How does my education/training program become a recognized program for the CSPT® Program?

Completion of a recognized education/training program partially fulfills an eligibility pathway to take the CSPT® Exam. In addition to completing a recognized program, CSPT applicants must also have one year of sterile compounding experience before they can apply for and take the CSPT Exam. All CSPT candidates must take and pass the CSPT Exam to earn certification.

The recognized programs bear no responsibility to provide a list of graduates to PTCB, nor do they have any authority to grant certification. Participation in PTCB’s advocate and sponsors programs is independent of recognition.

When the Certified Compounded Sterile Preparation Technician® (CSPT) program, was launched, PTCB published an initial list of recognized education/training programs that partially fulfill an eligibility pathway for the CSPT (i.e. completion of a recognized program plus one year of experience). Recognition is granted to programs based on a review of program curricula as they relate to the essential knowledge, skills, and abilities defined in the 2017 CSPT job analysis. Through this review process, the PTCB Certification Council determined that all ABHES-accredited programs and many ASHP/ACPE-accredited programs are recognized for the purposes of CSPT eligibility. PTCB updates a list of recognized programs on our website approximately once a month.

ASHP/ACPE-accredited programs that seek recognition should begin the process by completing the following survey: ABHES-accredited programs are updated directly from that organization.

Other programs (i.e. those not accredited by ABHES or ASHP/ACPE) seeking recognition should begin the process by submitting a Help Center request.

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