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Pharmacy Technician Certification Prep Career Diploma

Prepare outplaced and incumbent employees to sit for pharmacy technician certification exams.

Pharmacy Technician Certification Prep Program Overview

Penn Foster’s online Pharmacy Technician Certification Preparation course prepares learners to take the PTCE and NHA ExCPT exams by providing them with strategies, procedures, knowledge, and management skills needed to work effectively as entry-level pharmacy technicians.

The certification prep program covers essential pharmacy skills including laws and regulations, pharmacology, drug interactions, and compounding. Upon program completion, students will review and prepare for the PTCE, including access to the practice exam, the cost of which is included in program pricing.
Certification Exam Preparation

Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) offered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)
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Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT) offered by the National Healthcareer Association
Average Completion Time

6-9 Months

Time to complete is based on individual learner progression.


  • Communication & soft skills
  • Pharmacology
  • Drug classifications
  • Pharmacy law & regulations
  • Pharmaceutical math calculations
  • Sterile & nonsterile compounding
  • Basics of medication safety
  • Bill & reimbursement processes
  • Pharmacy management software
  • Certification review

Features and Benefits

  • PTCE practice test voucher
  • Program includes engaging and interactive learning materials including a pill counting simulation
  • Delivered on the PFx learning platform which provides engaging and interactive learning materials, including cutting-edge simulations, recorded demonstrations, live sessions, and more
  • Engaging digital textbooks and study materials
  • Committed support for learners from faculty, staff, and online resources
PTCB recognized
PTCB requires pharmacy technicians attend an organization recognized program in order to sit for certification exams. 
Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)
Penn Foster is nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The DEAC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accrediting (CHEA).