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NPTA Training for Pharmacy Technician

I am very interested in becoming a Pharmacy Technician and was entertaining the idea of enrolling in the online course offered by NPTA (National Pharmacy Technician Association). I was fortunate enough to come across the website and all it’s valuable information and found that this school is NOT mentioned anywhere! Did I miss something or is it possible that this school is a scam or is simply not worth mentioning?

They (NPTA) state on their website that their program is not a certification program and that it is a comprehensive career training program that is accredited by the ACPE. I also don’t recall reading anything about accreditation from the ACPE at

Furthermore, I also wanted to know your input in reference to the same program from Penn Foster. I found they Pharmacy Tech program to be very affordable, as opposed to NPTA’s program, Of course my immediate reaction was to think that Penn Foster’s program may not be as good in preparing the student with the knowledge needed to be able to get certification with the PTCB (required in TX).

I will not be seeking further education after getting certified as a Pharmacy Tech by the PTCB, so if I am understanding this correctly, it really does NOT matter in my situation if the school is Regionally or Nationally accredited…correct?

Thank you for any and all facts that you can offer me in making my decision of finding an online school that offers this program 100% online.

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