At the start of voluntary registration, the then regulator, RPSGB, agreed and encouraged the use of the abbreviation RegPharmTech to signify registration.
Since 1st July 2011 all pharmacy technicians are registered, therefore the abbreviation ceases to show your commitment to professional excellence, in the way it did before.
Regulators, GPhC for pharmacy, do not offer post nominals and therefore it falls to the professional leadership body to allow their fully paid up members to use a post nominal to signify their membership and commitment to professional excellence and the pharmacy technician profession.
The vast majority of healthcare professional leadership bodies have developed post nominals for their members to use. For example members of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society use MRPharmS
APTUK are developing post nominals for their members and seek your view. The survey will take no longer than 5 minutes. Please indicate your preference by 5pm on 31st May 2012.
Take the survey here