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The Certified National Pharmaceutical Representative Online Training
Program will help you become an entry-level, certified pharmaceutical
sales representative, even if you don't have pharmacology or medical
education. In this program you will learn the skills necessary to
become a certified pharmaceutical sales representative. The program
covers pharmacology, medical terminology, physiology, and regulations
for selling pharmaceuticals.
a registered student of the CNPR program, you'll automatically become a
member of NAPSRx, and you'll be eligible to sit for the CNPR national
certification exam at no additional cost.
This online certificate program is offered in partnership with major
colleges, universities, and other accredited education providers.
Upon successful completion of the NAPSR Program, you'll:
This program is compatible with the Windows XP and later operating systems and IE 7 and later browsers.
There are no special computer requirements for this program other than Internet access and email capability.
Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Acrobat Reader are required for this program.
Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
Click here to download the Flash Player.
The official NAPSR Pharmaceutical Sales Training Manual will be provided to registered students by the NAPSR.
As a CNPR Program student, you'll receive a membership to NAPSR, and you'll also be eligible to take the official NAPSR certification exam at no additional cost upon completion of your online training program.
Students should be proficient in keyboarding, have a basic understanding of a word-processing computer program (Microsoft Word recommended), and have a command of English grammar and punctuation. No healthcare or medical-office work experience is required.
This program is for you if you're interested in learning job skills for pharmaceutical sales opportunities and if you're interested in becoming certified in this field.
1. 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 registration.
2. How long does it take to complete a program?
All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. Upon registering, you're given six months to complete this program.
3. Is a college degree required for certification or employment?
A degree is generally recommended, but it's not a strict requirement. Some smaller- and medium-sized pharmaceutical sales companies don’t require a college education; however, it's difficult for candidates to break into the larger companies without acquiring some college hours. Students are encouraged to research the pharmaceutical job market in their area prior to enrolling in this program.
4. Do I have to buy additional materials?
All the materials you'll need are included, and their cost will be covered by your tuition. ed2go will ship all materials ground service upon enrollment.
5. Can I get financial assistance?
ed2go courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses.
6. What happens when I complete the program?
Upon successful completion of the program, you’ll be awarded a certificate of completion. However, completion of the program doesn't guarantee certification through CNPR. Please refer to the following question for more information.
7. Am I guaranteed a job?
After completing the program with a final passing grade of 70% or higher, you'll be eligible to sit for the CNPR exam. The goal of the training program is to develop knowledge to pass the certification exam.
8. Who will be my instructor?
Each student is paired up with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction. The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.
9. Can I use a Mac?
Yes, you can use a Mac for this program.
10. How can I get more information about the program?
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 1-855-520-6806. We will answer your questions promptly.
11. When can I start the program?
Our programs are all open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.
Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.
12. 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 may be charged for an extension.
The course provided a well rounded curriculum that included the basic and intermediate skills needed to become a pharmaceutical sales representative.- J.G., Atlanta Technical College
The material flow was excellent. It was easy to navigate, understand and retain.- T.M., Valencia Community College, Continuing Education for Health Professions
I was impressed with the amount of detail the course materials provided. I honestly feel I have a solid foundation to begin a new and successful career in pharmaceutical sales.- C.B., University of North Florida
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