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25 Weeks

Certificate Length



What Does A Pharmacy Technician Do?

Pharmacy technicians support licensed pharmacists by assisting with dispensing medications to patients and health care staff. Their responsibilities include preparing prescriptions, managing inventory, and maintaining accurate records.

After successfully completing the pharmacy technician certificate, students will be familiar with medical terminology, human anatomy, pharmacy technician principles, and professionalism in allied health. They will also be prepared to resolve billing and insurance issues, perform medication reconciliation, and process orders. 

Where In the AdventHealth Network Can You Work?

Pharmacy technicians work in pharmacies, hospitals, clinics and nursing homes.


High School Diploma or GED

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Course registration & payment

Pass a background check

Pass general education/math assessment

Oral and written English proficiency is a requirement for course participation and certificate examination.

Training Materials Provided

Expert-led, video-based training

Textbooks: RX-3000 Student Workbook and Simulation Manual & RX-3000 Simulation Kit

eBook: The Pharmacy Technician

Simulation Kit

Competency assessments

National Certification exam fee



The demand for pharmacy technicians will continue to grow, especially as the health care field expands to meet the rising needs of the population. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics employment in this field is expected to increase over the next decade.

  • Graduates will leave the AHU pharmacy technician certificate fully prepared to work in a wide variety of healthcare and medical settings
  • Upon certificate completion, pharmacy technician students will have a thorough understanding of professionalism in allied health, technician principles and practices, human anatomy, and medical terminology

Skills Learned

Upon completion of this certified pharmacy technician certificate, you’ll learn a number of skills, including how to:

  • Accurately count, weigh, pour, and mix medications
  • Prepare accurate prescription labels and package prescriptions
  • Prepare and process insurance claim forms and manage inventory

  • Establish and maintain patient profiles as well as computerized patient records

  • Receive and process prescription requests from patients and those sent electronically from doctors’ offices



Professionalism in Allied Health
Introduction to Human Anatomy and Medical Terminology
Pharmacy Technician Principles and Practices ASHP
Pharmacy Technician Externship




Pharmacy Technician


Pharmacy Assistant


Compounding Specialist 


The certified Pharmacy Technician training certificate will teach you all the skills you need to gain the Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPT) certification through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).



Certified Pharmacy Technician

The Pharmacy Technician certification exam provides the opportunity to work in a pharmacy setting and receive requests for prescriptions from doctor’s offices and patients.

PLEASE NOTE: Students residing in the state of Washington – this certificate is NOT approved for the long-term licensing of Pharmacy Technicians. The WA Board of Pharmacy has additional requirements if the student plans to permanently reside in Washington. If a student is living in WA short-term (less than 2 years) they can obtain a temporary license.


If you need additional funding sources, we offer many convenient options

Pay in full using any major credit card, PayPal, or Venmo. Select “credit card” as your payment option.

Apply for PayPal Credit and pay zero interest if your balance is paid in full within 6-months. Complete a quick application and you’ll receive a credit decision within seconds.


Pay for your training with an education loan through Meritize.

Reserve your seat by completing the course registration process using the provided option.



Program & Tuition Cost
$4,000 average
Up to $20,000
Exam Fees, Books & Materials
Up to $750
Job Ready In
3–6 months
24–48 months
Schedule Flexibility
On-demand 24/7
Set class schedule
Travel Requirements
None: 100% online
On-campus classrooms
Student Support
Personal Advisors: text, call and email access
Professors: scheduled office hours
Career Coaching
Exam-tailor + soft-skill training to build well-rounded careers
Exam-based + prerequisites and electives to meet credit
Content Delivery
3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning
Professor lectures


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Pharmacy technicians should be skilled in technical aspects of the job such as basic pharmacology, as well as possess strong organizational skills, attention to detail and communication skills.


Most pharmacy technicians work full time and work hours can exceed 40 hours per week. As some pharmacies are open 24/7, it’s not uncommon for pharmacy technicians to work overnights and weekends.


Some of the benefits that come with working as a pharmacy technician include job stability, flexible work schedule and the opportunity to advance into other healthcare-related fields.


Pharmacy technicians work under the direction of a pharmacist. Pharmacy technicians take orders from patients, fill prescriptions and have these verified by the pharmacist before issuing them to the patient. Other differences include certification requirements and pay rates.


The exam is only required once; however, to maintain the certification the Pharmacy Technician must obtain 20 hours of continuing education over a two year period. Numerous companies and organizations offer continuing education. If you let the 20 hour continuing education requirement pass, you’ll have to retake the exam.


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