What's the difference between the PTCB and ExCPT ?

by Norma
(Texas)

What's the difference between the PTCB and ExCPT ?



Reply (by Keith)



There are many similarities and many differences. Here is some basics.


-The
PTCB and the ICPT both offer National Certification for Pharmacy Technicians.

-The
PTCB exam is the PTCE (Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam)

-The
ICPT 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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What's the difference between the PTCB and ExCPT ?

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Mar 28, 2010
The ExCPT is not recognized in Texas
by: Anonymous

The ExCPT is not currently recognized in Texas.

Sep 07, 2010
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PTCB AND EXCPT
by: Anonymous

I'M CONFUSED BETWEEN THE PTCB AND EXCPT. IS THERE A DIFFERENCE FOR THE STATE TEST AND THE NATIONAL? OR IS THERE EVEN A NATIONAL TEST FOR CERTIFIED PHARMACY TECH TO TAKE?

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