PTCB Certification Eligibility Requirements To Change in 2020

Pharmacy Tech Training StudentDo you want to train to become a Pharmacy Technician?

Then you should know that starting on January 1, 2020 there will be two eligibility pathways for someone wanting to train to become a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT).

These two pathways are completing a Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)-recognized education/training program (like Bay Area Medical Academy’s Pharmacy Technician program), or by completing 500-work hours at a pharmacy showing you have gained specified knowledge and skill requirements to work as Pharmacy Technician safely and effectively.

What pathway to earning your Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) credential would be best for you?

Train to Become a Pharmacy Technician at Bay Area Medical Academy

If completing 500-work hours at a pharmacy is prohibitive in any way for you, then we invite you to learn more about Bay Area Medical Academy’s Pharmacy Technician program.

With Bay Area Medical Academy’s Pharmacy Technician program, you’ll get lecture and hands-on classroom instruction, as well as a clinical externship at a pharmacy, like Walgreens Pharmacy or CVS Pharmacy, to prepare you for working in retail and hospital pharmacies.

As Bay Area Medical Academy’s Pharmacy Technician program is a PTCB-recognized education/training program, you’ll also be prepared to take the national certification offered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).

The best way to see if Bay Area Medical Academy’s Pharmacy Technician Program is right for you is to visit our San Francisco campus and sit in on a Pharmacy Technician class.

When you join us for a Pharmacy Technician class, you’ll be able to:

  • Experience a Pharmacy Technician class being taught.
  • Meet the class instructor.
  • Chat with current students about their experience.
  • Learn more about Bay Area Medical Academy’s vibrancy, character, and facilities.

Sitting in on a Pharmacy Technician class is a great way to make a fully-informed choice about whether or not training for a healthcare career at Bay Area Medical Academy would be a good fit for you.

If that sounds ideal to you, then let us know you’d like to arrange a San Francisco campus visit today by clicking here.