Stay compliant with all laws and regulations with freeCE's Regulatory Compliance Specialty Certificate for Technicians
Easily complete all PTCB-required training in our convenient & on-demand format
freeCE offers pharmacy technicians the flexibility to complete this regulatory compliance training at their own pace. This 4-credit program is broken into 3 on-demand modules. Once learners pass the final exam, and if you're a PTCB-certified pharmacy technician (CPhT), you'll have the option to apply for PTCB's Regulatory Compliance Certificate Exam.
Pharmacy technicians play an important role in keeping the pharmacy compliant with all applicable laws and regulations. This series will provide pharmacy technicians with an introduction to key regulatory and compliance topics applicable to the profession of pharmacy.
This 4-credit PTCB-Recognized training program has been built into a three-module certificate, designed to prepare technicians to complete the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s Regulatory Compliance Certificate. Pharmacy technicians who complete this series will walk away with key regulatory and compliance knowledge for the pharmacy settings they work in. This includes an overview of federal laws impacting medications and the pharmacy profession, regulatory agencies and their role, organizations focused on quality and safety, and several other miscellaneous areas of pharmacy regulation and compliance.
In this 1-credit module, the pharmacy technician will be provided with an introduction to how the profession of pharmacy and medications are regulated. Regulatory entities will be introduced along with areas or topics in their purview.
In this 2-credit module, the pharmacy technician will learn key federal laws including the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, Controlled Substances Act, HIPAA, Drug Quality and Security Act, and the Poison Prevention Packaging Act. Additionally, laws on selling pseudoephedrine over-the-counter, Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies, disposal of medications, and other miscellaneous topics will be discussed.
In this 1-credit module, safely administering, compounding, and dispensing medications are at the heart of the pharmacy profession. In this module, the pharmacy technician will be introduced to entities and organizations who set standards for the safety and quality of the medication use process. Moreover, components of compliance programs and medication safety will be reviewed.
Dr. Geoffrey Mospan is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy at Wingate University School of Pharmacy where he leads their Pharmacy Law and Pain Management courses. He graduated Magna Cum Laude in the Doctor of Pharmacy program at Ohio Northern University and is Board Certified in Pharmacotherapy. He is the author of the North Carolina Pharmacy Law Review guide and delivers a review to prepare for the North Carolina MPJE. Dr. Mospan has published several articles and delivered continuing education presentations on pharmacy law, pain management, and internal medicine topics.
Some important notes to remember regarding the Pharmacy Technician Enhanced Training: Regulatory Compliance (PTETRC) Certificate:
Registration costs $79 for members, $179 for non-members.
Once you have completed the specialty certificate, you are eligible to claim a sharable digital badge. Learn more about badges here.
This program's final exam consists of 50 unique multiple-choice questions.
You have only three (3) attempts to pass the final exam.
You may not leave the final exam in the middle and return at a later time.
The final exam has no time limit; however, we recommend that you write the answers down in case you lose your Internet connection or get interrupted while taking the exam.
You will earn continuing education credit as you complete each activity, totaling 4 credits upon final completion
You will have 12 months to complete the specialty certificate before it expires from your account.
This specialty certificate is accredited for pharmacy technicians, andNOT accredited for pharmacists or nurses.