Technician Chapter

Technician Chapter Mission & Governance

The OSHP Technician Chapter serves as a forum for pharmacy technicians and other pharmacy support personnel to:

  • enhance their education and training
  • exchange information with their peers and health-system pharmacists
  • promote the role of pharmacy technicians as integral members of the health care team

The technician chapter elects, and is represented by, 4 officers:  president, president-elect, immediate past president, and secretary/treasurer.  Nominations and elections for these positions occur in the late winter.  All OSHP Technician members may nominate officers, run for office, and vote in the annual technician elections.

Technician Chapter Meetings & Activities

Technician chapter meetings are held quarterly and are free to all members. These meetings are designed specifically for pharmacy technicians and consist of a meal, snacks and or other refreshments, opportunities to network, chapter business, and Oregon Board Approved continuing education program.  Technicians may also attend the Northern/Southern parent chapter meetings with their pharmacist colleagues. The OSHP fall seminar often features “tracks” for technicians. All OSHP events and Chapter meetings can be found on the Calendar of Events

Other chapter activities include: promotion of the national, voluntary pharmacy technician certification examination, service on parent chapter committees, and input to the OSHP Board of Directors concerning issues of importance to pharmacy technicians.

2017-18 Technician Chapter President

Christine Kostechka, CPhT - OHSU

2017-18 Technician Chapter Co-Chairs

Doug Meyer - Legacy Health Meridian Park Campus
Courtney Kraus - Pacific University

OSHP Technician Chapter Membership

To become a member, simply fill out the membership application form.  If you would like to speak with someone about being a member before signing up, please send an email detailing your request to and you will be connected with someone who can answer your questions.

Pharmacy Technicians Resource Center

Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)

OSHP is a marketing partner with the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board and proudly promotes the national, voluntary pharmacy technician certification examination to interested technicians.  Successful examinees earn the credential of CPhT.

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)

ASHP Technician Resources

ASHP Accredited Pharmacy Technician Training Programs

ASHP Statement on Roles of Pharmacy Technicians

ASHP Certification Programs


State Board of Pharmacy Links


Oregon Board of Pharmacy

Oregon State Rules – Technician Rules  

Oregon Board of Pharmacy – Can with Training

Oregon Board of Pharmacy information for Certified Pharmacy Technicians

Oregon Board of Pharmacy information for Pharmacy Technicians


Washington State Board of Pharmacy information for Pharmacy Technicians 


Pharmacy Technician Training Programs in OR and WA

ASHP Accredited Technician Training Programs

Carrington College - Portland

Central Oregon Community College - Bend

Chemeketa Community College – Salem

Everest College - Tigard

Other Technician Training Programs

Portland Community College – Portland

Lane Community College - Eugene

Clark College – Vancouver

BOP Rules Technician Checking Validation Program (TCVP) (Tech-Check-Tech)

OARs 855-041-5100 to 855-041-5170 (crtl+f TVCP)

Med Rec

ASHP Medication Reconciliation and Pharmacy Technicians

ASHP PPMI Case Study