Pharmacy Technician Training Schools & Programs

There are numerous schools that offer pharmacy technician training program. Prospective pharmacy technician students should research local pharmacy techncian schools. It is recommended that pharmacy technician education and training program that is accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting body but accreditation is not mandatory.

Pharmacy Technician School | Program Accreditation

Following training programs for pharmacy technician that are approved by the State Board of Pharmacy include:
  1. A pharmacy technician training program accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists;
  2. A pharmacy technician training program provided by a branch of the United States Armed Services or the U.S. Public Health Service;
  3. A pharmacy technician training program offered by a secondary educational institution that has been approved by the State Board of Regents or their designees; or a pharmacy technology degree/certificate awarded by a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting authority.
  4. A pharmacy technician training programs approved by state board of pharmacy for pharmacy technician registration.

Other considerations in choosing pharmacy technician school

  1. Lengths of the programs
  2. tuition cost to attend
  3. Generally, local Community College Programs are less expensive than private Vocational or Trade schools but tend to be lengthier.
† The benefit of pharmacy technician school program accreditation is
  1. The reputation of the pharmacy technician school program
  2. Pharmacy technician training is nationally acceptable, i.e. graduate of the program enables pharmacy technician to transfer their existing license from one state or jurisdiction to another.
  3. Higher standard of training

Pharmacy Technician Training Schools Directory

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Pharmacy Technician Registration Requirement

Most states require pharmacy technician registration issued by the Board to perform delegated pharmacy acts under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist. However, some states do not require pharmacy technician registration.
  • Registration Requirement
    Requirements for practicing as a pharmacy technician vary from state to state. About 80% of state jurisdictions license, register, or certify technicians.
  • Continuous Education Requirement
    About one-third of state jurisdictions have continuing education requirements that technicians must meet in order to maintain their license, certification, or registration.

Benefits of Pharmacy Technician Certification

Registered pharmacy technicianAlthough most states do not require pharmacy technician certification as part of the pharmacy technician registration, it is highly recommended to attain certification. Pharmacy technician certification will stregthen applicant's resume for job applicants and will have a leverage to increase salary potential.

Difference of Pharmacy Technician Registration and Certification

  • Pharamcy Technician Registration is a qualified individual registering with government entity or pharmacy board.
  • Pharmacy Technician Certification(s) are held by private entity stating that individual has enough knowledge to perform duties of pharmacy techncian.

Benefits of attaining Pharmacy Technician associate degree

Pharmacy technician with associate degree have much open exposure to different area of work, such as chemist or other medical profession. An associate degree will strengthen pharmacy school application. An associate degree will have leverage for higher salary.


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