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CE Required for Pharmacy Technicians

Between each registration renewal period, (every 2 years) technicians must meet one the following requirements regarding Continuing Education (CE) have:

  • completed 20 hours Continuing Education (CE),with one hour being pharmacy law.
  • a current certification with Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).

For individuals interested in becoming a pharmacy technician, please view the formal education and training requirements to become a Registered Technician in Texas.

TPA accredits technician CE, view the on demand list here.

In addition, TPA provides technician member with FREE access to 10 ACPE-accredited CPE activities Pharmacy TEAM Series. You can access your activities by going to www.GoToCEI.org and entering the TEAM Membership Access Code.


Becoming a Pharmacy Technician

For detailed steps to become a Pharmacy Technician in Texas, click here.

Training Materials
Texas state law requires all technicians to be registered. Technicians who are not currently registered may NOT perform technician duties in a pharmacy. Click here to learn more about registration requirements.

TPA offers many options to help technicians prepare for the PTCB certification exam. Please visit the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board for additional information on the exam.

TPA offers various training materials to help you prepare for the PTCB exam.

Top 200 Drugs Resource List
RX List
Drug Topics

Online Drug Quiz – Test your knowledge of generic vs. brand names

Training Programs
Technician Training Programs - ASHP accredited training program directory
Pharm Tech Careers – Training & education options, plus salaries and job demand by state

Regulatory
Texas State Board of Pharmacy
FDA U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)
National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP)


Career & Salary
Resume Tips for Pharmacy Technicians
Pharmacy Choice
Bureau of Labor Statistics – Occupational Statistics, Employment Outlook, Wages & More
Pharmacy Technician Salary Data
RX Career Center – Career information and job board for the pharmaceutical industry
Pharm Tech Careers – Training & education options, plus salaries and job demand by state


Continuing Education
Pharmacy Technician’s Letter

Professional Associations
American Association of Pharmacy Technicians
National Pharmacy Technician Association
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
Pharmacy Technician Educators Council
American Pharmacists Association