Pharmacy Technician Library

All the CE You Need for Your PTCB Recertification and All Your State Requirements*

About this Library


Our goal is to provide the most comprehensive library of accredited pharmacy technician education. These ACPE-accredited activities focus on the following subject areas and will be updated continually: patient safety, pharmacy law, pharmacology, drug information, medication therapy management and general pharmacy practice.

Our pharmacy technician recertification courses were developed by educational specialists from Postgraduate Healthcare Education, PowerPak in conjunction with faculty from leading colleges of pharmacy. The objectives for each T-designated course align with the core competencies listed in PTCB's Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination Blueprint.

What's Included in Your Package Purchase


  • CE you need for your PTCB recertification and your state requirements for only 67¢ per credit hour
  • Unlimited access to 45 courses and 75 credit hours, presented in a widely used PowerPak format
  • Designed to meet PTCB pharmacy technician-specific recertification requirements
  • Patient safety and law activities available
  • One live webinar available each month for 1 hour of live CE credit
  • Choose from a broad selection of activities so you're sure to find courses that interest you
  • All courses are available to you 24/7 for 1 year so you can get credits whenever you need them
  • CE activities are continually updated and added to assure 75 credit hours are available to you

Topics


Pharmacy Practice Pharmaceuticals Human Trafficking Sex Trafficking Labor Trafficking Pharmacology Veterinary Medicine Veterinary Pharmacy

Included CE


Included Webinars

One live webinar is available each month for 1 hour of Live CE credit.

*Note: the package must be purchased before registering for the webinar.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Update and Overview for Pharmacy Professionals

Live Webinar | 2 hours
Presenter: Darrell Hulisz, RPh, PharmD
Date: November 30, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST

Vitamin D Primer for Pharmacy Professionals

Live Webinar | 1 hour
Presenter: Darrell Hulisz, RPh, PharmD
Date: December 21, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST

The Common Cold: An Update for Pharmacy Professionals

Live Webinar | 2 hours
Presenter: Darrell Hulisz, RPh, PharmD
Date: December 28, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST

Courses

Minimum of 75 CE hours always available

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Topics: Law
Credits: 2.00
Publication Date: 2/23/2019
Expiration Date: 2/23/2022

To educate pharmacy technicians about safe and responsible disposal of medication, the laws regarding medication disposal and how they can assist patients in the pharmacy setting.

Topics: Medication Errors, Patient Safety, Medical Errors
Credits: 2.00
Publication Date: 1/30/2019
Expiration Date: 1/30/2022

Identifying and preventing medication errors is a significant challenge in all healthcare settings. Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians must understand common methodologies for detecting sources of risk in order to participate in error and risk investigations and to implement changes in pharmacy practice.

Topics: Diabetes
Credits: 2.00
Publication Date: 1/30/2019
Expiration Date: 1/30/2022

To educate pharmacy technicians about oral agents used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

Topics: Diabetes, Medication Therapy Management
Credits: 2.00
Publication Date: 5/2/2019
Expiration Date: 5/2/2022

The goal of this CE module is to educate pharmacy technicians on the available non-insulin injectable medications for the management of diabetes.

Topics: Diabetes, Patient Safety
Credits: 2.00
Publication Date: 2/6/2019
Expiration Date: 2/6/2022

To educate pharmacy technicians about insulin safety.

Topics: Diabetes, Medication Therapy Management
Credits: 2.00
Publication Date: 5/2/2019
Expiration Date: 5/2/2022

The goal of this CE module is to educate pharmacy technicians about what constitutes a healthy diet for patients with diabetes and how different food choices affect blood glucose control.

Topics: Diabetes
Credits: 0.50
Publication Date: 2/6/2019
Expiration Date: 2/6/2022

To provide pharmacy technicians with information on how medication therapy management services can be provided at the pharmacy level and describe how technicians can be directly involved in the medication review process.

