Hi all. My name is Ashley and I have been working as a retail pharmacy technician for about 3 years. Last year I went ahead and got PTCB certified in order to continue working in Illinois. However, in May I finished undergrad and will now be attending Midwestern COP in August. My certification is set to expire in January 2019. My question is, are there any benefits to keeping up and renewing my pharmacy tech certification now that i'm accepted into a pharmacy program? I know there are a few hoops that I need to jump through in order to keep my certification active in order to not take the exam again.