Pharmacy Technician Bootcamp.

Start a very rewarding career as a certified pharmacy technician with our flexible online program that prepares you to work in retail and clinical pharmacies.

While working toward the CPhT credential employers trust, you will gain knowledge, skills, and support from coaches and mentors throughout your program and beyond.

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Program Length

16 Weeks



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Become a Pharmacy Technician in 16 Weeks

Gain the professional and clinical skills you need to support doctors, nurses, and pharmacists in a wide range of tasks.

  • Measure medication to fill prescriptions for patients
  • Package and label prescriptions
  • Organize inventory and alert pharmacists to shortages
  • Submit medical billing claims
  • Arrange for customers to speak to pharmacists if they have questions about medications or health matters

About the Pharmacy Technician Training Program

Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Web browser with internet connection
  • Course registration and payment
Cost & Included Materials

Cost & Included Materials

  • $3,450
  • Instructor-led video-based training
  • eBooks: Elsevier – Mosby’s Pharmacy Technician, 6th Edition
  • ExCPT exam fee
Student Services

Student Services

  • Mentorship from expert coaches
  • ExCPT Certification Exam Prep
  • 6-month post-program access to career coaches

What Will I Learn?

Our pharmacy technician bootcamp gets you job-ready with virtual and hands-on training from expert instructors and coaches. Within weeks, you’ll be able to put your new knowledge and skills into practice.

  • Course 1: Introduction to Pharmacy Technician
  • Course 2: Processing and Handling of Medications and Medication Orders
  • Course 3: Pharmacy Practice
  • Course 4: Pharmacology Operations, Safety and Management
  • Course 5: Pharmacology and Medications
  • Course 6: Therapeutic Agents in Pharmacology

Download the syllabus to view all courses and requirements.

Preparing for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (ExCPT)

Our online program prepares you for the nationally recognized pharmacy technician certification (CPhT) through the National Healthcareer Association’s (NHA) ExCPT pharmacy technician certification exam.

Career Possibilities for Certified Pharmacy Technicians

Certified pharmacy technicians are in high demand, with the career opportunities and earning potential continuing to grow. Health Tech Academy’s pharmacy technician bootcamp prepares you to work in a variety of pharmacy settings.

Retail Pharmacies

Retail Pharmacies

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Retail Pharmacies

Retail pharmacy technicians work under the supervision of pharmacists to fill prescriptions for customers. Daily tasks may include checking inventory, answering phone calls from customers, packaging and labeling prescriptions, and accepting payment and processing insurance claims.

Average Annual Salary: $43,290

Hospital Pharmacies

Hospital Pharmacies

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Hospital Pharmacies

Pharmacy technicians working in hospitals

Average Annual Salary:

Online and Mail Order Pharmacies

Online and Mail Order Pharmacies

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Online and Mail Order Pharmacies

Online and mail order pharmacies are growing fast, providing opportunities for new pharmacy technicians. In this role, pharmacy techs consult with patients over the phone or digitally to coordinate the shipping of medication.

Average Annual Salary: $38,950

Nursing and Residential Care Facilities

Nursing and Residential Care Facilities

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Nursing and Residential Care Facilities

Many long-term care facilities including nursing homes and assisted living centers have onsite pharmacies. Pharmacy technicians help fill prescriptions for residents, ensure medication compliance, and help submit Medicare or Medicaid claims.

Average Annual Salary: $38,700

Outpatient Rehabilitation and Mental Health Centers

Outpatient Rehabilitation and Mental Health Centers

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Outpatient Rehabilitation and Mental Health Centers

Pharmacy technicians working in outpatient mental health centers support patients’ holistic health by helping them manage their medications. Additional job-specific training or certification may be necessary for this role.

Average Annual Salary: $34,720

Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing

Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing

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Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing

Pharmacy technicians working in laboratories help scientists with research, testing, and conducting experiments of new drugs. Additional job-specific training, education, or certification may be necessary for this role.

Average Annual Salary: $42,900

Free Career Assessment

Is pharmacy technician the right career path for you? Take our free career assessment to determine which healthcare career path is the best fit for you.

*All salaries according to 2021 estimates released by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.




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Pharmacy Technician Training Program Comparisons

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Pharmacy Technician Training Program FAQs

What do Certified Pharmacy Technicians (CPhT) do?

Certified pharmacy technicians work alongside pharmacists to fill and label prescriptions, provide customer service, and perform administrative tasks.

What is CPhT certification?

CPhT is the industry-recognized pharmacy technician certification that most employers prefer, and many require. Students who successfully complete Health Tech Academy’s pharmacy technician training program are qualified to earn their certification.

What is ExCPT certification?

ExCPT is the exam you’ll need to pass in order to earn a CPhT certification. Health Tech Academy’s online training program prepares students to take the National Healthcareer Association’s (NHA’s) ExCPT Pharmacy Technician certification exam to achieve their CPhT certification.

How do I get my CPhT certification?

Upon successful completion of the Certified Pharmacy Technician Bootcamp, students are qualified to apply for the ExCPT exam. After achieving a passing exam score, students will earn the CPhT certification.

Are pharmacy technicians healthcare professionals?

Yes, pharmacy technicians are healthcare professionals. They play a key role in the care team by supporting patients’ medication therapy management and frequently interact with pharmacists, providers, and patients.

Can anyone take the pharmacy technician exam?

No, there are criteria you must meet to be eligible for the NHA’s ExCPT exam. You must have your high school diploma or GED, and you must complete a pharmacy technician training program, such as the online program offered by Health Tech Academy pharmacy, or have qualifying related experience.

What technology do I need to complete Health Tech Academy’s pharmacy technician training program?

Our pharmacy technician training program is online, so you’ll need access to a computer, as well as a reliable internet connection.

How long is the pharmacy technician training program?

Health Tech Academy’s pharmacy technician training program is self-paced but designed to be completed over the course of 16 weeks. (That’s significantly less than many pharmacy technician training programs!)

Will the pharmacy technician training program help me get a job?

Absolutely! Our professional team of career coaches are here to support you through the certification process, resume building, job opportunities, and mock interviews. With our flexible and engaging Pharmacy Technician Bootcamp, you’ll be ready to land a job in a matter of weeks.

How much do pharmacy technicians make?

Salaries range based on certification status, experience, and location. The average annual salary of a pharmacy technician in May 2021 is $36,740. Completing Health Tech Academy’s pharmacy technician training program can help improve your earning potential by giving you in-demand knowledge and skills, career coaching, and certification preparation.

Do I need healthcare experience to start the pharmacy technician training program?

No. Our pharmacy technician training program is suitable for all learners, positioning you begin a career in healthcare.


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