If you're interested in becoming a pharmacy technician, this course is for you! No healthcare or medical office work experience is required.
You should be proficient in keyboarding (approximately 35 words per minute), have a basic understanding of a word-processing computer program (Microsoft Word is recommended), and have a command of English grammar and punctuation.
You are encouraged to have a basic understanding of high school math, including percent and proportions, at the algebra level. This course will review fractions and decimals and cover more advanced pharmacy equations.
To sit for the nationally recognized Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) exam, you must complete a training program recognized by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) or have equivalent work experience. This course is recognized by the PTCB. For additional information about equivalent work experience.
You must ensure that this course meets the requirements to work as a pharmacy technician in your state. For more information, visit your state's Board of Pharmacy site directly from the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) website. Click on the "Who We Serve" link, then the "States" link for information. You can also call the state board and ask for the current technician regulations. This course does not meet state requirements for students intending to work in North Dakota, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and West Virginia.
To participate in the retail externships, you must apply and fulfill all state and local pharmacy requirements. This will include a background check and drug test. There is no guarantee for externship placement.