This training is offered by a number of different schools, associations, colleges, etc. These Pharmacy Technician schools can be found by doing a search online. This will give you a list of possible candidates that you should consider.
When looking at each school, you should make note of several things. One is what options they have available for classes. Do they offer online courses or classroom courses in your area? Both options work fine. The key here is to just make sure whichever option you want that it will be available to you. A second thing you want to look at is the average length of the course. This is because you want to make sure the course length is something you can fit into your schedule. Some options like online courses may have a great deal of variation in the length because they are often self paced. Again, this may be good or bad for you depending on your schedule demands. Finally, you want to take a look at the price. You want to make note of the total cost and if there will be any additional costs for supplies. In addition, you want to see if the program offers any financial assistance or payment plans. For many people, these options may help make the tuition costs more affordable.
Now, the actual classes will center around teaching you some basic knowledge and aspects of common job duties for pharmacy techs. This will include an education on common medical terminology, pharmacology, delivering quality customer service, and more. You will also learn about how to fill medicine prescriptions, labels and how to properly oversee inventory control. All these things are critical to the jobs of techs and will help you when you start your job.
When the training is complete, you will take a certification exam. This exam has a small cost but you will be prepared to pass it based on the information learned in the training. After completion of this exam, your training will be fully complete and you can begin working at your new job or applying for jobs. Some schools will even have databases that can help you find jobs or generate leads for jobs in your area.