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Pharmacy Technician Certification

After completing a pharmacy technician training program, your next goal will be to become a certified pharmacy technician (CPhT). Getting a pharmacy technician license starts with passing the Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination. This examination is offered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board.

Note: The CPhT is a requirement for the Pharmacy Technician Full License in Arizona.

Renewing Your Pharmacy Technician Certification

Both your Certified License and PTCB certification must be renewed every 2 years. Before renewing your certification and applying for a renewed license, you must successfully complete 20 hours of continuing education.

Pharmacy Technician Program Graduate

Here are the PTCB Exam rates for the two campuses at Arizona College from July 1st, 2022, to June 30th, 2023:

  1. Glendale campus: 80% passing rate on the PTCB Exam.
  2. Mesa campus: 53% passing rate on the PTCB Exam.

Congratulations to all the students who put in their hard work and dedication to achieve these results!

Of course, the process of how to become a certified pharmacy technician first starts with completing a training program and an externship where you get to work alongside a pharmacist and gain first-hand experience in the pharmacy field.

Two Different Pharmacy Technician Certification Licenses

There are two levels of licenses per the Certification Board: the Trainee License and the Full License. Below are the steps on how to get each type of pharmacy technician license:


Begin Your Journey To Become A Certified Pharmacy Technician Today

Arizona College’s Pharmacy Technician training program can provide you with the education and training you need for becoming a pharmacy technician. Submit a request for information form to learn more about how our pharmacy tech program prepares you with the knowledge and skills needed to pass the exam requirements.

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National & Programmatic Accreditation

ABHES Accredited Nursing School

1 All Arizona College campuses are institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), a U.S. Department of Education-recognized national accrediting agency.

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

The Pharmacy Technician program at Arizona College is ASHP accredited. Accreditation is the act of granting credit or recognition, especially to an educational institution that maintains quality and compliance with the ASHP standards.