What happens if I do not apply for recertification by my certification expiration date?

If you don't renew your certification by the expiration date, you are not considered certified by PTCB and cannot use the designation “CPhT” or “Certified Pharmacy Technician.” However, you have one year from your certification expiration date to apply for reinstatement. The reinstatement application fee is $95.

To reinstate, you must complete the required continuing education (CE) hours containing subject matter listed within the PTCE Content Outline, including:

If you successfully reinstate your certification, you can use your PTCB credentials again. Your status will be updated to active on the verification page, and your certificate and wallet card will be available to download and print.

Reinstated certificants will be granted an active CPhT Certification status for the remaining balance of their recertification cycle, starting from the date the application has been verified to meet CE requirements and ending on the certification expiration date.

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