VEPF Pharmacy Technician Program

Program Overview

You learn with the best, our staff are not only qualified and experts in their own field but also have teaching experience and focus on engaging and motivating the student. Our small group sessions that foster active, one-on-one learning

Jump start your rewarding and exciting career as a pharmacy technician in just 16 weeks.

Pharmacy technicians are integral healthcare professionals that assist the pharmacist. Their functions are a cornerstone to proper functioning of the pharmacy and are getting more challenging.

Our course focuses on laws and regulations governing a pharmacy, duties of a pharmacy technician, drugs and different drug classes, pharmaceutical calculations and the dispensing process just to name a few.

At the end of the program students will be eligible to take the ExCPT exam by NHA- National Healthcareer Association and earn the CPhT Certificate. For more information on NHA please visit their website

Externship - CVS Pharmacy

Offsite clinical externship placement by our clinical co-ordinator with our affiliate,  CVS pharmacy.

Duties of a Pharmacy Technician


A pharmacy technician helps the pharmacist and is also compassionate, efficient and accurate.


Duties of a pharmacy technician include and are not limited to 

  • Obtain information from patients pertaining to demographics.


  • Correctly translate a prescriber’s directions for use into accurate and complete directions for the patient.


  • Maintain and calibrate sterile compounding equipment. 


  •  Identify drugs that require special handling procedures.


  •  Communicate appropriately and professionally with patients and healthcare professionals. 

  •  Follow proper record-keeping procedures pertaining to the pharmacy


 Job Outlook For Pharmacy Technicians  

The Bureau of Labor and Statistics employment of pharmacy technicians is projected to grow 9 percent from 2014 to 2024 due to a number of factors like an aging population, higher rates of chronic diseases, advances in pharmaceutical research and federal health insurance reforms

Places you can work as a pharmacy technician

  • Retail Pharmacies

  • Hospitals

  • Nursing homes

  • Assisted Living

  • Mail Order Pharmacies.



Standard 16 week program 

$2,100 ( Payment plans available )

Re-certification Course


Enroll today

Simply go to our admissions page and complete the application form



• Must be 18 years of age

• Must have a high school diploma or GED

• Background and drug screening are required prior to clinical

To be eligible to sit for an ExCPT pharmacy technician certification examination and receive CPhT certification, each candidate must: 

1. Be within no more than 30 days of successful completion of all requirements needed to obtain a high school diploma or the equivalent, such as the General Education Development (GED) test or other equivalency test recognized by the candidate’s state of residency, or diploma and official transcript reflecting equivalent education as evaluated by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers for secondary education (if documents are not in English, a translation into English from a translation service approved in the United States for legal or government documents must be available upon request). 

2. Successfully complete a training program or have relevant work experience as described below: Training Program – Candidates must satisfy at least one of the following criteria: 

1. Successfully complete a pharmacy technician training program offered by an accredited or state-recognized institution or provider; or

 2. Successfully complete an employer-based training program that: a. is recognized by the Board of Pharmacy of the state in which the candidate completes the training program; or b. has been verified by the candidate’s employer to provide academic preparation, including technical skills and knowledge, sufficient to prepare the candidate to adequately perform the duties of an entry-level pharmacy technician.

 Military – Formal medical services pharmacy-related training offered by any branch of the US Military fulfills the training program. Candidates whose date of graduation or completion from their training program is five (5) years or more prior to the date of application, must also have relevant work experience as described below. 

Work Experience – Candidates must have completed at least 1200 hours of supervised pharmacy -related work experience within any one (1) year of the past three (3) years. • NHA reserves the right to adopt additional practical requirements with respect to specific certification programs or all certification programs.

Virginia Board of Pharmacy


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