If you do not apply for recertification by your certification expiration date, you have one year from your certification expiration date to apply for reinstatement of your certification. The reinstatement application fee is $89.
In order to reinstate, you must complete 20 continuing education (CE) hours containing subject matter listed within the PTCE content outline, including:*
- 2 hours specifically in the subject of pharmacy law
- 1 hour specifically in the subject of patient safety
*Effective for applications submitted on or after September 1, 2020: PTCB accepts a minimum of 15 T-specific CE hours and a maximum of 5 P-specific hours from ACPE-accredited providers. At least one (1) hour of CE activity must have the ‘03’ ACPE topic designator for pharmacy law, and at least one (1) hour of CE activity must have the ‘05’ ACPE topic designator for patient safety. CE activities from non-ACPE-accredited providers will be accepted if PTCB determines that the activity contains subject matter listed within the PTCE Content Outline.
Certificants who successfully reinstate their certification are restored to active status and can resume using their PTCB credentials and certification marks. Certificants who reinstate will be updated in the PTCB verification database and a certificate will be available online at www.ptcb.org to download and print. Reinstated certificants will be granted the remaining balance of their recertification cycle. Expired certificants previously selected for audit during their recertification period must comply with all audit instructions and requirements when submitting a reinstatement application.