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NYICD Pharmacy Technician Course Now ASHP/ACPE Accredited

on Tuesday, 30 July 2019.

NEW YORK, NY – JULY 30, 2019

The New York Institute of Career Development's online Pharmacy Technician Course has received accreditation from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) / Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a qualified education and training program.

ASHP is a professional organization that represents pharmacists nationwide. The organization’s 45,000 members include pharmacists, student pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. ACPE is an accrediting council that sets standards for the education of pharmacists to prepare them for the delivery of pharmacist-provided patient care. Since 1932, ACPE has worked with educational institutions and organizations to assure excellence is available for people in the pharmacy profession.

As of July 2018, the ASHP/ACPE released a new set of revised national standards meant to serve as a guide for the development of pharmacy technician education and training programs henceforth. These standards became national requirements for accredited pharmacy technician training programs starting January 1, 2019.

These new standards are meant to hold educational providers accountable for student outcomes. They ensure that pharmacy technicians possess the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for their role in the healthcare industry. The revised standards place additional emphasis on the capabilities of students as well as the methods used by training programs to assess competency.

By attending an ASHP/ACPE-accredited program, Pharmacy Technician students will meet all industry standards of qualification to work in the United States upon graduation. Following standard development and revision, onsite peer review and a vote for recommendation, candidates are able to officially achieve accreditation.

"Our ultimate mission here at the New York Institute of Career Development is to ensure our students are the most qualified candidates for the careers they will be pursuing upon graduation," says Keith Gallagher, School Director. "We are committed to ensuring our courses meet any and all industry standards available. We’re proud to add ASHP/ACPE accreditation to that list."

For more information on the New York Institute of Career Development, visit www.nyicd.edu.

About NYICD

The New York Institute of Career Development is part of the Distance Education Company (DEC) cadre of schools. DEC has been providing best-in-class education for more than 100 years via NYICD’s sister schools, the New York Institute of Photography and the New York Institute of Art and Design. The New York Institute of Career Development proudly continues that tradition, making online career education as simple and stress-free as it can be. From bookkeeping and tax preparation to sterile processing and medical transcription, NYICD offers high-quality, affordable online courses and one-to-one mentorship to aspiring professionals of all kind.

About the New York Institute of Career Development

The New York Institute of Career Development is part of the Distance Education Company (DEC) cadre of schools. DEC has been providing best-in-class education for more than 100 years via NYICD’s sister schools, the New York Institute of Photography and the New York Institute of Art and Design. The New York Institute of Career Development proudly continues that tradition, making online career education as simple and stress-free as it can be. From bookkeeping and tax preparation to sterile processing and medical transcription, NYICD offers high-quality, affordable online courses and one-to-one mentorship to aspiring professionals of all kind.

About ASHP/ACPE

ASHP/ACPE is the only nationally-recognized, non-governmental, non-profit pharmacy association that accredits pharmacy technician training programs in the United States.