Pharmacy Technician Program

certified pharmacy technician training

Learn how to become a Pharmacy Technician

Take the first step toward a career as a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) with Penn Foster College. The affordable, online Pharmacy Technician program is modeled against ASHP/ACPE standards and includes virtual exercises , simulations, hands-on practical labs, and a robust practice lab kit that will help you prepare for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) and the Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT) with confidence. Additionally, we’ll sponsor our pharmacy technician graduates to take the PTCE.

ASHP/ACPE Accreditation

The Pharmacy Technician program is modeled against ASHP standards and requirements and has received candidate status for American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)/Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accreditation.  This accreditation is the national standard for pharmacy technician training programs. ASHP/ACPE-accredited pharmacy technician training is now required or strongly encouraged by several state Boards of Pharmacy. More and more students are looking to find programs that fulfill this requirement. Application for accreditation does not guarantee accreditation.

Hands-On Pharmacy Technician Learning with CVS Pharmacy, Kroger, and Walgreens

At the end of your pharmacy tech professional program, you’ll have the opportunity to gain valuable, real-world experience at a CVS/pharmacy, Kroger, or Walgreens near you as part of the required hands-on training externship.

What Can You Do with Your Diploma in the Pharmaceutical Industry?

If you’re interested in pursuing a career in the Pharmaceutical Industry, earning your Pharmacy Technician Professional Diploma can help you take this first steps toward a rewarding job within a variety of work environments. While many Pharmacy Technicians find work in the retail side of the industry, trained and licensed Pharmacy Techs can also get jobs in a variety of environments. Becoming a Pharmacy Technician also offers the option of working in hospital pharmacies, compounding pharmacies, mail-order pharmacies, and in Nursing or Assisted Living centers. While some positions may require additional training, a Pharmacy Technician Professional diploma can help you acquire the fundamental skills to begin on your path toward a job in the pharmaceutical industry!

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

Why Choose Penn Foster College?

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