Topics: Law, Medical Marijuana
Credits: 2.00
Publication Date: 4/12/2019
Expiration Date: 4/12/2022

To provide an understanding of the pharmacology, and potential clinical uses of marijuana and its constituents and to provide a basis for appreciation of the controversy and legal issues surrounding evolving state and federal programs that attempt to regulate the availability of marijuana for medical and non-medical use.

Topics: Addiction, Opioid, Drug Abuse, Opioid Use Disorder
Credits: 2.00
Publication Date: 11/30/2018
Expiration Date: 11/30/2021

Module 1. To provide pharmacists and pharmacy technicians with a description of the opioid crisis and ensure that they have the information necessary to recognize opioid use disorder and provide short-term stabilization.

Topics: Addiction, Opioid, Drug Abuse, Opioid Use Disorder
Credits: 2.00
Publication Date: 11/30/2018
Expiration Date: 11/30/2021

Module 3. To ensure that pharmacists and pharmacy technicians understand the concept of harm reduction as it relates to the management of opioid use disorder and, specifically, the role of naloxone in managing an opioid overdose.

Topics: Diabetes, Medication Therapy Management
Credits: 2.00
Publication Date: 5/2/2019
Expiration Date: 5/2/2022

The goal of this CE module is to educate pharmacists on how exercise impacts diabetes control, and to familiarize themselves with different types and levels of exercise therapy that may be appropriate for patients with diabetes.

Topics: Diabetes
Credits: 2.50
Publication Date: 6/1/2019
Expiration Date: 6/1/2022

To provide pharmacy technicians with knowledge of the types of insulin products available and how these products are used to manage diabetes mellitus.

Topics: Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Pharmacy, Compounding
Credits: 2.50
Publication Date: 6/21/2019
Expiration Date: 6/21/2022

To provide pharmacy technicians with knowledge and skills to facilitate preparation of high quality and legally compliant simple, moderate, and complex nonsterile compounded preparations for veterinary patients.

Topics: Compounding
Credits: 2.00
Publication Date: 7/8/2019
Expiration Date: 7/8/2022

To review the components and delivery systems of sterile compounded ophthalmic medications and how to properly prepare them according to United States Pharmacopeia standards.

Topics: Law
Credits: 2.00
Publication Date: 8/7/2019
Expiration Date: 7/31/2022

Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in Texas must understand laws and regulations relating to the practice of pharmacy. This module will address recent updates to the Texas Pharmacy Act and the Texas Board of Pharmacy Rules that impact the pharmacy profession, interprofessional collaboration, and patient care.

Topics: Immunizations
Credits: 1.00
Publication Date: 8/27/2019
Expiration Date: 5/29/2022

Update pharmacy professionals (pharmacists and pharmacy technicians) on recent updates to special populations immunization needs and review current guidelines.

Topics: Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking, Labor Trafficking
Credits: 2.00
Publication Date: 9/9/2019
Expiration Date: 9/9/2022

To gain critical skills needed to sensitively identify, support and refer victims of human trafficking to safety.

Topics: LGBTQ
Credits: 2.00
Publication Date: 9/9/2019
Expiration Date: 9/9/2022

To give pharmacists and pharmacy technicians the tools and information that they need to offer quality care and create a safe and welcoming environment for LGBTQ+ patients.

Topics: Law, CBD
Credits: 2.00
Publication Date: 10/9/2019
Expiration Date: 10/9/2022

Cannabidiol (CBD), a compound found in marijuana which does not produce the "high" associated with tetrahydrocannbinol (THC), has become an extremely popular and widely available therapy for a wide variety of disorders, although generally with little reliable evidence.

Topics: Pharmacology, Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Pharmacy
Credits: 2.00
Publication Date: 10/10/2019
Expiration Date: 10/6/2022

The goal of this educational activity is to introduce pharmacy technicians to important anatomical and physiological features of non-human patients that have implications for drug therapy. This information is necessary for pharmacy technicians to understand pharmacology in veterinary pharmacy and veterinary medicine.

