NPTA’s Pharmacy Technician Immunization Administration
An NPTA Training Program through
Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy is pleased to partner with NPTA’s Pharmacy Technician Immunization Administration Training Program to provide this advanced training for pharmacy technicians.
NPTA’s Pharmacy Technician Immunization Administration Training Program has been developed to meet the training program requirements established by the HHS guidance under the PREP Act. Individuals eligible to participate must be nationally certified pharmacy technicians (CPhT) through either NHA or PTCB, and/or be registered/licensed by their State Board of Pharmacy.
The program is ACPE-accredited for 8.0 contact hours, including the hands-on training. Components of the training include:
Part 1: Online, self-directed learning (6.0 contact hours)
- Module 1: Vaccine preventable Disease
- Module 2: Pharmacy-Based Immunization Services
- Module 3: Storage and Handling of vaccine Inventory and Supplies
- Module 4: Vaccine Administration
- Module 5: Vaccine Safety ad Vaccine Adverse Event
- Module 6: Increasing Awareness of Immunization Services
Part 2: Vaccine Administration Hands-On Training and Skill Assessment (2.0 contact hours)
Participants will complete the six separate online learning modules (totaling six hours), each comprised of a recorded webinar and a module quiz. A score of 70% or higher is required for each quiz. After completing the self-study modules, participants must complete documented hands-on training and complete skills validations demonstrating proficiency. The date and time of the skills assessment will be set by the program coordinator.
Registration: Individuals will complete the online registration form using the link provided. Group registrations will be handled by the program coordinator.
Scheduled Offerings for Skills Assessment:
- January 27, 2023 | 1o a.m. – 12 p.m.
- March 31, 2023 | 1o a.m. – 12 p.m.
Pricing – Rates are per individual pharmacy technician
- $160 (without injection training supplies)
- $175 (with injection technique training supplies*)
*Training supplies include sterile saline, syringes, needles, alcohol prep pads, cotton balls, and bandages. Gloves and Sharper container are not included.
A 5% group discount can be offered for groups of 10 or more. Credit/debit card is the preferred form of payment. Please contact Tiffaney Threatt at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to arrange an alternative method of payment.
Tiffaney Threatt, Pharm.D.
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Kelly Clark, Pharm.D.
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Kayce Shealy, Pharm.D.
Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Registrations for the program cannot be accepted until the registration fee is paid. Once the online self-study materials have been accessed by the learner, no refund can be given. If the materials are not accessed, a refund minus a $25 cancellation fee can be given. Please contact the program coordinator if you need to cancel your registration. Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy reserves the right to cancel the program at any point in time. In that event, each registrant will be notified via email and a full refund will be made.
The emailed address submitted during registration will be used for all correspondence. It is the registrant’s responsibility to ensure that the email address submitted is correct. Registrant’s may contact the certificate program coordinator using the email provided in the program information.
Program Coordinator Contact
Tiffaney Threatt, Pharm.D.
Frequently Asked Questions
After registering for the program, the program coordinator will enroll the learner into the program. The learner will then receive an email with instructions to access the self-study training materials through their online learning portal. Once the self-study materials are complete, the learner may participate in part 2, the injection technique skills assessment.
The skills assessment is supervised and taught by a state-licensed, immunization-certified pharmacist affiliated with Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy.
What is included in the skills assessment and how will the pharmacy technician student learner complete the hands-on skills assessment?
The program coordinator will set up a date and time to complete the skills assessment. The learner will be able to complete the skills assessment if all self-study components are complete (module quiz scores must be 70% or higher). The skills assessment training will include:
- Watching a Vaccine Administration Techniques video
- Completing a minimum of 90 minutes of hands-on training using an injection simulator pad or other equivalent mechanism (e.g., uncooked chicken breast with skin).
- Completing two skills assessments observed by the instructor/pharmacist, including (1) human intramuscular injection of sterile NS, and (1) human subcutaneous injection of sterile NS.
Virtual training is an option for the skills assessment. If this route is selected, the technician will need to secure a person to receive the two injections of sterile NS as described above and an immunization certified pharmacist to verify the skills assessment. The certificate program coordinator will provide the verifying pharmacist with skills verification instructions and paperwork to complete.
The certificate program instructor will validate the learner’s completion of training in the learner’s training portal. Once their training is validated, the learner will be able to access and print their certificate of completion. All CEs are automatically uploaded upon completion of the course. Learners should allow 1-2 hours for the CE credits to process on the CPE Monitor. Learners may check their CE credits at nabp.pharmacy under their profile at any time.
Contact the program coordinator at email@example.com. The coordinator will work with the organization to determine discounted pricing and obtain the required information for each participant that includes:
- First and last name
- Email address
- DOB (MMDD)- no year