Pharmacy Technicians

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.

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.

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. 

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)
Nebraska Methodist College Pharmacy Technician program
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