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Become a Pharmacy Technician

Becoming a pharmacy technician is a simpler path than most students think. While many students are convinced that becoming certified involves months of schooling -currently this is NOT the case.

To become a certified pharmacy technician an individual must:

1. Register with the PTCB or ExCPT to take a certification exam. Most states require the PTCB, but the ExCPT is accepted in many states.

2. Study the required material to pass the PTCB or ExCPT examination. (Note: Studying for the exam can be a part of a lengthy/costly college course, but is not required - a simple online video course will be sufficient )

3. Pass your exam.

4. Register with your respective State Board of Pharmacy. We provide the web URL for all 50 State Boards of Pharmacy to make registering easy.

Ph.T). Many different topics are covered in the course, including pharmacy law, common abbreviations, commonly used calculations, and many other skills used by pharmacy technicians in their day to day tasks. Utilizing the advantages of a self-paced course, student will be able to prepare to take the certification exam needed to work as a pharmacy technician.

Students are encouraged to take a slow and steady pace in this course - it is designed as a 6-week course but may be longer or shorter depending on the rate of learning by the student.

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Length 5 total hours
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Cost $14
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Instructor Steven Pettit, Pharm.D.
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Language English
Subjects Business
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This course was outstanding, the best course I have taken so far on Udemy, definitely exceeded my expectations and it really prepares you for future studies in Pharmacy.

It’s been great so far!

I'm very new to this field of study and I can easily follow the course so far.

seems very straightforward, good explanations so far Only a couple videos in, but so far so good!

Quite happy so far Presenter is explicit I must say It was quite good.

I have a clear understanding of becoming a pharmacy tec The instructor was amazing everything was detailed very precisely Great so far Very clear and concise, really enjoying the course so far.

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So far it look like i can do it!!

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But overall so far, great course This Course is very Easy to Understand.

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Teacher is great so far.

So far this information has been excellent and is exactly what will be seen in a pharmacy.

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I got hired in a retail pharmacy as a pharmacy tech trainee as a result.

Penna) where licensing of Pharmacy techs is not recognized.

I was a pharmacy tech 30 years ago and by reading a manual and the classes I passed the National Exam the first time!

I enjoyed the course and learned a lot about becoming a Pharmacy Tech.

Very helpful course for pharmacy techs.

Really glad to have found this resource; I'd definitely recommend it to anyone trying to become a certified pharmacy tech.

I'm not prepping for the PTCB exam, but am prepping to start work as a pharmacy tech at Walgreens.

This lecture definitely gives me a clear understanding of the details behind the scenes of various pharmacy technician positions.

Solid video lecture series that helped me pass my pharmacy technician certification test.

Used this alongside a Pharmacy Tech study book from Amazon and passed.

downloaded index cards to review -- do's and don't as pharmacy technician would be helpful.

I've been a part time pharmacy tech for a couple of years and decided to begin studying for certification.

I am a novice pharmacy technician, this is great as refresher and perfect for any new person starting in the pharmacy.

The videos, and instuctor help paint a clear picture of what it is to be a Pharmacy Technician.

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Steven Pettit, Pharm.D.’s course to prepare for the Pharmacy Technician certification exams has exceeded my expectations.

Overall, best course for anyone who is interested in learning about pharmacy technician's role or PTCB candidates.

love the instructors personality and delivery...makes learning fun and keeps you interested throughout the videos...very easily understandable...the books I've purchased in the past makes it seem so complicated when it is really simple as I am now learning He did a really great job explaining the aspects of what a pharmacy technicians has to do and remember.

The course served its purpose in educating people about the information they need to become a certified Pharmacy Technician.

Now I am currently registered in the state of North Carolina as a Pharmacy Technician.

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What I can say is that it's important to know your limitations as a pharmacy technician and then just go over everything else until it sticks.

I originally got this course just for fun/to see if I could complete it, but at this rate I am seriously considering a career as a Pharmacy Technician, thank you!

