1. How can I find my state's
requirements for certification?
The Internet is a great resource. All states have a Web site with Board
of Pharmacy information. You can access this information directly from
the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Web site at
www.ptcb.org. Click on their "Who we serve" link, then the "states"
link for information. Or you can call the state board and ask for the
current technician regulations.
Or you can call the state board and ask for the current technician
2. What if my state requires more than
what's offered in this program?
Most states still offer employment prior to certification. This often
comes with the stipulation that certification is acquired within a
period of time (usually a year). During this period, you'll work as an
unlicensed personnel member, clerk, or aide.
On-the-job training or externships are a great way to obtain the
increasing number of hours required (many states require a minimum
number of hours worked before you can be registered or certified with
the board). If your goal is to work in a hospital pharmacy, finding
that job while you’re still a student will help you reach your
employment requirements, along with the educational clinical
3. How will the Clinical Rotations or
Externship be established?
ed2go has established a national contract with Walgreens and CVS for
Pharmacy Technician externships. Externships are based on
availability. ed2go will work with you to set up Walgreens or CVS
externships for 100 hours. If you don't participate in the externship,
you'll want to initiate clinical rotations. You know best what
facilities are in your area. Once you've located a hospital or retail
store and made contact, you'll notify the instructor. Once the
instructor has the name, contact, and phone number of the facility, he
or she can ensure you'll get the necessary training to complete your
program. We can't guarantee the timeframe in which your clinical
rotations will be established. If you’re currently working in a
pharmacy setting, that will qualify. With the increase in
confidentiality and privacy regulations and liability issues in
relation to health information, clinical rotations could become
difficult to accomplish. In the event that you can't arrange a
rotation, you can complete a research project for each area
Please note students may be required to provide proof of
professional liability insurance for externship program.
4. Can I enroll in this program
if I have a criminal record?
No. To participate in the externships, students must not have a
criminal record. Background checks will be conducted prior to the
student's admittance into the externship program.
5. Can I register for programs if I am
an international student?
Yes, because ed2go programs are online you never have to actually
travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online
6. How long does it take to complete a
All of our programs are self-paced and open-enrollment. You can start
and finish the program at your own pace. When you register for a
program, you're given six (6) months to complete the program.
7. What if I don't have enough
time to complete my program within the time frame provided?
The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on
the number of hours for each program, so don't worry too much about not
completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable
to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable
completion date. Please note that a fee will be charged for an extension.
8. Do I have to buy additional
All required materials are included. The cost of materials will be
covered by your tuition. ed2go will ship all materials (when
applicable) via UPS ground service upon registration.
9. Can I get financial assistance?
ed2go programs are non-credit programs, so they don't qualify for
federal aid. In some states, vocational rehabilitation or workforce
development boards will pay for qualified students to take our programs.
10. What happens when I complete the
Upon successfully finishing the program, you'll be awarded a
certificate of completion. In addition, you will receive an exam
voucher for the Pharmacy Technician Certification (CPhT) exam, offered
by National Healthcareer Association (NHA) after successful completion
of the program and financial obligation.
11. Am I guaranteed a job?
ed2go programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an
entry-level position in most cases. We do not provide direct job
placement services, but our instructors will help you build your resume
and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Instructors
will also be available to use as a professional reference upon
completion of the program. Potential students should always do research
on the job market in their area before registering.
12. Who will be my facilitator?
Each student is paired up with a facilitator for one-on-one
interaction. The facilitator will be available to answer any questions
you may have and to provide feedback on your performance.
13. Can I use a Mac?
Yes, you can use a Mac for this program.
14. How can I get more information on
If you have questions that are not answered on our website, please feel
free to contact us via LIVE chat (click the button toward the top of
the page). If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please
feel free to send us a question using the "Contact Us" form to the
right. You may also call us at 1-855-520-68061-855-520-6806 FREE FREE. We will
answer your questions promptly.
15. When can I start the program?
Our programs are all open-enrollment, which means you can register and
start the program as soon as you're ready.
Please note: Once the program
curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material
shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.
16. Does this program prepare for a
Yes, you will be prepared to sit for the Pharmacy Technician
Certification (CPhT) exam offered by National Healthcareer Association
(NHA) and receive an exam voucher after successful completion of the
program and financial obligation.
17. If I enrolled before February 24, 2016, can I still receive the exam voucher?
Unfortunately, students who enrolled prior to February 24th, 2016 are not eligible for the exam voucher. If you are a current student and enrolled prior to this date, you will not receive an exam voucher upon completion.