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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2019 Pharmacy Technician Day CE

Date and Time

Sat, October 5, 2019
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Location

Spokane Community College
1810 North Greene Street
Building 9 Room 003
Spokane, WA 99217

Cost

$50 – SPA/WSPA member
$85 – Non-member
$75 – Non-member with one-year SPA technician membership
Free – Pharmacy Tech Student (please still register so we know how many to plan for)

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2019 CE Speaker Line Up

Six hours of ACPE CE total.

Pharmacy Law Update
Eleanor Doss, Pharm.D.

Chemotherapy Update
Michael Brandt, Pharm.D.

“You’re an Official Pharmacy Technician, Now What?”
Kaitlyn Smith, Pharm.D.

5 Dysfunctions of a Team
Audrey Oleson, Doctor of Pharmacy Candidate 2020

Mental Health First Aid
Easton Stoner, Doctor of Pharmacy Candidate 2021

Please email April Parker if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing all of you at Tech Day!

The CE’s earned at Tech Day will be ACPE Accredited.

Thank you to the Washington State Pharmacy Association for being our event co-sponsor this year! WSPA members may register at the SPA member price of $50.

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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.

You can find more information on the Washington State Board of Pharmacy’s Webpage.  If you have questions, please contact Kitty Slater-Einert at 360.236.4861 or by email at kitty.slater@doh.wa.gov

Kitty Slater-Einert
Rules Coordinator
Washington State Board of Pharmacy
PO Box 47863
Olympia, WA 98504-7863
P-360-236-4861
F-360-236-2901
kitty.slater@doh.wa.gov