Pharmacy Technician Certification (CPhT) Training

Pharmacy Technician Certification Training Program

Pharmacy Technicians are health care Professionals that are increasingly in demand. Certified Pharmacy Technicians read the prescription, retrieve, count, pour, weigh, measure, and may mix or compound medications. Technicians may establish and maintain patient profiles, as well as prepare insurance claim forms and manage inventory. Questions requiring clinical knowledge, such as prescription and health care questions, are always referred to as a Licensed Pharmacist. Technicians who pass the (ExCPT) Pharmacy Exam are granted the title of Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT). Our program was established by the Institute for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ICPT). Individuals with Pharmacy Technician Certifications will typically perform work delegated by licensed pharmacists in accordance with state rules and regulations. CPhTs receive written prescription requests from patients, prescriptions sent electronically from doctors offices and in some states are permitted to process physicians orders by phone.

Pharmacy Technicians help licensed pharmacists dispense prescription medication.


The median annual wage of Pharmacy Technicians was $28,400 in May 2010.

Employment Outlook

Employment of Pharmacy Technicians is expected to increase by 32 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Adapted in part from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Medical Records and Health Information Technicians, on the Internet at care/pharmacy-technicians.htm.

Educational Programs

Length. Programs grant an Associate degree, certificate, or diploma.
Prerequisites. High school diploma or equivalent is usually required.
Curriculum. The curricula of programs must ensure achievement of the Entry-Level Competencies for Pharmacy Technicians.

NAHCE Online Program Features:

  • Concept check-ups follow each topic and break down learning outcomes into manageable subject material.
  • Focal points and key term definitions appear in the margins throughout the text to spotlight critical data necessary to master end-of-chapter review quizzes.
  • Students can access all their course materials, including the media-rich online textbook from any mobile phone or home computer.
  • online (CPhT) Learning Platform with Ebook. Pharmacy Technician: Practice and Procedures ( Orum-Alexander , 1st ed.)
  • Text Hard Copy
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) Exam online Study Guide.
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) Exam online Practice Test.
  • NAHCE Pharmacy Technician Diploma.

NAHCE Course Curriculum:

  • Overview, Practice Settings, And Organizations
  • Basic Safety And Standards
  • Communication And Customer Service
  • Ethics, Law, And Regulatory Agencies
  • Measurements And Calculations
  • Introduction To Pharmacology
  • Drug Classifications
  • Over-The-Counter (OTC) Agents
  • Complementary And Alternative Modalities
  • Dosage Forms And Routes Of Administration
  • Extemporaneous And Sterile Compounding (IV Admixture)
  • Medication Errors
  • Referencing
  • Retail Setting
  • Hospital/Inpatient Setting
  • Other Environments
  • Inventory Management
  • Preparing For Your Career As A Pharmacy Technician
  • Career Development

Pharmacy Technician Certification

Pharmacy Technician Certification meets the requirements of the certifying bodies through which you can become a Nationally Certified Pharmacy Technician and and gives you an edge when applying for jobs. The NAHCE Diploma tells your employer that you have receive the highest standards of education and credentials recognition and have met the educational requirements of the certifying bodies in your field.

Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) National Certification

After successful completion of the program you will receive the NAHCE Pharmacy Technician Diploma which will qualify you to sit for the Certified Pharmacy Technician Exam for National Certification.

NAHCE is a training provider and agent for the NHA National Certification Exams accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and issues certifications through National Health Career Association, Inc.

In order to qualify as a candidate for NAHCE Sponsored Certification Testing an individual must obtain one of the following:

  • NAHCE Pharmacy Technician Diploma.
  • Be confirmed as a graduate of a recognized Pharmacy Technician Program or School.
  • Confirmed employment by a medical facility as a Pharmacy Technician for a minimum of 2 years.

Qualified canidates will be require to complete the Study Guide and Exam Assessment prior to Exam Registration

Medical Billing and Coding Certification and Training

We strive to be the best online educational experience for health care professionals by delivering the highest quality standards of online health education at the most affordable tuition rates. All associated fees are included in the price of tuition.

All Tracks Online Learning Platform
Cost Per Credit $63
Number of Major Credits 12 credits
Total Tuition Cost $756.00

Tuition Compared To The Top Online Colleges

The highest quality standards of education comparable to the top online colleges. You pay significantly less per credit at NAHCE.

Comparable Colleges Undergraduate Tuition Cost Per Credit
Cost Per Credit Comparable Online Schools $250 - $609

NAHCE offers 8 semester start dates per academic term giving you the convenience and flexibility to blend your continuing educational goals with your work and life schedule. You can conveniently utilize the NAHCE technology based on-line learning platform at your leisure 24 hours a day. Start Next Semesters Online Health Education program anytime before the Enrollment Deadline.

August 18

2014 August Bi-Semester Start Date
August 18, 2014
Enrollment Deadline
August 15, 2014

September 22

2014 September Semester Start Date
September 22, 2014
Enrollment Deadline
September 19, 2014

November 3

2014 October Bi-Semester Start Date
November 3, 2014
Enrollment Deadline
October 31, 2014

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