Online: Pharmacy Technician Certification

Location: Online: Students have 6 months of 24/7 course access and may begin class after registration. Instructor: Nancy Kimmel RN, PhD CHMM MSN FNP BC

Online: Pharmacy Technician Certification


This class is a total of 115 hours.  Nationally Accredited through the PTCB and NHA.

National Exam through PCTB or NHA included in tuition.

No prior experience necessary. Books and personal instruction included by licensed Pharmacy Tech.  Students must sit for the exam within the 6 months allotted for the course.

Online: Pharmacy Technician Certification


Online Pharmacy Technician Course & Certification Overview

Are you detail-oriented and motivated? Looking for a change into the healthcare field? Pharmacy technicians work under the direction of a licensed pharmacist to dispense medication and provide information to customers. Pharmacy technicians typically work behind a pharmacy counter at a drugstore, grocery store, hospital, nursing home, or other medical facilities. This position involves working with pharmacists, patients, and occasionally pharmaceutical reps. If you are interested in getting into pharmaceuticals without spending years in school, this course may be the perfect fit for you.

The 100% online course curriculum includes learning the duties and responsibilities of the pharmacy technician and a pharmacist, including the standards of patient confidentiality and ethics governing pharmacy practice, knowing the pharmaceutical-medical terminology, abbreviations, and symbols commonly used in prescriptions and drug orders, learn the arithmetic calculations required for the usual dosage determinations and much more.

Upon course completion, students will need to pass the online certification exam to receive their Pharmacy Technician Certification. Our online classes offer national accrediting exams which allow students to work anywhere in the U.S. and Canada.

Student Experience While Taking Our Online Pharmacy Class

The online Pharmacy Technician Training is designed to work with your schedule. Courses are self-paced and accessible 24/7. The modules are also mobile-friendly. The curriculum can be completed in as little as 5 weeks, but you will have as long as 6 months to complete the course from the time of enrollment. 

Upon enrollment, students will be assigned an instructor who will send them a welcome email within 24-48 hours. Your assigned instructor will help you with any questions you may have while taking the course.

Online Pharmacy Class Prerequisites

A high school diploma or equivalent GED is recommended to enroll in the Online Pharmacy Technician Course.

Online Pharmacy Class Curriculum (Modules & Exams)

The Pharmacy Technician Training includes 115 hours of course content and covers over 25 individual course topics including:

  • Medication calculations
  • Drug purchasing and inventory management
  • Biological and Physiological reactions to Medication 
  • Technology in the Pharmacy
  • Compassionate patient care
  • Maintenance and use of medicines and equipment
  • Record keeping and documentation
  • Basic principles of anatomy and physiology
  • Pharmacy Law & Ethics 
  • Therapeutic communication
  • Hazardous materials management

Students will need to pass a Pharmacy Certification Exam after completing the course to receive their certification. Phlebotomy Career Training’s Pharmacy Technician program is accredited by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) as well as recognized by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). All Pharmacy students receive one complimentary voucher to take the PTCB or NHA Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam.To be able to use the voucher students must schedule their exam at least 6 weeks prior to the expiration of their course.  

Students should always check with their state department for their licensing or certification requirements. Some states may require additional training or examination before becoming qualified to work in that state.

Pharmacy Internship Requirements

It is highly recommended (but not required) that students begin a clinical rotation in a pharmacy near their home during the six months that they have to complete all the course work. We recommend a minimum of 500 hours.

About Phlebotomy Career Training

Phlebotomy Career Training (PCT) has been educating students and professionals throughout the U.S. with online and in-person programs for over 14 years. PCT is an accredited organization that offers nationally-recognized certification programs.

PCT understands the adult student’s need for quality education, a hands-on learning atmosphere, and a fast-track career path. Students can expect professional educators and quality instruction throughout their course. 95% of our graduates have found employment opportunities in their field!

Pharmacy Class Instructors

Each student will be assigned a designated instructor upon enrollment. Our world-class, qualified instructors have years of teaching and field experience. Our instructors consist of Family Nurse Practitioners, RNs, Doctors, and other qualified medical professionals. 

Your instructor will personally reach out to you within 24-48 hours and will be available to answer any questions throughout the program.

What’s Included With Our Online Pharmacy Class

The course includes the following:

  • Pharmacy Technician Certificate
  • Complimentary 6-month voucher for the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam through the PTCB or NHA
  • PTCB Study Guide book, New!
  • Davis Drug Guide book
  • Access to additional resources and materials
  • Access to instructors via phone and email.
  • Available tutoring sessions via Zoom at an affordable price from experienced medical professionals, LPNs, RNs, and Doctors.

Pharmacy Employment Opportunities

Pharmacy is a growing career field with great prospects. If you are looking for a career path with ample employment opportunities, competitive pay, benefits, and job satisfaction, Pharmacy may be a great fit for you. 95% of our students were able to find employment upon graduation.

FAQs About Our Online Pharmacy Class

Do the online courses require an in-person test?

There are multiple national certification exams that PCT graduates may take. We offer one complimentary attempt at the National Pharmacy Certification Exam through the PTCB or the NHA. These examinations can be administered both online or in-person depending on the organization and local requirements.

How does the internship/ externship work?

As part of the Pharmacy Technician Certification Program, students are recommended (but not required) to complete an internship that will allow them to observe and/or practice their Pharmacy skills. You may see this internship referred to as an externship or clinical in various materials; these all refer to the same requirement. Students are responsible for securing an internship. Your instructor can provide you with a letter to help you secure an internship.

How do the credit hours work?

Students who complete the full Pharmacy Technician Certification Program will receive a National Certification with a certification number that carries accredited credentialing. The PTCB and NHA do not state how many credit hours are required. Read more about the credit hours here.

Is Phlebotomy Career Training accredited?

Yes, PCT is accredited through the National Center for Competency Testing. In addition, the following organizations also certify PCT’s courses:

Is Pharmacy a good stepping stone into other medical careers?

Pharmacy is a great way to get into healthcare without any prior experience in the field. And there are many advancement opportunities for Pharmacy technicians once they get their foot in the door. The Pharmacy Technician training is also a great learning opportunity for those that are looking to apply to medical school or nursing programs.

Is the Pharmacy Technician Certification valid nationwide?

Yes, the Pharmacy Technician Certification from PCT is valid in the United States and Canada.

Students should always check with their state department for their licensing or certification requirements. Some states may require additional training or examination before becoming qualified to work in that state.

High School Diploma or GED, ability to pass a background check
No prior medical experience is needed.

What's Included

  • Pharmacy Technician Certification
  • PTCB Exam: Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Exam
  • Pharmacy Technician Study Guide (New!)
  • Personal Instruction from a Licensed Pharmacy Technician
  • Practice Exams
  • Videos
  • Power Point Presentations
  • Online Learning Portal

About Your Instructor
Nancy Kimmel RN, PhD CHMM MSN FNP BC

Professor Kimmel, director of the school, has complied all her years of experience as a university professor to build courses with a curriculum designed to graduate proficient and competent students in their prospective medical career choice.