Professional Development

Pharmacy Technician Professional

What does a Pharmacy Technician Professional do?

A certified pharmacy technician is a professional who is able to work alongside pharmacists in order to help patients receive their proper medications. They play a vital role in providing safe and effective patient care.

Pharmacy technicians work with pharmacists to provide quality patient care by filling prescriptions and measuring and dispensing the required medication dosage to patients. They also assist with billing and record-keeping of patient records, as well as managing medication inventory.

Where Can You Work?

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


25 Weeks


Training Materials Provided



Allied Healthcare Professional


Healthcare employment is projected to grow by 13% from 2021 to 2031, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This means that over the next decade there will be nearly 2 million new positions available for those interested in healthcare.

Skills Learned

Upon completion of this program, you’ll learn a number of skills, including:

  • How to accurately count, weigh, pour and mix medications.
  • How to prepare accurate prescription labels and package prescriptions.
  • How to prepare and process insurance claim forms and manage inventory.
  • How to establish and maintain patient profiles as well as computerized patient records.
  • How to receive and process prescription requests from patients and those sent electronically from doctors’ offices.

Courses - 25 Weeks

Program Preview

Pharmacy Technician Professional Job Possibilities

Pharmacy Technician


$19,000 – $49,000

Compounding Specialist


$24,000 – $55,000

Pharmacy Assistant


$21,000 – $95,000

Certification Information

The certified Pharmacy Technician training program will teach you all the skills you need to gain the Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) certification through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB). The PTCB is a non-governmental organization that administers the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam. In addition, they maintain CPT records and manage the recertification process.



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.

Issuing Authority

Payment Options

Credit Card

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


Short-term Loan

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.

Program Comparison

Emerge Education
Community College
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

Meet Your Training Specialist

Lauren Holubec is your Training Specialist. She is here to help you understand the program, payment options and succeed! Get in touch with Lauren to learn more about the program and how to achieve your career goals. If you are a manager interested in group enrollment, please contact Lauren directly so she can assist you with the enrollment process.


How long does it take to become a Pharmacy Technician Professional?

You will complete the courses in this program over 25 weeks, making students job-ready in 6 months. The program is flexible, allowing for assignments to be completed anytime, from anywhere, 24/7.

Is the Pharmacy Technician Specialist career training online?

Yes, our training program is fully online and asynchronous.

Do these courses count for college credit?

No, these courses do not count for college credit.