Board Certified Sterile Compounding
Pharmacy Technician (BCSCPT)
If you are a certified pharmacy technician with at least two years of experience in compounding sterile preparations, you are eligible to earn your BCSCPT.
Demonstrate Your Advanced Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
After earning this certificate, you will demonstrate your expertise in:
- Regulations and guidelines for sterile compouding
- Facilities & engineering controls for sterile compounding
- Equipment & supplies for sterile compounding
- Sterile compounding calculations
- Hand-hygiene and garbing procedures for sterile compounding
- Aseptic technique
- Quality assurance and quality control in sterile compounding
- Medication safety considerations for sterile compounding
Candidates must be an active CPhT (through either NHA or PTCB) and meet one of the following eligibility requirements to sit for this exam:
Option 1. Completion of a BPTS-Recognized Board Certified Sterile Compounding Pharmacy Technician
+ at least 1 year or 1,000 hours of experience in compounding sterile preparations, OR
Option 2. At least 2 years or 2,000 hours of experience in compounding sterile preparations.
Recognized Training Programs
The following are BPTS-Recognized training programs for the Board Certified Sterile Compounding Pharmacy Technician Exam:
Additional training programs will be added upon recognition.
*Training providers interested in submitting a program for recognition – click here.
The exam fee for the Board Certified Sterile Compounding Pharmacy Technician Exam is $89.
This fee includes one complimentary retake, if required.
The Board Certified Sterile Compounding Pharmacy Technician Exam is a computer-based exam comprised of 100 multiple choice questions.
Candidates will have 120 minutes to complete the exam and survey.
The exam can be taken at your preferred location, such as at home, and is available online, 24/7.
As a part of the registration process, you will have the opportunity to indicate your need for ADA exam accommodations.
After registration is completed, you will receive an email with instructions on how to complete and submit your request for accommodations.
Taking Your Exam
Instructions will be sent to candidates after applications are reviewed and approved.
Earning Your Certificate & Badge
After passing the exam, you will receive a digital badge and certificate through Credly. This will allow you to print a copy of your certificate and display your digital badge on your resume, your social accounts (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter) or even as part of your email signature.
The Board Certified Sterile Compounding Pharmacy Technician certification must be renewed every 2 years and requires 10 hours of ACPE-accredited continuing education related to sterile compounding. The renewal fee is $29 every 2 years.