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Designed exclusively for pharmacy technicians and their unique role in the pharmacy, PTU Elite programs help techs advance their careers by developing essential competencies to enhance pharmacy practice. 

Available for purchase as standalone offerings, PTU Elite offerings focus on specific topic areas and are the perfect complement to PTU.

The PTU Elite suite of offerings includes:

  • PTU Elite: CSPT® Exam Preparation Program
    Provides an efficient and affordable program to prepare PTCB-certified pharmacy technicians to pass the PTCB CSPT® exam.   Learn More >>  
  • PTU Elite: Soft Skills Program
    Helps pharmacy technicians build and develop essential competencies that lead to safer, patient-centered care and improved staff retention.   Learn More >>  
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PTU Elite: CSPT® Exam Preparation Program

The Pharmacy Technicians University (PTU) Elite CSPT® (Compounded Sterile Preparation Technician) Prep Program provides an efficient and affordable program to prepare PTCB-certified techs to pass the PTCB CSPT® exam. This new online exam prep program includes didactic and simulation courses on the essential compounding knowledge standards, and is convenient, interactive, and easy to use.

Now, currently-practicing, nationally-certified pharmacy technicians can participate in the PTU Elite CSPT® Prep Program, saving you money and saving your technicians time. Plus, you’ll be better prepared for Board of Pharmacy audits and reviews, and to demonstrate your commitment to quality, medication safety, and a higher level of patient care.

The program curriculum includes 27 didactic hours and 32 simulation hours. (See full curriculum list.)
 

Benefits:

  • Shorter Prep Time: Trainees who complete this PTCB-recognized program can sit for the CSPT® exam with just 1 year of experience in compounded sterile preparation (versus the standard 3-year requirement)
  • High-Quality and Comprehensive: Curriculum aligned with PTCB’s high standards for CSPT® certification; courses cover all relevant topics, including compliance for USP <797> and USP <800>
  • Top Pass Rates: PTU grads boast a 77% pass rate on the PTCE® exam – 20% higher than the national average

PTU Elite: Soft Skills Program

This 11-didactic hour online solution, designed exclusively for the pharmacy technician role, helps techs build and develop essential competencies that lead to safer, patient-centered care and improved staff retention.

With a focus on communication, empathy, leadership, conflict management, and teamwork, this online program combines practice-ready clinical resources with multimedia modules to foster harmonious, well-rounded pharmacy teams.

Interactive learning modules in each course make implementation of new skills easy, and include highly-relevant, concise, technician-specific information. Each student receives a certificate upon successful completion of the PTU: Elite Soft Skills Program.

Benefits:

  • Enhance patient care: Technicians learn actionable communication tactics to defuse tense situations, acknowledge sensitive topics, and put patients at ease
  • Improve teamwork: Technicians gain skills in collaboration, managing up, leadership, and more
  • Support career development: Investing in well-rounded technicians leads to lower turnover and higher job satisfaction
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