Topics: Law
Credits: 1.00
Publication Date: 10/10/2019
Expiration Date: 9/25/2022

The Drug Quality and Security Act (DQSA), was signed into law by President Obama on November 27, 2013. Title II of DQSA, the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA), outlines critical steps to build an electronic, interoperable system to identify and trace certain prescription drugs as they are distributed in the US.

Topics: Compounding
Credits: 2.00
Publication Date: 10/17/2019
Expiration Date: 10/17/2022

To present requirements for establishing and maintaining policies, facilities, and personnel needed for production of sterile compounded preparations in accordance with laws, regulations, and standards in the United States.

Topics: Infectious Disease, Immunizations, Influenza
Credits: 2.00
Publication Date: 10/22/2019
Expiration Date: 10/22/2022

To provide information on historical and new trends in influenza vaccination that impact patient care, including updated recommendations provided by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for the 2019-2020 influenza season.

Topics: Law, Ethics, Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Pharmacy
Credits: 2.00
Publication Date: 10/29/2019
Expiration Date: 10/29/2022

The goal of this activity is to educate pharmacists and pharmacy technicians about important concepts in veterinary drug law and aspects of ethical professional behavior by pharmacy personnel when dispensing drugs for use in non-human species.

Topics: Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Pharmacy
Credits: 2.00
Publication Date: 11/1/2019
Expiration Date: 11/1/2022

The goal of this educational activity is to educate pharmacists and pharmacy technicians about drugs, excipients, preservatives, flavors, dyes, and foods that are known or suspected to cause toxicities in dogs and cats, with an emphasis on the mechanisms by which these items cause harm in each species.

Topics: Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Pharmacy
Credits: 1.50
Publication Date: 11/6/2019
Expiration Date: 11/6/2022

The goal of this educational activity is to introduce pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to the most commonly used information resources for veterinary medicine.

Topics: Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Pharmacy
Credits: 3.00
Publication Date: 11/11/2019
Expiration Date: 11/11/2022

The goal of this activity is to provide pharmacists and pharmacy technicians with a working knowledge of the most commonly prescribed veterinary-only antimicrobial agents and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

Topics: Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Pharmacy
Credits: 3.00
Publication Date: 11/11/2019
Expiration Date: 11/11/2022

The goal of this activity is to provide pharmacists and pharmacy technicians with a working knowledge of veterinary-only hormonal agents and other commonly prescribed drugs.

Topics: Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Pharmacy
Credits: 2.00
Publication Date: 11/13/2019
Expiration Date: 11/13/2022

The goal of this activity is to provide pharmacists and pharmacy technicians with a working knowledge of the most common canine disease states, principles of therapy and monitoring, and provide pharmacists with important counseling points, so that pharmacy personnel can provide optimal pharmaceutical care and products for canine patients.

Topics: Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Pharmacy
Credits: 2.00
Publication Date: 11/13/2019
Expiration Date: 11/13/2022

The goal of this activity is to provide pharmacists and pharmacy technicians with a working knowledge of the most common feline disease states, principles of therapy and monitoring, and provide pharmacists with important counseling points, so that pharmacy personnel can provide optimal pharmaceutical care and products for feline patients.

Topics: Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Pharmacy
Credits: 2.00
Publication Date: 11/13/2019
Expiration Date: 11/13/2022

The goal of this activity is to provide pharmacists and pharmacy technicians with a working knowledge of the most common equine disease states, principles of therapy and monitoring, and provide pharmacists with important counseling points, so that pharmacists can provide optimal pharmaceutical care and products for equine patients.

Topics: Diabetes
Credits: 2.00
Publication Date: 11/21/2019
Expiration Date: 11/21/2022

To provide pharmacy technicians with a broad understanding of the definitions of type 1 and type 2 diabetes, the clinical features of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and the progressive nature of type 2 diabetes.

