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.
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:
- Clinical Pharmacist
Indiana University Hospital
- Assistant Program Director and an Associate Professor of the Pharmacy Technician Program
North Dakota State College of Science
Wahpeton, North Dakota
- Director of Secondary Programs and Alternative Education
East San Gabriel Valley Regional Occupational Program and Technical Center
West Covina, California
- Pharmacy Technician Program Director at
FORTIS Colleges and Institutes
- Chief Pharmacy Officer at University of California (UC) San Diego Health; Associate Dean for Professional Practice, and Clinical Professor in the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at UC San Diego
San Diego, California
World Resources Chicago
- Vice President Strategy
McKesson Pharmacy Optimization
- Director of Pharmacy Services
Yale New Haven Hospital
New York City, NY
- Director of the Pharmacy Technician Program at Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences; Pharmacy Technician Education Coordinator at Mayo Clinic
- Senior Director, Pharmacy Technician Accreditation and Residency Services and lead surveyor
Additional information on PTAC, including frequently asked questions can be found at http://www.ashp.org/menu/Technicians/Technician-Accreditation/PTAC.aspx
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:
Tools and Resources
ACPE and ASHP have developed a number of tools and resources to support programs interested in pursuing accreditation, including:
Tools to support programs in applying for accreditation are as follows:
Training and Workshops
There are no current technician training programs or workshops scheduled. Please check back!
A directory of accredited pharmacy technician training programs, including site names, addresses, program director and program description, can be accessed here.