Better Pharmacy for a Healthier Nebraska

Pharmacy Technicians

Beginning January 1, 2017, all pharmacy technicians that are employed as a pharmacy technician in a health care facility (hospital, pharmacy, long-term care, etc.) shall be certified by a state [Nebraska Board of Pharmacy] or national [PTCB or ExCPT] certifying body approved by the Board of Pharmacy.  Below are some programs to help pharmacy technicians become certified.

Training Manual and Calculations Workbook - Offered by the NPA, order a technician training manual and calculations workbook for self-study to prepare for the PTCB exam.
Pharmacy Technician Exam Review - Offered by Nebraska Methodist College, this program is an accelerated review and preparation for the PTCB exam.
Nebraska Certification (NE-CPhT) - Offered by the University of Nebraska Medical Center, this program would help technicians become state certified as approved by the Nebraska Board of Pharmacy.
Mastering the PTCB Certification Review - Offered by Southeast Community College, this program offers comprehensive review of skills, strategies, and concepts needed to successfully pass the National PTCB exam. Real time web conference option is available.  Inlcudes three 2-hours sessions and one 3-hour session.

Pharmacy Technician Training Program - Offered by Southeast Community College, this 12-month, 4 quarter program offers students concentrated basic study, laboratory practice, and clinical experience in pharmacy technician fundamentals. The program teaches students the concepts, principles, skills, and attitudes needed to become pharmacy technicians who can work with patients throughout the life span. Students graduate with a diploma. The program is ASHP/ACPE accredited and has been since its inception in 2007. Students take the PTCB exam at the end of the program, giving them an opportunity to be PTCB-certified upon graduation. 
Certified Pharmacy Technician Exam Preparation - Offered by Northeast Community College, Norfolk, this program offers a comprehensive study review course to prepare for the PTCB exam. Contact Amy Kaiser at 402-844-7245.
Pharmacy Technician Exam Review - Offered by Central Community College, Grand Island, this program provides a comprehensive review of skills, strategies and concepts that you will need to successfully pass the PTCB exam and is taught by a local pharmacist who has worked in the field for over 30 years. Contact Nancy at 308-398-7447.

National Associations

National Pharmacy Technician Association (NPTA)
American Association of Pharmacy Technicians (AAPT)

Certification & Licensure

Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)
Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT)
Pharmacy Technician Registration Information
Pharmacy Technician Application
License Lookup
Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam Study Materials
Pharmacy Technician Certification Programs Approved by the Nebraska Board of Pharmacy