Option 1: At your workplace (RECOMMENDED)
Work with a pharmacist certified to give immunizations? If so, you can have your pharmacist validate your training hours and skill validations on-the-job. We will provide you with all the necessary forms and the instructions for your pharmacist/proctor. For your skill validations, you will be required to administer two injections (of sterile NaCl 0.9%) to your pharmacist/proctor. Training products are not included. They can either be supplied by your pharmacy or you can order a training kit separately.
Option 2: At home
Due to COVID-19, we are temporarily offering an option for students to complete their hands-on training and skill validations at home - using a blend of instructional videos, group video-conference calls with our instructors and one-on-one video-conferencing for skill validations. For your skill validations, you will be required to administer two injections (of sterile NaCl 0.9%) to a friend or family member.
Training products are not included. They can either be supplied by your pharmacy or you can order a training kit separately.
Note for Massachusetts: To ensure that NPTA's Immunization Administration Training Program fully complies with the requirements set forth in Massachusetts, we have added "Part III" to our program for pharmacy technicians practicing in Massachusetts. Part III will consist of two additional hours of LIVE hands-on training, as well as an additional exam. This will bring the total of ACPE-accredited hours to 6 hours of self-study and 4 hours of live training. The additional two hours have been accredited as UAN 0384-0000-21-007-L06-T. There is no additional charge for this.