The Value of Point-of-Care Testing Services

Point of care testing for pharmacy technicians certification

Pharmacy technicians are an essential part of the healthcare team, providing support to pharmacists and ensuring that medications are dispensed safely and accurately. In recent years, pharmacy technicians have also become increasingly involved in point-of-care (POC) testing services, which are diagnostic tests that can be performed at the point of care, rather than being sent […]

4P: Overview of The Polio Vaccine

Table of Contents Overview of Polio Pete Kreckel, microCE, 0.25 hours I wonder what will be written about COVID, vaccines, and masking in the next 50 to 100 years!  All of us students of history remember learning that Franklin Delano Roosevelt was a polio victim.  His efforts with the March of Dimes provided much needed […]

RSV Epidemiology & Treatment for Pharmacists

Welcome to another MicroCE addition from Professor Pete. After reading this article, make sure to see our Glaucoma, mumps and rubella, and ear infections article.  freeCE is committed to providing world-class continuing education for pharmacists.  Overview of RSV Pete Kreckel, microCE, 0.25 hours   My sister Mary, is a top flight pediatric nurse with over […]

freeCE Webinars Premiering in March

New Online Learning Continuing Education for Pharmacy Professionals

Table of Contents Live Pharmacy CE Webinars freeCE has a full schedule of live CE planned through the rest of March, including the five new courses featured below. Choose your favorites and join us to grow your expertise and work toward your continuing education requirements!   Increasing Effective Communication with Deaf or Hard of Hearing […]

Pharmacy Technicians & Standards Set by Regulatory Bodies

compound sterlization, pharmacy technician standards

Table of Contents   It is common for pharmacy technicians to be involved in compounding, helping pharmacists oversee day-to-day preparation of sterile and non-sterile medicines while meeting standards required by regulatory bodies.   Sterile Compounding Sterile compounding is a method of preparing medications for patients in a sterile (free from bacteria, viruses or any other […]

Where The Future of Pharmacy Is Headed With Cannabis

cannabis being prescribed in the pharmacy by a pharmacist

freeCE is helping pioneer the pharmacist’s role in dispensing cannabis. We’re excited to bring you this article by one of the leaders in the space of cannabis in the pharmacy, Sara Harris.    What is cannabis? And is it the same thing as marijuana? The cannabis industry has taken over mainstream media with the expansion […]

Exploring New Pharmacy Technician Career Pathways with Devin Wallace, CEO of Wallace Ventures

Alternative Career Paths & Jobs for Pharmacy Technicians Outside of The Pharmacy

The expansion of pharmacy technician roles and responsibilities has opened many new career pathways, which can be found outside the traditional community or clinical pharmacy sector. These new alternative career paths for pharmacy technicians often require additional focused training and education. In the freeCE webcast Alternative Pharmacy Career Pathways for Technicians, Devin Wallace, CPhT, CSPT, […]

What’s Happening Around freeCE: New Live Webinars Launching In February live ce webinars for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians feb 2023

freeCE has a full schedule of live CE planned for the month of February 2023, including seven new courses. Each of the webinars we are launching this month are worth 1 contact hour. Select your favorites and join us to grow your expertise and work toward your continuing education requirements.   Webinars Premiering in February: […]

Live CE vs On-demand CE For Pharmacy Technicians


Understanding the differences between on-demand CE and live CE for pharmacy technicians Continuing education (CE) for pharmacy technicians can be taken in either a live or on-demand format. Before the internet, people had to get in their vehicles, fight traffic, and go to a physical location when they wanted to earn live CEs. Now, when […]

What does PTCB Acquiring PTEC Mean For the Pharmacy Industry?


The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Acquires the Pharmacy Technician Educators Council At the end of 2022, the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) acquired the Pharmacy Technician Educators Council (PTEC). Per a PTCB press release, “PTEC membership voted to combine resources, expertise, and infrastructure to empower technician educators with enhanced resources and professional development opportunities and […]