certifications vs Professional Certificates

What’s the Difference?

Board certifications serve as an assessment of an individual's expertise. They necessitate ongoing education, and upon successful completion, they bestow the holder with a professional acronym to add to their name. In contrast, professional certificates gauge the attainment of learning objectives from an educational or training program acknowledged by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB). Unlike certifications, these certificates do not have an expiration date, do not mandate ongoing maintenance, and do not grant an acronym to append to one's name. 

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Bundles

Receive an enrollment code that grants you access to the educational and training program, along with the ability to apply for the PTCB exam, all without any extra costs.

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ASHP Professional Certificates

ASHP professional certificates provide high-quality, practical professional development opportunities for pharmacy personnel. Learning modules are presented in manageable segments and are 100% online. Participants claim continuing education as each module is completed and must pass a comprehensive exam to earn an ASHP Professional Certificate. ASHP currently offers professional certificates for pharmacy technicians, pharmacists, and other healthcare personnel. ASHP certificates cover clinical topics, practice and general development topics, and sterile compounding.  


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The Pharmacy Technician SocietySM(TPTS) is supported by ASHP  
While we maintain a close affiliation with ASHP, which serves as the supporting organization for our endeavors, we want to assure you that our commitment remains steadfast in representing our technician membership independently. We are dedicated to providing information, content, and services that benefit technicians in all areas of practice. You may encounter links or references leading to ASHP's website during your visit to this website; rest assured that our foremost aim is to serve your needs and interests, and ASHP provides a framework for us to do so.  ASHP resources serve as additional services for your benefit, in addition to TPTS resources.