The Pharmacy Technician Accreditation Commission (PTAC) is a collaboration between ACPE and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) to promote, assure, and advance the quality of pharmacy technician education and training programs in the United States. Both the ASHP and ACPE boards of directors approve accreditation standards.

The ASHP/ACPE Accreditation Standards for Pharmacy Technician Education and Training Programs, a list of accredited programs, and information on preparing for accreditation are all available on the ASHP website.

Commission

The Pharmacy Technician Accreditation Commission (PTAC) advises the ASHP and ACPE Boards on measures to ensure standardized quality pharmacy technician education and training programs.

Members of PTAC are:

  • Barbara Lacher, BS, RPhTech, CPhT

    Assistant Program Director and an Associate Professor of the Pharmacy Technician Program

    North Dakota State College of Science
    Wahpeton, North Dakota

  • John Smith, EdD

    Director of Secondary Programs and Alternative Education

    East San Gabriel Valley Regional Occupational Program and Technical Center
    West Covina, California

  • Karen Snipe, CPhT, MAEd

    Pharmacy Technician Program Coordinator

    Trident Technical College
    Charleston, South Carolina

  • Donna Wall, PharmD

    Clinical Pharmacist

    Indiana University Hospital
    Indianapolis, Indiana

Additional information on PTAC, including frequently asked questions can be found at http://www.ashp.org/menu/Technicians/Technician-Accreditation/PTAC.aspx

Standards

On the recommendation of the Pharmacy Technician Accreditation Commission, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the ACPE board of directors have approved Accreditation Standards for Pharmacy Technician Education and Training Programs.

These standards have been developed to:

  • Protect the public
  • Serve as a guide for pharmacy technician education and training program development
  • Provide criteria for the evaluation of new and established programs, and
  • Promote continuous improvement of established programs

Below, please find the foundational documents for pharmacy technician accreditation:

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Accredited Programs

A directory of accredited pharmacy technician training programs, including site names, addresses, program director and program description, can be accessed here.