Washington is a special place for pharmacy technicians. Did you know that the Board of Pharmacy now licenses more pharmacy technicians than pharmacists? It’s true! You are an important part of pharmacy and of the Spokane Pharmacy Association.
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2018 Pharmacy Technician Day CE
Mark you calendars for Saturday, October 6, 2018! The CE’s earned at Tech Day will be reported to CPE monitor and NABP.
2018 CE Speaker Line Up
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Jeffery Clark, Pharm.D., clinical assistant professor of pharmacotherapy at Washington State University
Eleanor Doss, Pharm.D., pharmacist investigator for the Washington state Department of Health and PQAC
Tammy Sandoval, pharmacy technician and Sacred Heart Medical History member
Check back soon for full event details and to register!
Please email April Parker if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing all of you at Tech Day 2018!
Permanent Rules Requiring Pharmacy Technicians to Complete Continuing Education
The Washington State Board of Pharmacy has adopted rules which establish continuing education (CE) requirements for pharmacy technicians. The adopted rule was filed with the Code Revisers Office. View rule and FAQs here.
The rule requires pharmacy technicians to complete 10 hours of continuing education (CED) or 1.0 CE unit annually. One hour must be in pharmacy law and the remaining nine hours must be in pharmacy technician related education. The proposed rule mirrors the national CE standards for pharmacy technicians set by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board and the Institute for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians.
Continuing education accrual cycles will begin with those pharmacy technicians that have a January 1, 2013, birthday. The first continuing education hours will not be required to be attested to, or reported, until January 1, 2014.
Washington State Board of Pharmacy
PO Box 47863
Olympia, WA 98504-7863
A Community Pharmacy Technician’s Role in Reducing Medication Errors
Pharmacy technicians play a major role in community pharmacy practice. The pharmacist relies on the technician to provide an extra layer of safety. It is important for technicians to follow system-based processes and inform the pharmacist when these processes do not work or are unmanageable. See full article.