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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Save the Date

2020 Pharmacy Technician Day

Date and Time

Saturday, October 3, 2020
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location

Spokane Community College
1810 North Greene Street
Spokane, WA 99217

Cost

$50 – SPA member
$85 – Non-member
$75 – Non-member with one-year SPA technician membership
Free – SCC Pharmacy Tech Student
$15 – Non-SCC Pharmacy Tech Student

CE Speaker Line Up

Speakers to be announced.

CE Information

Six hours of ACPE CE total.

The Washington State Pharmacy Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education

Additional Information

We hope to have our Technician Day in-person but may move to an online format depending on state recommendations regarding COVID-19 at the time of the event.

Questions

Please email Carla Hibbs or Christeen Hancock if you have any questions.


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