Professional Development

Pharmacy Technician Specialist

What does a Pharmacy Technician Specialist do?

With the Pharmacy Technician Specialist career training, you’ll learn the skills needed to succeed in a pharmacy setting. You’ll learn how to fill prescriptions and count pills as well as making sure patients receive the best care and obtain the best result from their medications.

Where Can You Work?

A Pharmacy Technician Specialist works in a pharmacy setting within hospitals or in standalone retail locations.


16 Weeks


Training Materials Provided



Pharmacy Technician Specialist


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 training, you’ll be able to:

  • Receive and process prescription requests from patients and those sent electronically from doctors’ offices
  • Accurately count, weigh, pour and mix medications
  • Prepare accurate prescription labels and package prescriptions
  • Prepare and process insurance claim forms and manage inventory

Courses - 16 Weeks

Program Preview

Pharmacy Technician Specialist 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).


Certified Pharmacy Technician Certification

The Certified Pharmacy Technician certification through the PTCB (Pharmacy Technician Certification Board) shows that you have all the skills and knowledge to work as a 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 Specialist?

You will complete the courses in this program over 16 weeks, making students job-ready in 4 months. The program is flexible, allowing for assignments to be completed anytime, from anywhere, 24/7.

Do these courses count for college credit?

No, these courses do not count for college credit

Is the Pharmacy Technician Specialist career training online?

Yes, our program is fully online and asynchronous.