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2019 Modules

About Pharmacy Tech Topics™

Pharmacy Tech Topics™ provides quality continuing education for pharmacy technicians. Pharmacy Tech Topics™ accredits at least one hour of pharmacy law and one hour of patient safety CPE credit in alternating years. Therefore, a consecutive two-year subscription fulfills all of the recertification requirements for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)..

2 Convenient Subscription Options

You may now order EITHER Online Only or Paper By Mail Subscriptions on the Pharmacy Tech Topics™ website!

Online Only Subscription:
Immediate access to published modules and testing online only.

Paper By Mail Subscription:
Published modules are delivered to your mailbox, and includes the ability for online access and testing too.

3 Easy Ways to Purchase

Subscribe Annually

Buy a full 1 or 2 year subscription

Buy Single Topics

Select single topics & pay as you go

Pick and Choose

Buy 4 or 8 modules and get the annual price!

Compare Pricing and View Order Options


Please Read Before Subscribing

For Paper By Mail subscribers, you may still mail or fax your completed exam sheets to
the office, if you prefer. Please contact the office at (815) 227-9292, if you have any

Modules are released quarterly in January, April, July and October. You will not have access to the current year's modules until the month they are published.

Previously published modules are still available. Modules are valid for two years from the month of publication.



This is a reminder that effective January 1, 2016, PTCB will implement a change in continuing education (CE) recertification requirements for CPhTs that reduces the allowable number of CE hours earned via college/university courses from 15 to 10. Beginning in 2016, a maximum of 10 of your 20 CE hours may be earned by completing a relevant college course with a grade of 'C' or better.Read more.


April 21, 2014 PTCB announced a new requirement - all CPhTs eligible to recertify beginning with the July recertification cycle are required to complete one hour of continuing pharmacy education (CPE) in patient safety, in addition to the already required hour of law CPE, as part of 20 hours of CPE needed for recertification. Read the full statement here.

The GOOD NEWS is that a Pharmacy Tech TopicsTM two-year subscription includes law and patient safety CE, meeting PTCB requirements. Or you may purchase individual modules that meet these requirements.


As of Jan 2, 2013, any participants seeking CPE credit must have an NABP eProfile ID as required by NABP and ACPE.

You will not be able to take tests without obtaining your NABP e-Profile ID first.

Check Your NABP e-Profile and Include Your PTCB Certification Number The CPE Monitor is a national, collaborative effort by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education that allows pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to track their completed CPE credits in a central system. PTCB is completing the first step in the process of connecting information in your CPE Monitor account to your PTCB Account. In the future, this connection is designed to allow CE hours entered into your CPE Monitor account to simultaneously be recorded in your PTCB Account. Part of this process involves you, as a CPhT. It is important that you log into your CPE Monitor account to be sure your NABP e-Profile is set up correctly, and then check to be sure your PTCB Certification number is reflected. All pharmacy technicians are encouraged to register for CPE Monitor if they have not already done so.

To obtain your NABP e-Profile ID, click here.


Pharmacy technicians registered in Florida, please click this link for instructions on uploading your credit to CE Broker.