Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician Certification Prep Program

MedCertify’s online Pharmacy Technician program prepares students for NHA’s Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) and an exciting new career in the pharmaceutical field. In 6 months or less, you will learn, at your own pace, the skills needed to be a certified pharmacy technician. Along with certification prep and job training, our staff will help you enter the workforce through career development.

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Course Style

6 Months




Total Flexibility

Online, on-demand training so you can study at your time and pace on any device – total flexibility.

6-Month Access

Students will have 6-months access to all the training material.


Student Coaching

Online support with student success coaches.

Mentor Support

Take advantage of weekday and weekend online live Zoom mentoring sessions.

Externship or Observation​

Students have the opportunity to be placed at local clinical facilities for observation or externship to advance their knowledge and practical skills.

Career Development

Career development with resume building and job placement assistance.



Pharmacy Technician – 16 Weeks

Professional Office Development (POD) – 2 Weeks

Program Total Duration – 18 Weeks

Pharmacy Technician Overview

MedCertify’s Pharmacy Technician program teaches the knowledge and skills needed to be an integral part of pharmacy practice. Skills learned through the online program include:

  • How to handle medication
  • Processing medication orders
  • Billing, reimbursement, and inventory management
  • Sterile and non-sterile medication compounding
  • Medication Safety
  • The technology associated with pharmacy offices
  • Regulations and quality assurance

As a pharmacy technician, your role is to assist the office’s pharmacists, interact with customers, and comply with FDA policies. Pharmacy technicians work in retail pharmacies, hospital pharmacies, clinical pharmacies, home health care pharmacies, mail-order pharmacies, and pharmaceutical companies.

Observation or Externship
Students will have the option to complete an observation/externship to get more hands-on skills for their new career.  If the student chooses to accept their observation/externship it requires the following:
  • At least 40 hours of Observation or Externship.
  • Must be under the direct supervision of Clinic, Pharmacy or Healthcare facility.
  • Obtain experience in both the Clinical and Administrative areas during their observation/externship period.
Observation/Externship is optional and not guaranteed,  Specific requirements are mandatory to participate in observation/externship.

Externship Partners

Career & Certification

Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT)

PTCB advances medication safety by credentialing technicians who are qualified to support pharmacists and patient care teams in all practice settings.

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Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT)

The National Healthcareer Association prepares the next generation of healthcare workers through validated, nationally recognized certifications.

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Nationally Registered Certified Pharmacy Technician (NRCPhT)

The Nationally Registered Certified Pharmacy Technician (NRCPhT) designation demonstrates to employers that certified individuals have the administrative and clinical knowledge to assist pharmacists in health care settings.

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Career Paths
  • Acute care pharmacy technicians
  • Special pharmacy technicians
  • Retail pharmacy technicians
  • Compounding Pharmacy Technician
  • Customer Service Pharmacy Technician
Job Outlook

At 5 percent, Pharmacy Technicians’ job growth is as fast as average compared to other occupations from 2021 to 2031.

Even with average growth, Pharmacy Technicians are projected to have 43,500 job openings per year over the next decade. Most opens are estimated to be a result of occupational transfers or exiting the labor market.

Earning Potential

According to BLS.GOV, The median annual wage for pharmacy technicians was $36,740 in 2021.

Career Development

Career development with resume building and job placement assistance.

Mentor Support

Students will have 6-months access to all the training material.

Exam Fee

One certification exam fee is covered by us with tuition. *Ask for more details.


Financing Options Are Available

Students who enroll in MedCertify’s career training programs come from different backgrounds. Whether you’re a first-time student, recently unemployed or just seeking a new career, we provide different financing and scholarship opportunities to help pay for your education. Please speak with one of our admissions representatives to discuss your financing options and opportunities.

Military Spouses

The MyCAA (My Career Advancement Account) Scholarship is strictly for military spouses and is used as a workforce development program. In addition, the MyCAA scholarship provides up to $4,000 tuition assistance.

This scholarship will help military spouses cover the entire cost of courses at MedCertify as they pursue certificates and certifications necessary to gain employment in high-demand, high growth portable career fields, and occupations. Let an Admission Representative discuss the scholarship with you today!

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Separated Veterans

The Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA) implemented Priority of Service for all Veterans to provide scholarship assistance through SWAs, local WIBs, One‐Stop Career Centers, and other targeted grantees. 

Priority of service means the right of veterans to take precedence over a non‐covered person in obtaining all employment and training services.

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The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program offers scholarships to certain dislocated workers in the United States. Adults that have been terminated or laid off (including self-employed), eligible for or exhausted unemployment income and unlikely to return to industry or occupation are eligible for this scholarship. 

Spouses of a member of the Armed Forces who lost employment due to permanent change in duty station or is unemployed, underemployed and has difficulty finding or upgrading employment may also be eligible.

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Low Income

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is a program developed by the U.S. Department of Labor to help improve the public workforce system and help low income adults and other eligible adults meeting certain criteria. WIOA also helps employers hire and retain skilled workers. MedCertify has partnered with the Department of Labor to offer courses that prepare students for national certification in the medical, business, and IT fields.

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Self Financing

At MedCertify, we understand the importance of flexible payment options for our students. Our goal is to make education accessible and affordable, allowing you to focus on your studies and career development. Click below to view our self-financing options that are designed to suit your financial needs.

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