ICHP offers several venues for continuing professional development (CPD) and continuing pharmacy education (CPE) for pharmacy technicians.  This toolkit contains past CPE materials as well as current Pharmacy Tech TopicsTM modules.  For additional home study, take advantage of our recorded Champion webinars at  Live Champion webinars are also available through your ICHP Champion.  Click here to go to the Champion page.

Educational Information

Botanical Dietary Supplements: Helpful Hints for Pharmacists & Technicians, by Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Bugs and Drugs 101: A Review of Infectious Diseases for Technicians, by Nicole Costa, PharmD
Culturally Competent Pharmacy Practice For Pharmacy Technicians, by Yolanda M. Hardy, PharmD
Netiquette Handout, by Jason Morrell, PharmD

Pharmacy Tech Topics

Home study continuing education for Certified Pharmacy Technicians. ICHP's Technician members receive a free online subscription to Pharmacy Tech TopicsTM. To complete modules online and earn CPE credit, visit and log in using your ICHP member ID number as your username and password.

Current Modules
Technicians may earn 2.5 hours of CPE credit by successfully completing the online post-test and evaluation by the expiration date listed.

The Skinny on Obesity (expires October 31, 2016)
Poisoning: A Public Health Problem (expires January 31, 2017)
Continuing Professional Development for Pharmacy Technicians: Learning Today for a Stronger Tomorrow (expires April 30, 2017)
Heart Failure and Its Symptoms, Risk Factors and Treatment (expires July 31, 2017)
New Drugs 2015 (expires October 31, 2017)
Medical Marijuana: Evaluating the Quality and Quantity of Evidence Available (expires January 31, 2018)

Selected Past Modules
For informational purposes only, no longer valid for CPE credit.

Mechanisms of Drug Interactions
Managing Multiple Sclerosis and Its Symptoms
Addiction and Recovery 101
Anticoagulants and Applicable Disease States for Pharmacy Technicians
Skin Cancer Prevention and Treatment
Cough, Sneeze, Sniffle: Management of Respiratory Infections
Disposal of Outdated and Unwanted Pharmaceuticals
The Federal Controlled Substances Act: A Primer for the Pharmacy Technician
Pharmacy Calculations Review
Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS)
Update on Psychoses and Schizophrenia