PTCB Grants 300 Compounded Sterile Preparation Technician (CSPT™) Certifications
Washington, DC -- The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) has granted more than 300 Compounded Sterile Preparation Technician™ (CSPT™) Certifications since the CSPT Program launched in December 2017. PTCB’s first advanced certification program, the CSPT Program certifies pharmacy technicians in compounded sterile preparation, the process for compounding medications that must be prepared using aseptic techniques. Becoming certified as a CSPT is a way for PTCB-Certified Pharmacy Technicians (CPhTs) to further demonstrate their commitment to medication safety. Employers can incorporate the CSPT Certification into career ladders for their pharmacy technicians.
"Granting more than 300 CSPT certifications is an exciting milestone in the first year of PTCB’s new CSPT advanced certification program,” said PTCB Executive Director and CEO William Schimmel. “By meeting the rigorous standards mandated by PTCB’s certification and recertification processes, CPhTs who obtain the CSPT credential stand out as highly qualified to meet today’s expectations in sterile compounding safety. Unlike certificate courses, PTCB’s CSPT Program requires continuing education and annual recertification.”