22-Aug-13 11:00 AM  CST

ASHP, ACPE to Collaborate on Pharmacy Technician Training Accreditation

ASHP and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) today announced a new collaboration to accredit pharmacy technician education and training programs, beginning in late 2014.

The collaboration will result in the creation of the Pharmacy Technician Accreditation Commission (PTAC), which will be tasked with assuring and advancing the quality of pharmacy technician education and training programs.

The PTAC will conduct document reviews and site surveys and advise the ASHP and ACPE boards of directors, which will then agree on final accreditation actions. The establishment of the PTAC expands upon ASHP’s 31-year history as the national accrediting body for pharmacy technician training programs and incorporates ACPE’s long-time expertise in the accreditation of pharmacy educational programs.

"The creation of this new accrediting body is a critical next step in the evolution of pharmacy technician education and training programs, helping to assure employers and pharmacists in all settings of the quality and standardization of these programs,” said Paul W. Abramowitz, Pharm.D., DSc (Hon), FASHP, ASHP’s Chief Executive Officer.

“We think that the collaboration between ASHP and ACPE is the perfect blend of knowledge and oversight that this process requires.”

For more information about this new collaboration, see the ASHP news release or their “Frequently Asked Questions.”



Source: ASHP | August 20, 2013


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