The certified Pharmacy Technician training program will teach you all the skills you need to gain the Certified Pharmacy Technician certification through the PTCB (Pharmacy Technician Certification Board). The Pharmacy Technician certification exam provides the opportunity to work in a pharmacy setting and receive requests for prescriptions from doctor’s offices and patients.
In compliance with ASHP accreditation requirements, the average PTCB/PTCE exam pass rate for MedCerts' Pharmacy Technician program was 45% from 1/1/2022 - 12/31/2022. In 2023 (01/2023 - 4/23/2023), our average exam pass rate was 59%.
**PLEASE NOTE: Students residing in the states of South Carolina, Louisiana, South Dakota, North Dakota, Virginia, West Virginia, Utah, Michigan, Maryland and Ohio – these states require Pharmacy Technicians to complete an ASHP-accredited program in order to become licensed. If the student's goal is to become certified and licensed as a Pharmacy Technician, please refer to our Pharmacy Technician Professional program, as it is ASHP/ACPE accredited and meets these state requirements.
Students residing in the state of Washington – this program is NOT approved for the long-term licensing of Pharmacy Technicians. The WA Board of Pharmacy has additional requirements if the student plans to permanently reside in Washington. If a student is living in WA short-term (less than 2-years) they can obtain a temporary license.
MedCerts training programs are some of the most competitively price ways to start a new career.
|MedCerts||Community College||Online College|
|Program & Tuition Cost||$4,000 average||Up to $20,000||$3,000 average|
|Exam Fees, Books & Materials||Included||Up to $750||Up to $750|
|Job Ready In||3–6 months||24–48 months||3–6 months|
|Schedule Flexibility||On-demand 24/7||Set class schedule||On-demand 24/7|
|Travel Requirements||None: 100% online||On-campus classrooms||None: 100% online|
|Student Support||Personal Advisors: text, call, and email access||Professors: scheduled office hours||Support inbox|
|Career Coaching||Exam-tailor + soft-skill training to build well-rounded careers||Exam-based + prerequisites and electives to meet credit hour requirements||Exam-specific only|
|Content Delivery||3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning||Professor lectures||Varies: typically videos and presentations|
This table is provided for reference only. Actual pricing may vary or change without notice. Pricing is based on an estimated full-cost tuition with fees for a Medical Assistant program or similar program before financial aid or other assistance. Data sampled from MedCerts, Oakland Community College, and Kaplan University.
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Pharmacy Technicians work with pharmacists to help prepare and give out prescription medication, take prescriptions over the phone and in person, help mix medicines, count pills,measure medication, label and give instructions for medicine, help take payments, and work with health professionals and customers.
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