CE training course for Pharmacy Technicians

Regulatory Compliance

Pharmacy technicians play an important role to support practice compliance with federal and state pharmacy laws.

Recognized Training Program:  PTCB – This online course is a PTCB-Recognized Education/Training Program for their Medication Therapy Management Certificate. It is designed based on the domains, tasks, and knowledge statements developed by PTCB.

This course teaches laws and regulations, ethics, safety, and quality assurance strategies for technicians to follow in order to protect the patients they serve.

*This course is approved as a prerequisite for pharmacy technicians sitting for PTCB's Regulatory Compliance Assessment-based Certificate Exam.

Upon successful completion of this knowledge-based CPE course, pharmacy technicians should be able to:

Objective #1

Discuss the respective role of each of the three branches of government.

Objective #2

Explain how administrative agencies meet their regulatory goals.

Objective #3

Describe the structure and function of the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.

Objective #4

Indicate how federal drug laws assure the integrity of pharmaceutical products.

Objective #5

Explain regulatory requirements for extemporaneous compounding of pharmaceuticals.

Objective #6

Explain the process through which generic pharmaceuticals are approved.

Objective #7

Describe the closed system of controlled substance distribution.

Objective #8

Recognize red flags of controlled substance diversion.

Objective #9

Explain point-of-sale requirements for patient counseling and drug use review.

Objective #10

Identify tasks that pharmacy technicians are allowed to perform under state laws.

Objective #11

Discuss the legal requirements for credentialing of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

Objective #12

Outline the responsibilities of a Pharmacist-in-Charge.

Objective #13

Describe the process of quality improvement to prevent pharmacy errors.

Objective #14

List elements of an effective frontline pharmacy error prevention program.

Objective #15

Identify the basic principles of pharmacy practice ethics.

Objective #16

Discuss the steps that must be taken to assure patient confidentiality in pharmacy.

Meet Your Faculty Experts

David B. Brushwood, R.Ph, J.D.
Senior Lecturer, The University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy
Pharmacy Law Content Developer, CEimpact

Professor Emeritus of Pharmaceutical Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida College of Pharmacy
Senior Lecture, University of Wyoming College of Pharmacy

David Brushwood is a pharmacist attorney who has taught pharmacy law for more than 30 years and mentored students in MPJE prep throughout.

Regulatory Compliance for Pharmacy Technicians

Help your pharmacy stay safe and be responsive to regulatory changes!