A. The Pharmacy Technician Professional program from Penn Foster is a candidate for ASHP/ACPE Accreditation and is modeled against ASHP standards to ensure our students are qualified to work in a range of environments. This accreditation is the national standard for Pharmacy Technician training programs and is required in some states and preferred by many employers.
A. Upon completion of the Pharmacy Technician Professional program, you will receive a diploma from Penn Foster and the program will have helped you prepare to sit for either of two industry certification exams; the PTCE certification exam or the ExCPT certification (offered through NHA). A voucher to cover the cost of the PTCE certification exam is included in your tuition. You will need to pass the PTCE or the ExCPT certification exam in order to be formally certified.
A. Requirements vary from state to state, but many states do require you to obtain industry certification, such as the PTCE or ExCPT, and/or some states and employers require Pharmacy Technicians to have successfully completed an ASHP-accredited training program.