Pharmacy Technician Certification Prep Career Diploma

Train outplaced and incumbent employees with an accelerated Pharmacy Technician Certification Prep program that prepares workers to sit for industry-recognized certifications within 6-9 months.

Program Overview

Penn Foster’s online Pharmacy Technician Certification Preparation course prepares learners to take the PTCE and NHA ExCPT exams by providing them with strategies, procedures, knowledge, and management skills needed to work effectively as entry-level pharmacy technicians.

The certification prep program covers essential pharmacy skills including laws and regulations, pharmacology, drug interactions, and compounding. Upon program completion, students will review and prepare for the PTCE, including access to the practice exam, the cost of which is included in program pricing.

Certification Exam Preparation:

  • Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) offered through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)

Average Completion Time: 6-9 Months 

Skills & Features

Skills Covered:

  • Communication & soft skills
  • Pharmacology
  • Drug classifications 
  • Pharmacy law & regulations 
  • Pharmaceutical math calculations 
  • Sterile & nonsterile compounding 
  • Basics of medication safety
  • Bill & reimbursement processes 
  • Pharmacy management software
  • Certification review


  • PTCB-approved program
  • Delivered on the PFx learning platform which provides engaging and interactive learning materials, including cutting-edge simulations, recorded demonstrations, live sessions, and more
  • Program includes engaging and interactive learning materials including a pill counting simulation
  • PTCE practice test voucher
  • Cost of the PTCE test included in program pricing