Pharmacy Technician Professional Career Diploma
Penn Foster College

Program Details

Take the first step toward a career as a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) with Penn Foster College. The online program is modeled against ASHP/ACPE standards and has received American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)/Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accreditation.

The program includes virtual exercises , simulations, hands-on practical labs, and a robust practice lab kit that will help you prepare for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) and the Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT) with confidence.

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Program Accreditation & Licensing

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Penn Foster College is accredited by:

Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)

The DEAC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Penn Foster College is licensed by the Arizona State Board of Private Postsecondary Education.

Penn Foster College’s Veterinary Technician Associate Degree has full accreditation from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) through their Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA).

The Penn Foster College Medical Assistant Associate Degree Program is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).

The American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT) has evaluated and recommended college credit for many Penn Foster College courses. Credits earned in Penn Foster College programs may transfer to some, but not all, learning institutions. Students who plan to continue their education with another school after earning a degree from Penn Foster College should check with that school regarding credit transfer policies.

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

High School or Equivalent

Applicaton Requirements

Official High School Transcript/GED Score

Additional Info

  • This program requires an externship for students to practice under the direct supervision of a registered pharmacist.

Restricted States

District of Columbia, Oklahoma, Washington