Why don’t you have sterile compounding in the blueprint? What about billing and reimbursement?

As a result of our most recent Job Analysis Study, sterile compounding has moved to our new Certified Compounded Sterile Preparation Technician (CSPT) Program. Billing and reimbursement are incorporated into the new education/training requirement launching at the same time as the updated exam.

Approximately every 5 years, PTCB conducts a Job Analysis Study. This study is based on a first-hand survey of the current roles and tasks performed by pharmacy technicians in every practice setting across the US. The results of the survey are then used to construct a new blueprint, or content outline, for the PTCE. PTCB’s most recent Job Analysis Study was completed in October 2016, with more than 40,000 pharmacy technicians from across the US participating in the survey.

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