He offers valuable information to the aspiring pharmacy technician.

I'm currently working part-time in the retail setting as a pharmacy assistant from Canada and this course: Become a Pharmacy Technician is above my expectations.

In the past year and a half I worked as a pharmacy technician, and I just need to be certified again and want to touch up and this is 100% on the money what I had to do everyday!

Mosby’s Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination book has often been recommended by fellow technicians to prepare for the exam as well.

I am eager to write the exam now than when I first started the course I already have a job as a pharmacy technician, but I am completely new to the medical world.

This pharmacy technician course is a great course but I still feel as if I won't ace the certification exam.

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Yes, very clear and knowledgeable easy to follow.

Very beneficial, thank you Easy to follow along and great for brushing up on skills.

Lecture was easy to follow and important points were emphasized.

This course is really easy to follow and the instructor gives a lot of good information making it easier for us to memorize the stuff.

Pacing is good; easy to follow, especially after a long day at work and time with family.

It was easy to follow and pleasant to watch the videos.

The instructor is easy to follow and speaks at a good pace.

I love this package The information is easy to understand, and is well presented I just started, but the teacher is interesting and easy to follow.

so far I am liking this course, I am a pharmacy tech that NEEDS to pass her exam to continue her job as my license has expired, so I already know a lot of what you're talking about but I am excited to see how well you are explaining everything and hoping when I get to the lectures that I need that I will comprehend it all because of your teaching being easy to follow.

the videos are too short and need more explaining It is very clear and easy to follow and understand.

Great The course is very informative but keeps it straight to the point and is easy to follow.

so far it's easy to follow and pretty straight forward, bullet points are easy to follow, and the course leader has a voice that makes you pay attention!

he teacher talks a little fast but other than that very good Very clear and easy to follow Parce que ils explique tous les aspects et condition pour etre un bon pharmacien great course I loke the course and its easy to follow.

Easy to follow, great for beginners like myself.

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The instructor Mr. Pettit, explained each topic very clear and simple.

However, Mr. Pettit is very effective in his lectures given the length of this course (it's not an overwhelming load in the slightest) and he gives you all the tools/formulas needed even if he hasn't provided all the practice you might need!

I also find it amazing that Mr. Pettit personally answers the questions on here.

Take Mr. Pettit's advice and purchase some flash cards, it's the only thing that got me through all the drug names!

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I just passed the almighty PTCB exam on the first attempt after just 3 months of ever working in a pharmacy.

I purchased this course on 1/20/2014 and passed the PTCB exam on 2/15/2014 - 26 days later!

I'm using this course as a supplement to an online course and books that I have purchased to pass the PTCB exam.

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Dr. Pettit made this course enjoyable.

On a personal note: My prayers are with you Dr. Pettit, thank you for helping me pass the test!

Thank you Dr. Pettit for the knowledge shared in the videos and many more!

But, Dr. Pettit gives hints that help me to relate the topics to life experiences and thus help me to remember.

Thank you Dr. Pettit for an outstanding course.

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An overview of related careers and their average salaries in the US. Bars indicate income percentile.

Pharmacy Buyer/ Pharmacy Technician $28k

Pharmacy Technician Externship Coordinator $28k

Stock Clerk/Pharmacy technician $34k

Pharmacy Technician/ Hospital Liaison $57k

Technical Pharmacy Technician Lead $70k

Pharmacy Technician Consultant Lead $79k

Pharmacy Technician Consultant 2 $80k

Many Positions $82k

Regional Pharmacy Technician Consultant $102k

Staff Inpatient Pharmacy Technician $114k

Pharmacy Technician Specialist Manager $121k

Supervisor Pharmacy Technician 3 $124k

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Rating 4.6 based on 340 ratings
Length 5 total hours
Starts On Demand (Start anytime)
Cost $14
From Udemy
Instructor Steven Pettit, Pharm.D.
Download Videos Only via the Udemy mobile app
Language English
Subjects Business
Tags Business Industry

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