FOR PHARMACY TECHNICIANS
NPTA's Pharmacy Technician POC Testing Training Program is designed to rapidly train pharmacy technicians across the U.S. to administer COVID-19 tests, as well as other pharmacy-based POC tests.

This program will provide training and skill assessments on collecting the following types of samples for POC Testing:
 - Nasopharyngeal swabs
 - Nasal (turbinate level) swabs
 - Throat swabs
 - Finger pricks with blood collection loop
 - Oral swabs
How This Course Works
Participants must complete six separate online learning modules (totaling five 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 skill validations demonstrating proficiency.


Options for Hands-On Training + Validations

Option 1: At your workplace (RECOMMENDED)
Work with a pharmacist certified to give Point of Care Testing? 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.

Program Modules

  • ​POC Testing and the Law
  • ​PPE and Safety for POC Testing
  • ​POC Testing Directions and Record Keeping
  • ​POC Testing Sample Collections
  • ​Running Tests and Handling Samples for POC Testing
  • ​The Role of the Pharmacist in POC Testing
  • ​POC Testing - Assessment Tricks
  • ​POC Testing Hands-On Training & Skills Assessment

Minimum Required Training Supplies*

  • ​​2 x high flow lancing devices, 21 G

  • ​2 x low flow lancing devices, 28 G

  • ​4 x 10 uL innoculation loops

  • ​​12 x 6" cotton swabs with wooden handles
  • ​​4 x sterile, flocked nasopharyngeal swabs
  • ​​4 x flat, sponge-tipped oral swabs
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  • ​Alcohol prep pads
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  • ​Gauze pads 2"x 2" or larger
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  • ​Bandages
  • ​Nitrile gloves
  • ​Sharps container

*An individual training kit is available for $39; it includes S/H and all required training supplies listed above, excluding a sharps container.

NPTA Member
$
99 
149
for a limited time
  • Module 1. POC Testing and the Law 
  • Module 2. PPE and Safety for POC Testing
  • Module 3. POC Testing Directions and Record Keeping
  • Module 4. ​POC Testing Sample Collections  
  • Module 5.  Running Tests and Handling Samples for POC Testing
  • Module 6. ​The Role of the Pharmacist in POC Testing 
  • Module 7: POC Testing – Assessment Tricks 
  • Module 8: ​POC Testing Hands-On Training & Skills Assessment 

non-member
$
149
199
for a limited time
  • Module 1. POC Testing and the Law
  • Module 2. PPE and Safety for POC Testing
  • Module 3. POC Testing Directions and Record Keeping
  • Module 4. ​POC Testing Sample Collections
  • Module 5. Running Tests and Handling Samples for POC Testing
  • Module 6. ​The Role of the Pharmacist in POC Testing
  • Module 7: POC Testing – Assessment Tricks
  • Module 8: ​POC Testing Hands-On Training & Skills Assessment 
individual lab kit
$
39
FREE FOR A LIMITED TIME

includes S/H and all required training supplies, excluding a sharps container which can easily be purchased separately.
  • 2 x high flow lancing devices, 21 G
  • 2 x low flow lancing devices, 28 G
  • 4 x 10 uL innoculation loops
  • 12 x 6" cotton swabs with wooden handles
  • ​4 x sterile, flocked nasopharyngeal swabs
  • ​4 x flat, sponge-tipped oral swabs
  • ​​Alcohol prep pads
  • ​​Gauze pads 2"x 2" or larger
  • ​​​​​​Bandages
  • ​Nitrile gloves
CPE CREDITS
7.0 Contact Hours/0.7 CEU
 
UAN No:

Release Date: 12/21/2020
Expiration Date: 12/21/2023


The National Pharmacy Technician Association (NPTA) is accredited by the Accreditation

Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
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*Source: 2019-2020 Certificate Course Evaluation


*Source: 2019-2020 Certificate Course Evaluation

100% of our students say our programs:


  • Enhanced their professional knowledge base;
  • ​Increased their technical proficiencies;
  • ​Will improve their pharmacy practice outcomes.
*Source: 2019-2020 Certificate Course Evaluation
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