The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) has granted more than 300 Compounded Sterile Preparation Technician™ (CSPT™) Certifications. Launched in December 2017, the CSPT Program is PTCB’s first advanced certification program, certifying a pharmacy technician in compounded sterile preparation, the process for compounding medications that must be prepared using aseptic techniques.
“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 in a press release. “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.”