Indiana Pharmacy Tech School – IN
By Allison Skoglind, allied health world contributing writer
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Both the ICPT and PTCB require 20 hours of continuing education every two years to maintain certification. Therefore, pharmacy technicians in Indiana must comply with ICPT/PTCB continuing education requirements to keep them in compliance with IBP certification standards. Proof of continuing education credits is mandatory for license renewal through the IBP as well. Basically, pharmacy technicians can achieve continuing education credits through any pharmacy related education or training as approved by the ICPT, PTCB and/or IBP. Indiana pharmacy technician schools often provide a forum for this continuing education. Many pharmacy technicians gain continuing education credits through:
-Approved online or college courses
-Pharmacist supervised learning (can be at workplace)
Some national ICPT/PTCB supported continuing education resources include:
A great resource for finding Indiana specific, local information regarding training and continuing education programs is the Indiana Pharmacists Alliance (IPA). Through the IPA website, pharmacy technicians can find links to dozens of local hospitals, pharmacies and colleges offering legitimate continuing education opportunities. The Indiana Academy of Pharmacy Technicians (IAPT) can also be accessed here.Through campus based and online programs, aspiring Pharmacy Techs in Indianapolis, Fort Wayne and Evansville, Indiana may be able to prepare themselves for the possibility of employment in some of the largest hospitals and healthcare facilities in the state including the Deaconess Hospital, Community Hospital East, and Parkview Hospital.