Certified Pharmacy
Technician Program (CPHT)

Explore Healthcare Pathways that Lead to Success, Change, and Employment

Campus Healthcare Certification
Daytime or Evening
14 Weeks Traditional
Classes Held (1) Per Week
Payment Plans Available
Weekly, Bi-Weekly or Monthly
$99 Down Payment Required
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Program Overview

About Program

We provide a top training program that helps you step into this fast-growing healthcare job.As a pharmacy technician, you'll work with pharmacists and other health workers. You might work in a retail pharmacy or a healthcare system. Our pharmacy tech training in Richmond, VA teaches many important topics.

You'll learn about medicine orders, how a pharmacy runs, and how to care for patients. You'll also learn to handle insurance claims, help give out medications, and provide great service to patients.

After finishing our pharmacy tech program in Richmond, you'll be ready to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Exam (PTCB) and or NHA Board Exam EXCPT.

This certificate is recognized all over the country and shows you're a skilled pharmacy technician. With this certificate, you'll have more job options and chances to advance your career.

What You Will Learn

Basic knowledge needed to understand the function of a pharmacy technician, How to prepare, order and stock prescription medications, Patient and Dosage Forms and Routes of Administration, Community and Institutional Pharmacy Settings. Top 200 Drugs
IV Flow Rates, Compounding Drugs, Brand and Generic Prescription Drugs

Clock Hours

400 Total Program Clock Hours
180 Didactic Clock Hours
80 Simulation Hours
140 Clinical Hours

Program Benefits

12 Month Access to  Learning Content
Manage work, family and study in a flexible campus schedule
Pharmacy Lab Simulations
Interactive Study Guides and Knowledge Assessments
3D Interactive Anatomy Simulations
Patient Care Simulations
Video Demonstrations
National Board Examination
Prep Materials
Walgreen Clinical Externship* We are open to partner with Pharmacies with a Clinical Affiliation Agreement with AlliedRx

Admissions Requirements

Prospective students must be 18 years of age to register for the Pharmacy Technician Program
Applicants must take a reading comprehension and math assessment test prior to course enrollment. Passing score of 70% or higher required. This is done after registering in the orientation portal.
Applicant must have demonstrated English language proficiency (including reading, writing and speaking)
Access to Internet and Computer, Tablet or Mobile Device
Applicants must complete a criminal background check and drug testing.
Registered Pharmacy Technician Trainee with the Virginia Board of Pharmacy (Virginia Students Only)
Applicants must be; attending high school, have a GED certificate, or is a high school graduate

Program Approvals


Basic Pharmacy

This is a course all about becoming a Pharmacy Technician. You will learn you how to handle prescriptions and explain the laws that affect pharmacies.You will also learn about your role as a Pharmacy Technician and the different ways medicines can be given. We'll teach you how to mix medicines and keep everything clean and germ-free. We'll also talk about the difference between brand-name and generic drugs.You'll also get to learn about SIG codes, a kind of short language used in prescriptions. Lastly, we'll show you how to handle billing and insurance claims for prescriptions. This course will give you everything you need to know to get started as a Pharmacy Technician.

Pharmacy Calculations

This is a course about the important math you need to know as a Certified Pharmacy Technician. You will learn how to how to use formulas and conversions for pharmacy calculations. Explain the rules of the metric system and the basic units of weight, volume, and length. Describe common equivalents in the metric system.  Discuss the apothecary system.  Explain the household system.  Convert metric measures to their equivalents in the other systems.

Pharmacy Clinicals

This clinical experiential course provides students with hands on experience under the guidance of a Pharmacist at Community Pharmacy. Pre-Requisites (Basic Pharmacy and Pharmacy Calculations)

Learning Modules

  • History of Medicine
  • Pharmacy Law, Ethics, and Regulatory Agencies
  • Pharmacy Technicians: Competencies, Associations, Settings & Patient Interaction
  • Patient & Medication Administration
  • Institutional Pharmacy Practice
  • Community Pharmacy Practice
  • Bulk Repackaging and Non-Sterile Compounding
  • Aseptic Technique and Sterile Compounding
  • Advanced Sterile Compounding
  • Pharmacy Billing and Inventory Management
  • Medication Safety and Error Prevention
  • Drug References

Study Format

Take a flexible hybrid class our healthcare programs let you learn anywhere and anytime that works best for you. Classes are Held (1) Per Week. Please see schedule for additional information

Student Support

We are here to help support your healthcare training and career goals. Our student support team are available to provide advice and answer questions.  

Program Locations

Richmond, Virginia and Surrounding Counties (Henrico, Chesterfield, Hanover)

National Board Exam Pass Rate

PTCB National Board Examination Pass Rate 80% (PTCE- Percentage of Examinations Passed/Compared to 70% National Average Pass Rate, 2024) (10% Above National Average)