Become a CPhT
If you are interested in working as a pharmacy technician, it is wise (and potentially required) to obtain national certification and become a CPhT.
What Is CPhT Certification?
The CPhT credential stands for Certified Pharmacy Technician. This nationally-recognized credential proves to potential employers and patients that you have sufficient knowledge to work as a pharmacy technician.
Once you become a pharmacy technician, you will work under the direct supervision of a pharmacist. Your main roles will be filling and preparing prescriptions, although there are dozens of other related responsibilities. Depending on where you work, you may collect patient histories, manage pharmacy inventory, and/or take care of billing and insurance, among other duties.
How Do I Get My CPhT Certification?
The simple answer to how to become a certified pharmacy technician is to earn your CPhT certificate by passing the relevant exam. There are two organizations that offer CPhT exams - the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) and the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).
Choose from the links below to learn more about becoming a certified pharmacy technician (CPhT):