The Pharmacy Technician Certification Program is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). Technicians who pass the (ExCPT) Pharmacy Exam are granted the title of Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT). Our program was established by the Institute for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ICPT) which is now a part of NHA.
Pharmacy Technology is designed to train pharmacy technicians to pass the Pharmacy Technician Certifying Board examination. The program includes 90 classroom hours plus 60 homework hours for a total of 150 hours. There is an additional 120 hours of externship. Teachers are encouraged to arrange student work-based learning opportunities in pharmacies for practical experience. The American Council of Pharmaceutical Education accredits the program
This course is recommended for students in grade 12 who are scheduled to graduate at the conclusion of the year in which training is begun. Eligibility to register for the Pharmacy Technician Certifying Board examination requires a high school diploma.
Duration: 3 months