Learn everything you’ll need as a pharmacy technician, including medical terminology, managing and updating patient records, and assisting the pharmacist with office duties. We’ll help you succeed with expert instruction from dedicated faculty members with real world experience, such as Susan Sincavage, PharmD and Kathy Walker-Graves, CPhT. Our program provides everything you need to prepare for your future—including preparation for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) exam— all for a cost significantly lower than that of other schools.
Earn Your Pharmacy Technician Career Diploma
As a Pharmacy Technician, you’ll need to know medical terminology, managing and updating patient records, and office procedures. The Penn Foster accredited Career School program can help you learn these skills and many more affordably, quickly and conveniently.
Your Penn Foster training will help you gain the knowledge and skill you need to:
- Receive prescriptions from doctors and hospitals.
- Prepare prescriptions for patients.
- Verify insurance and prescription information.
- Assist the pharmacist with everyday duties.
Pharmacy Technician Certification
All Penn Foster career diploma and certificate programs are accredited which means you get the quality you deserve. Many of our career diplomas also prepare you for industry certifications and include preparation courses and materials to put you on the right track towards certification. We’ll prepare you with the industry skills you need to pass exams and earn certification from industry partners.
Gain an advantage with employers and a leg up on the job competition. Whether it is exam eligibility and prep books, or complete certification at the end of the program, you’ll be ready for the career you deserve and with the right skills to back it up. Once you graduate you will be able to hit the workforce with confidence.
Graduates of the Penn Foster Pharmacy Technician Training Program are automatically eligible to take the PTCB (Pharmacy Technician Certification Board) examination. You will also receive the Pharmacy Technician Workbook and Certification Review. This workbook is the only Pharmacy Technician workbook officially endorsed by the American Pharmacists Association (APhA).
Please review your state board requirements that are applicable to your field of study. State boards may impose a variety of different requirements. These requirements vary from state to state. You should contact the State Board of Pharmacy to obtain the requirements applicable to pharmacy technicians in your state. This is particularly important for residents of Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, North Dakota, South Carolina, Utah, Virginia, and Washington.
Get Started with Our Pharmacy Tech School Experts Today
Here’s what you can expect when you enroll online in the Pharmacy Technician training program, or call 1-800-275-4410:
- Books, study guides, and learning aids
- Free Mobile Study App to customize your study plans and keep track of your progress
- Expert instructional support
- Access to student services by phone, message board, and email
- Chat with students and faculty, find study partners, and join tutoring sessions on the Community
- Additional resources like our online library and career guidance from Career Cruising
- Graduate debt free with interest-free, low monthly payments
How To Become a Pharmacy Technician
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*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Pharmacy Technicians, on the Internet http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/pharmacy-technicians.htm.