Pharmacy Technician Professional

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Online ASHP/ACPE-accredited Pharmacy Technician Training for Employees

The Penn Foster ASHP-accredited Pharmacy Technician Professional Program prepares learners to sit for two industry-recognized certification exams and become a certified pharmacy technician. The curriculum provides learners with the strategies, procedures, knowledge, and management skills needed to work effectively as entry-level pharmacy technicians in any pharmacy setting. The online courses include interactive and engaging exercises with hands-on practical labs and real-world simulations that help learners prepare for the required 160-hour hands-on training externship.

  • Program curriculum aligned with the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board and National Healthcareer Association
  • Robust lab kit needed to complete practical labs is included ($475 value)
  • Cost of the PTCE certification exam is included ($129 value)
  • Penn Foster’s online Pharmacy Technician Professional Program is one of only two distance education/online programs to earn ASHP/ACPE accreditation
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Online
Self Paced
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Exam Preparation

Prepare your employees for the following certification exams: 

  • Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) offered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)
  • Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT) offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA)

Pharmacy Technician Professional Curriculum


Average completion time: 8-12 mo

The Pharmacy Technician Training Program is accredited by ASHP and aligned to meet industry standards, ensuring your learners build essential skills while preparing to become certified pharmacy technicians. Penn Foster's online course covers topics including:

  • Career readiness
  • Pharmacology
  • Drug classifications
  • Pharmacy law and regulations
  • Pharmaceutical math calculations
  • Sterile and nonsterile compounding
  • Basics of medication safety
  • Bill and reimbursement processes
  • Pharmacy management software

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As the trusted training provider for leading employers, education providers, and job training organizations, Penn Foster designs and delivers digital and blended learning programs that attract, upskill, and retain workers in America's fastest-growing fields and professions. 
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Our Proven Training Model

High-quality, online skills training for your employees

Online Delivery

  • Digital platform allows for studying any time, any where  
  • Content is available via computer, mobile device, or tablet  
  • 24/7 access to online resource library and knowledge base   

Engaging Content

  • Programs include simulations, videos, and virtual demos   
  • Varied learning methods help cement application of concepts 
  • Real-time feedback enables efficient mastery of material 

Robust Support

  • Self-service tools and unlimited multi-channel support 
  • Live and recorded webinars hosted by our faculty 
  • Access to peer-to-peer community of learners  

Real World Credentials

  • Training programs focus on today’s in-demand job skills  
  • Content developed by professional leaders in the field  
  • Courses align to industry certifications and accreditation 

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