CPhT Emeritus Status Available

The CPhT Emeritus program requires an active CPhT certification in good standing. Please note, renewal candidates with an expired CPhT certification status due to a returned renewal application cannot use the Emeritus program to obtain an updated certification status. More information on next steps is available here.

Beginning in August 2019, PTCB allows eligible inactive CPhTs to request a CPhT Emeritus status. This allows inactive and retired certificants to maintain a status of professional distinction. The Emeritus status designation represents that the former certificants are not actively working as PTCB Certified Pharmacy Technicians.

Who’s Eligible? 

A certificant in good standing is eligible for Emeritus status if: 

  • the CPhT has been certified by PTCB for at least ten (10) years; 
  • the CPhT is no longer practicing as a pharmacy technician; 
  • the CPhT is not currently employed as a pharmacy technician; and 
  • the CPhT otherwise satisfies all applicable PTCB policies and requirements. 

Requirements and Fees 

An Emeritus status applicant is required to pay a one-time Emeritus status fee. Please note: certificants granted Emeritus status are not required to satisfy PTCB recertification requirements, including continuing education (CE) credit rules, or to pay certification renewal fees.

How to Use Your New Status 

Certificants granted Emeritus status can use the PTCB Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) Emeritus status designation. The PTCB CPhT Emeritus status designation and marks may be displayed on a resume and similar materials, so long as the years of active PTCB certification are identified with the designation. Example of proper use of Emeritus status designation: 

Joanne Smith, PTCB CPhT Emeritus 
(CPhT 2000-2010)

How to Apply

To apply for Emeritus status, please complete this application form and mail it to:

Pharmacy Technician Certification Board 
2215 Constitution Avenue NW, Suite 101 
Washington, DC 20037 

You will receive an email confirmation within about 2 - 4 weeks following review and processing. 

If you have further questions about this offering from PTCB, please review the CPhT Emeritus Status Policy or submit a help request

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