What's the difference between the PTCB and ExCPT ?
What's the difference between the PTCB and ExCPT ?Reply (by Keith)
There are many similarities and many differences. Here is some basics.
and the ICPT
both offer National Certification for Pharmacy Technicians.
exam is the PTCE
(Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam)
exam is the ExCPT
(Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians)
The biggest concern that you'll need to address is Which organization is accepted in your state? Which leads us into the second biggest difference between the PTCE
and the ExCPT
. The PTCE
is more widely recognized and endorsed. The PTCB
has been around longer and therefore more established. However, There is no evidence that one is more difficult than the other.
Some speculation has been mentioned on discussion boards that the ExCPT
is more geared toward Retail Pharmacy and the PTCE
is split more evenly with Hospital Pharmacy.
Each of the two have easily navigated websites and will tell you if your state accepts their certification.
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