This term is often confused with the term ‘Pharmacy Technician’. Pharmacy Technicians must complete course work and a 120-hr. externship. Students who complete the Pharmacy Technician program are eligible to sit for the Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) exam offered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB). These technicians can assist pharmacists in providing medication and other healthcare products to patients. They must have an understanding of medical and pharmaceutical technology, pharmacology, pharmacy record-keeping, pharmaceutical techniques, and pharmacy law and ethic.

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