Certified Pharmacy Technician Career Diploma

certified pharmacy technician training

Take the first step towards a rewarding career as a Certified Pharmacy Technician with Penn Foster Career School.

Now with hands-on training from our externship partners, CVS/pharmacy and Walgreens, you can earn your Pharmacy Tech Career Diploma in as few as nine months and be one step closer to becoming a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT).

Penn Foster Career School’s Online Pharmacy Technician training program allows you to learn from home or on the go, and at a pace that’s right for you.  Our online program prepares you for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) and the Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT). Penn Foster will cover the cost for you to prepare and take the PTCE offered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board. Pharmacy Technician graduates receive a voucher for the official PTCE practice test and are sponsored to take the PTCE.

At the end of your Pharmacy Technician program, you’ll have the opportunity to gain valuable, real-world experience at a CVS/pharmacy or Walgreens near you as part of our hands-on training externship. Once you graduate, you will be given the materials you need to sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE).


IMPORTANT STATE REQUIREMENTS: Be sure to check here for the requirements in your state.


Why Choose Penn Foster Career

Join over 13,000 graduates who earned their career diploma or certificate in 2016 by exploring a wide variety of career programs in a number of diverse industries.

As a leader in online education, Penn Foster Career School helps students take the first steps toward a new career with over 80 diploma and certificate programs. Our online programs are regionally and nationally accredited, flexible, and affordable. You will get the quality you deserve with our faculty of instructors and industry experts, support from our active student community, and career services you can start using as soon as you enroll.



To take advantage of our special TUITION DISCOUNTS or to ask questions about any of our programs, please call us toll-free at 1.888.427.1600, or click below to request more information.


* The Final Semester at No Cost promotion does not include any practicum or resident lab training fees. To qualify for this offer, A.S. degree students must complete and pay in full for at least 30 Penn Foster credits and B.S. degree students must complete and pay in full for at least 60 Penn Foster credits prior to the final semester.