Certified Pharmacy Technician

Includes CPhT Certification Exam

With the continued need for medication treatments, the demand for trained pharmacy technicians increases every year. With this program, you will learn the administrative, clinical, and mathematical skills to excel as a pharmacy technician.

Hours: 555 Hours
Duration: 12 months
Level: Beginner
Average Completion: 6 Months
Language: English
Occupation: Pharmacy Technician
Enrolled: 224 Students

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Certified Pharmacy Technician

What does a pharmacy technician do? A pharmacy technician works closely with a pharmacist to ensure the health and safety of their patients. They locate, dispense, pack, and label a prescribed medication for a patient that is then reviewed for accuracy by a pharmacist before dispensed to the patient.

12 months of Full Access
4% Predicted 10-Years Job Growth

Is This the Right Career for You?

Do you want to work in the exciting world of healthcare? Are you looking for a career path with high demand, quick training, and less hands-on clinical work? Pharmacy Technician is a great path for you. Working in the pharmacy field provides job growth opportunity, great salary potential, and an exciting environment that works alongside other health professionals and patients to ensure successful treatment of patients.

1. Start today

Begin your transformation and learning journey right away.

2. Learn your way

Achieve your training at your own pace, according to your own schedule.

3. Get hired today

Complete industry-recognized certification and develop your employment strategy to begin your dream job.

6 Reasons to Complete Your Certified Pharmacy Technician Training With Us


With our programs, you can learn and study at your own pace with access 24/7/365 for the duration of your program. This means you can learn on your own terms and work around your own schedule.


Our online training comes with access to real, live support personnel that will help you through every step from our admissions adviser who will assist you with selecting the right training for you, to our student adviser who will be there with you during your entire training journey.


We have tailored our programs to provide comprehensive training in the technical and soft skills employers are looking for. With direct input and feedback from industry leaders and hiring managers, our program aligns with exactly what you need to successfully enter the workforce.


Our career training not only gives you the knowledge you need but preparation for the certification exams relevant to your desired career path. If you are pursuing an exciting new career in a field with a national certification, our program will both prepare you to sit for the exam but will often include a voucher for the exam cost.

Simulations and Case Studies

Our training programs have been developed with real learners and professionals in mind, so our programs incorporate real-world case studies and virtual simulations that will provide examples and interactions with real-life situations you may encounter during your career. These allow you to learn by experience with circumstances similar to what will be your daily responsibilities on the job.

Engaging and Interactive

Our training curriculum was developed with you in mind, looking at modern day learners and their needs. Our curriculum contains a mix of formats including reading, listening, watching, and interacting that will immerse you into a fun and engaging learning experience you will not only enjoy but not want to end.

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Program Description

This interactive and multimedia-rich course is designed for people who don’t have any experience in the healthcare industry. With that said, it can also be an excellent opportunity for existing professionals to increase their knowledge on the subject.
This pharmacy technician course will cover how to:
• Handle prescription requests
• Measure medications
• Package and label prescriptions
• Work with patient records
• Process prescription insurance claims
Our program includes a range of assessment requirements for our students. This way, you can ensure that you’re ready to make a name for yourself when you begin your career.
Once you complete this course and become a pharmacy technician, you can secure a job in a retail pharmacy or hospital pharmacy. In addition to that, you can also work alongside a registered pharmacist in a laboratory.
Our program also includes an exam voucher and prep material for the Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) exam by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).
Your certification is the first step to advancing your career as a pharmacist or healthcare professional. Also, the continual development of drugs has increased the demand for pharmacy technicians, making the job market even more competitive. So, certification can greatly improve your opportunities for landing a job as a pharmacy technician.

This program is ideal for individuals with no previous pharmacy or healthcare experience as well as individuals working in healthcare who wish to further their knowledge, skills, and potential advance their career. This program is also targeted towards individuals currently working in a pharmacy setting who are looking to further their career by obtaining their pharmacy technician certification.

Upon successful completion of this program, learners will display proficiency in the following areas:
• The history of pharmacy and healthcare
• A pharmacy technician’s roles and responsibilities
• Understand the types of pharmacies including hospital and retail
• Understand drug regulations and control
• Pharmaceutical terminology and related anatomy
• Pharmacy calculations and math review
• Aseptic technique and the handling of sterile products
• Basics of IV solutions and calculating 24-hour supply of IV solutions
• Drug names and drug classes
• Inventory management and financial issues
This course provides students with qualified support professionals to guide them through their learning experience. The student support team is available to answer any questions a learner may have including questions on course content, course material, certifications, and registration or enrollment questions. Support advisers also monitor the progress of learners to ensure training retention and program advancement.
Though you are provided a full 12 months access to your program, the average completion time is only 6 months!

Certified Pharmacy Technician FAQs

To request more information, you can contact us via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

Online courses are accessible 24/7/365 and self-paced, allowing you to progress at your own pace on your own schedule. They can be taken from anywhere in the world from the comfort of your own home. Classroom courses have a set schedule of the days and times the courses will be held, and you must attend during those specific times.

Find out if online learning is right for you by contacting our team of registration advisers. Our team is available to answer any of your questions about taking an online course before you commit to enrolling. We will walk you through what to expect to ensure you are making the right decision. You can contact a registration adviser today via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

No, you are not required to have a diploma or higher education degree to enroll in an online course. However, some occupations may require minimum educational thresholds for employment or certification. For more information on your desired career requirements, please contact us via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

To take an online course, you will need to have access to an internet connection and an internet ready device such as a laptop, PC, or tablet. For course specific requirements, please visit the course page or contact a registration adviser today.

Our courses are developed with multiple formats including text, audio, video, and interactivity. Our courses also include multiple resources and tools which can include flashcards, games, activities, and more.

No, you can take the online courses from anywhere in the world.