Topics: Diabetes
Credits: 1.50
Publication Date: 12/6/2019
Expiration Date: 12/6/2022

The goal of this CE module is to educate pharmacy technicians on the basic concepts of blood glucose monitoring and interpretation of results to assist in the appropriate treatment of patients with diabetes mellitus.

Topics: Transitions of Care
Credits: 2.00
Publication Date: 12/13/2019
Expiration Date: 12/13/2022

Inform and educate pharmacy technicians about transitions of care and the need for collaboration with other health care professionals as patients transition from one health care setting to the next and provide resources, tools, and key components for implementing and/or improving transitions of care as suggested in primary literature and governing bodies.

Topics: Patient Safety
Credits: 2.00
Publication Date: 2/3/2020
Expiration Date: 2/3/2023

To review the origin and types of medication errors and to explain the role of the pharmacy technician in improving medication safety.

Topics: Community Pharmacy, Home Care
Credits: 2.00
Publication Date: 2/20/2020
Expiration Date: 2/20/2023

To improve the pharmacy technician's ability to locate and utilize appropriate drug information resources in pharmacy practice in order to help the pharmacist respond to questions from consumers and other health care professionals in an effective, efficient manner.

Topics: Pediatrics, Patient Safety
Credits: 2.00
Publication Date: 2/23/2020
Expiration Date: 2/23/2023

To enhance the pharmacy technician's understanding of common illnesses in pediatric patients, as well as the unique physiological characteristics of this population, in order to improve medication safety and patient care calculations performed in the traditional pharmacy practice setting.

Topics: Common Cold
Credits: 2.00
Publication Date: 2/26/2020
Expiration Date: 2/26/2023

The goal of this activity is to prepare pharmacy technicians to assist pharmacists by eliciting appropriate and useful information from patients complaining of allergic rhinitis or the common cold.

Topics: Community Pharmacy, Health Systems Pharmacy, Pharmacy Information System Usage and Application
Credits: 2.00
Publication Date: 3/2/2020
Expiration Date: 3/2/2023

To improve the pharmacy technician's ability to locate and utilize appropriate drug information resources in pharmacy practice in order to help the pharmacist respond to questions from consumers and other health care professionals in an effective, efficient manner.

Topics: Infectious Disease, Respiratory/Pulmonary, Community Pharmacy, Health Systems Pharmacy, COVID-19
Credits: 2.00
Publication Date: 4/3/2020
Expiration Date: 4/2/2023

To review the properties, epidemiology, and treatment of coronaviruses and their infections in people, with emphasis on the novel 2019 coronavirus.

Topics: Inventory Management
Credits: 2.00
Publication Date: 4/9/2020
Expiration Date: 4/9/2023

Topics: Law, Community Pharmacy, Health Systems Pharmacy, Human Trafficking, Child Abuse
Credits: 3.00
Publication Date: 8/11/2020
Expiration Date: 8/11/2023

This course will provide mandated training on child abuse recognition, reporting, and prevention in accordance with Pennsylvania state statutory requirements for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

Topics: Human Trafficking
Credits: 2.00
Publication Date: 11/25/2020
Expiration Date: 11/25/2023

Topics: Managed Care, Cultural Competency, Ethics, Community Pharmacy, Health-System
Credits: 2.00
Publication Date: 3/3/2021
Expiration Date: 3/3/2024

Topics: Managed Care, Cultural Competency, Ethics, Community Pharmacy, Health-System
Credits: 2.00
Publication Date: 4/2/2021
Expiration Date: 4/2/2024

Topics: Law, Ethics, Community Pharmacy, Managed Care Pharmacy
Credits: 2.00
Publication Date: 5/14/2021
Expiration Date: 5/14/2024

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*Note for Nevada: This library does not include a course specific to law in your state. All other courses and credit hours in this library meet your state requirement.