Delaware Pharmacy Technician Training Programs

Delaware pharmacy technician training programs

According to the Delaware Department of State Division of Professional Regulation, Board of Pharmacy, aspiring pharmacy technicians must complete a training program within 90 days of the first day of employment with a pharmacy. Registration is not required and certification is voluntary. However, the Board has certification guidelines should a pharmacy technician choose to become certified. Keep in mind that many top employers give priority to applicants with a diploma or degree, experience, and certification. 

The Board offers the following information regarding requirements and certification for pharmacy technicians:

Pharmacy Technicians shall successfully complete a training program. Training shall begin immediately upon initiation of employment and be completed within 90 days. Once training is commenced the technician in training may work in the pharmacy under the direct supervision of a pharmacist or a trained technician.

Certified pharmacy technicians must be at least 18 years of age, and successfully pass the PTCB Exam or other national technician certification exam approved by the Board of Pharmacy. Only certified pharmacy technicians or those individuals approved pursuant to Regulations may assist the pharmacist by reconstituting oral solutions and contacting the prescriber or their agent to obtain refill authorization or other patient or prescription information of a non-clinical nature, or assisting the pharmacist with compounding.

A pharmacy technician completing a training program approved by the Board in lieu of passing the PTCB exam or passing a national certification program may perform the functions of a certified technician. However, approval to perform the functions of the certified technician is limited to the approved setting and is not transferable to any other facility.

Aspiring Delaware pharmacy technicians can enroll in a training program in two ways. If the technician receives a job offer from an employer, he or she can complete a training program through the company or the technician can complete a training program through a Board approved school. Many aspiring pharmacy technicians choose to complete a program through an approved school. Delaware is home to several approved schools that offer training programs.

Delaware Schools with Pharmacy Technician Training Programs:

Pharmacy Technician Programs - Delaware Colleges and Learning Centers

Dawn Career Institute - Wilmington

Delaware County Technical High School, Adult Education Division – Folcroft, PA (21 miles to Wilmington, DE; 35 miles to Newark, DE)

Delaware Technical Community College - Dover, Georgetown, Stanton, Wilmington