We participate in several financial assistance options including third party funding, both military and non-military. To request more information on the financial assistance options available and check your eligibility, contact us via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

Duration is the amount of time you will receive access to your course. Durations vary by course and range between 1 month and 12 months. If you complete your course before your duration ends you will continue to have access to your course until the duration period ends.

Many of our career training programs include certification vouchers. This means that at the successful completion of your course, at no additional charge, you will receive an exam voucher for the corresponding industry certification. This voucher will allow you to register and sit for the appropriate certification exam to obtain your industry credential.

Our online courses are open enrollment, so you can start immediately. If you are using any third-party funding to cover your course tuition, your start date may be a future date determined by your funding program.

Once enrolled, you will be assigned a client adviser who will provide you with customer and technical support. Your client adviser will supply you with your course access information, any needed materials, and be available to answer any questions you have during your training experience. They will regularly check-in with you to monitor your progress and assist you with staying on track. You will also be assigned to a course mentor who will provide curriculum support throughout your training. Your mentor is available to answer any questions you have on your course curriculum, will monitor your progress and understanding of the curriculum, and may give assignments or quizzes.

If you experience any trouble accessing your course including technical issues or lost login credentials, please contact your client adviser at helpdesk@worldeducation.net.

Our goal for students is to successfully complete their training course and achieve their career goals. We understand that extenuating circumstances can interfere with your ability to complete your course in the duration given. Because of this we have free or low-cost extensions available for our courses upon request. To discuss or request an extension please contact your client adviser at helpdesk@worldeducation.net.

Upon successful completion of your course and fulfillment of any outstanding financial obligations, you will receive your certificate of completion. Certificates are provided to you within 30 days of completion. Your certificate will validate the training course you completed with a stamp of completion.

Students that successfully complete our career training programs are assigned a career development adviser who will coordinate placement at a local externship or hands on opportunity. These opportunities are optional and may vary based on availability and occupation. Your career development adviser will also provide job search services such as: resume building, mock interviews, job opportunity resources, and more. Our professional enrichment courses do not come with a career adviser or career services.

Module 1: Healthcare Fundamentals
• The History of Healthcare
• Healthcare Etiquette
• Professional Situations and Applications
Module 2: Communication in Healthcare
• Healthcare Teams
• Team Success
• Champions
Module 3: Medical Documentation and Record Keeping: HIPAA
• Use and Disclosure
• Real Life Scenarios
• HIPAA Laws, Policies, and Requirements
Module 4: OSHA Infection Control Compliance
• Introduction to Infection Control
• Personal Protection
• Protection of the Office Environment
• Instruments, Specialized Equipment & Laboratory Specimens
• Infectious Patients & Healthcare Workers
• Waste Management Plan
• Chemical Disinfection
• Heat Sterilization
• Exposure Control
• General Safety Standards
• Employee Training
• OSHA'S Required Records
Module 5: Medical Terminology
• Word Structure
• Prefix, Root Word, and Suffix
• Organization of the Body
• Diagnostic Testing and Radiology
Module 6: Anatomy & Physiology
• Anatomy and Physiology Basics
• The Musculoskeletal System
• The Integumentary System
• The Digestive System
• The Urinary System
Module 7: Pharmacy Practice and Federal Requirements
• Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Responsibilities
• The Pharmacy Technician Role
• The Pharmacy Setting and Operations
Module 8: Medications
• Dosage Forms and Routes of Administration
• Drug Information References
• Drug Classifications
• Over the Counter Medications
• Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Module 9: Patient Safety and Quality Assurance
• Aseptic Technique and Sterile Compounding
• Medication Safety and Error Prevention
Module 10: Order Entry and Processing
• Bulk Repackaging and Non-Sterile Compounding
• Pharmacy Billing and Inventory Management
Module 11: Math Calculations
• Introduction to Basic Math Skills
• Measurements and Conversions
• Calculations with Prescriptions and Medication Orders
• Special Medication Calculations

All required reference materials are provided with this program. Technical requirements:

Internet Connection
• Broadband or High-Speed (DSL, Cable, Wireless)
Hardware Requirements
• Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
• Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

Software Requirements
• Operating Systems - Windows 7, 8 or 10; Mac OS x 10 or higher
• Microsoft Office 2007, 2010 or 2013 or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
• Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
• Cookies MUST be enabled
• Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
• Adobe PDF Reader


Included in this program is the PTCB's CPhT certification exam practice test and an exam voucher.
The CPhT is the gold standard of credentialing for pharmacy technicians. PTCB® offers the CPhT certification to individuals who wish to distinguish themselves in the pharmacy technician field. PTCB’s certification program enables technicians to work more effectively with pharmacists to offer safe and effective patient care and service. Most employers prefer, and many require, that their pharmacy technicians be CPhTs.
Certification Benefits:
Respected credential
Validated achievement and knowledge
Improved employment opportunities
Potential for higher salary
Career growth
Understanding of pharmacy law
Prestige among coworkers
Certification Requirements:
High school diploma or equivalent educational diploma (e.g., a GED or foreign diploma)
Passing score on the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE)
Full disclosure of all criminal and State Board of Pharmacy registration or licensure actions
Compliance with all applicable PTCB certification policies
Each state may have additional licensing requirements, be sure to research your states requirements for employment by visiting your states occupation board.


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The advantages of PTCB Certification include:
• Validated achievement and knowledge.
• Improved employment opportunities.
• Potential for higher salary.
• Expanded responsibilities.
• Career growth.
• Increased focus on patient safety.
• Prestige among coworkers.


• 100% Online, Self-Paced
• Open Enrollment
• Admissions and Student Support
• Multimedia Rich and Interactive Content
• Industry Certification Exam, when applicable
• Hands-on Opportunity Upon Completion