Pharmacy Technician Certification Prep

Pharmacy Technicians work in pharmacies under the direction of a pharmacist. Their main responsibility is filling prescriptions according to doctor’s orders. Pharmacy Technicians prepare medications for drugs in the correct dosage form and strength, measuring the appropriate amount of a drug and producing a prescription label.

Course Objectives

At the completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Checking inventories and ordering supplies
  • Receiving and checking supplies
  • Assisting customers
  • Keeping pharmacy work areas clean
  • Completing insurance forms

Materials Needed

  • Textbook $250 approx.
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam $129
  • Alabama Board of Pharmacy Licensing Fees $103

Please note that the textbook price is subject to change and the certification exam and license fees are not included in the course fee.


Successful candidates of this comprehensive course will help prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and have the option to sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) exam.

Registration Information

Registration can be completed via online or in-person at the Jefferson or Shelby – Hoover campuses.

Walk-in registration is accepted during our regular business hours, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the following locations:

Jefferson Campus
2601 Carson Road
George Wallace Hall, Office 202
Birmingham, AL 35215

Shelby-Hoover Campus
4600 Valleydale Road
Health Science Building, Office 432
Birmingham, AL 35242

Course Fee



Courses are offered on an ongoing basis and we offer open enrollment. To view a complete schedule, go to the following link: Click Here

Please note this class includes two Saturday, math review classes.

Scholarship Opportunities 

Career Pathways

Career Pathways allows qualifying students to benefit from activities related to workplace readiness, academic and career counseling, and academic preparation while enrolling in selected Non-Credit Fast Track programs.

Tuition assistance may be available for Adult Education students to assist with registration. Please Click Here to apply


Local Alabama Career Centers provide WIOA (Workforce Investment Opportunity Act) scholarship opportunities to qualifying students for some workforce training programs. Eligibility is based on various factors, including income. Contact the Birmingham Career Center at 205-582-5200 or Ken King at our career center on site at Jefferson State for more information 205-856-8029 or [email protected].