Industry certification, IHE Certificate of Completion
Method of Delivery
Online, e-learning, or distance learning
Daytime Hours, Evening Hours, Weekends
Instructional Program (CIP)
Upon completion of this course, you will be prepared to sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE), offered by Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB). This course also includes a voucher which covers the fee of the exam. You will also have the opportunity to apply for a 100+ hour externship.
Pharmacy Externship Program.
This program will prepare you for entry-level pharmacy technician positions by teaching you medical and pharmaceutical terminology, basic anatomy related to the pharmacology of medications, and pharmaceutical calculations. The Pharmacy Technician Program will give you hands-on practice in retail pharmacy procedures through an online lab module. You’ll learn what information is necessary to process prescriptions and physician orders and apply that knowledge to fill mock prescriptions. The curriculum also includes the ethics of pharmacy practice and education about prescription medications, patient care and interaction, and charges and reimbursement.
You’ll learn everything you need to know to pass the National Certification Exam offered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB). However, you’ll need to make sure that the Pharmacy Technician Program will meet your state’s requirements. To check, visit your state’s Board of Pharmacy site for more information. You can access this information directly from the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) website at www.ptcb.org. You can also call the state board and ask for the current technician regulations.
As a part of the Pharmacy Technician Online Certification Training Program, students are required to complete a Virtual Externship. They also have an option to perform an actual hands-on 100-hour clinical externship. Clinical externships are based on individual state board requirements.
Upon completion of this program, you will be prepared to sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE), offered by Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB). The registration fee for this exam is included with this program.
ed2go has reached a nationwide agreement with several pharmacies that will give our Pharmacy Technician course students an important leg up in the job market. These pharmacies will offer their renowned externship programs to you, provided you meet basic qualifications.
Externs will get hands-on experience that includes assisting pharmacists with prescriptions, answering patient questions about medications, and a bevy of administrative duties.
In order to qualify for an externship, you’ll have to pass a drug screening test, obtain professional liability insurance, complete a background check and employment verification, meet current immunization standards, conform with and complete any state mandates such as registration, fingerprinting, licensing etc. Additional forms may be necessary for externships with certain pharmacies. It may take up to 12 weeks to find an available opening.
*Disclaimer: An externship with these pharmacies is not guaranteed. All students must apply to the program and complete the prerequisite criteria before being accepted. Positions in the externship program are contingent on availability at each pharmacy location. Students may also set up their own externship at any other retail or hospital facility. The externship is an additional 100 hours.
To participate in the CVS or Walgreens externships, students must not have a criminal record. Background checks will be conducted prior to the student’s admittance into the externship program.
PLEASE NOTE: Walgreens is not currently able to place externship students in Arizona and Florida because they’re piloting a POWER project in those states. An alternate externship may be available in these states.
No healthcare or medical office work experience is required.
You should be proficient in keyboarding (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’s and proportions at the algebra level. This course will provide a review of fractions and decimals, in addition to covering more advanced pharmacy equations.
In order to sit for the national certification exam, you must be 18 years old and have a high school diploma or equivalent; therefore, it’s recommended you have this within 6 months of enrolling for this course.
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.
WIOA Approved Program
715 E 13th Andover, KS
4 - Workforce Investment Area IV
Name of Credential
National Certification Exam offered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) & Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE)
Type of financial aid offered or have access to
Grant, loans, scholarships, student funds
Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?
Yes - Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)
Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?
Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?
Total In-State Program Cost