Supporting Oncology Pharmacy Technicians
NCODA and the Oncology Pharmacy Technician Association (OPTA) together have created a Certification Program to advance the professional development of oncology pharmacy technicians. OPTA aspires to ensure that oncology care meets a consistent standard of quality, nationwide.
Commitment To Patient-Centered Care
Oncology pharmacy technicians require specific training and education to best benefit their role, patients, colleagues, and their practice. Although a few professional development programs exist, the current offerings are not specific to the role of an oncology pharmacy technician. NCODA’s Oncology Pharmacy Technician Association (OPTA) is best poised to address this unmet need and offer the first-ever Oncology Pharmacy Technician Certification Program.
“I am thrilled to be a Certified Oncology Pharmacy Technician. Technician certification ensures proper training & education which ultimately benefits our patients, and that is really what we’re all here for!”
– Nora Hansen, CPhT, COPhT, Illinois Cancer Specialist
leaders in advancing high-quality oncology pharmacy TECHNICIAN education
The purpose of the certification to implement a sustainable oncology pharmacy technician certification program founded on innovative, high-quality, and evidence-based programming that will raise the standards and optimize the care of individuals affected by cancer. The certification will improve patient care by promoting the value of the Certified Oncology Pharmacy Technicians’ specialized training, knowledge, and skill in oncology pharmacy.
OPTA has created an Active Learner Study Guide as part of the Certification Program. The guide was developed to help you prepare for the Certified Oncology Pharmacy Technician examination. The Certification Content Outline is also included which provides a detailed overview of each section of the exam.
Policies & Procedures
The purpose of the Policies and Procedures is to ensure that certficants are aware of the certification guidelines, rules, and expectations.
Code of Conduct
The Oncology Pharmacy Technician Certification Code of Conduct contains a list of core values including responsibilities, regulations, and standards for each certificant.
Here you will find answers to the most common questions you may have on the Certified Oncology Pharmacy Technician Program. If you cannot find your answer below, please contact Taryn Newsome Taryn.Newsome@ncoda.org
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