Illinois Pharmacy Technician Training Programs

Illinois pharmacy technician training programs

As of January 2011, the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation (IDFPR) requires all pharmacy technicians to obtain certification. The following materials are required to make application for a Certified Pharmacy Technician license in the state of Illinois:

1. Application for Certified Pharmacy Technician Licensure. If the name shown on your application is different from that shown on your supporting documents, you must submit proof of legal name change--a copy of marriage license, divorce decree, court order or statement explaining change and stating change was not for fraudulent purposes.

2. Proof of presently attending or having graduated from high school or a G.E.D. (General Education Development) program. Proof must be in the form of a diploma, certificate, transcript, or statement on school letterhead (copies are acceptable).

3. Proof of graduation from a pharmacy technician training program approved by a nationally recognized accrediting body or documentation from the Pharmacist-in-Charge of the pharmacy where you are employed verifying training as outlined in Section 1330.210(a) of the Rules for the Administration of the Illinois Pharmacy Practice Act.

4. Proof of successful passage of an examination accredited by the National Organization for Competency Assurance (NOCA). [Examinations administered by Institute for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians and Pharmacy Technician Certification Board are accredited by NOCA]

5. Must be 18 years of age.

Fortunately, Illinois is home to dozens of schools that offer top-tier certificate, associate, and even bachelor degree programs that can help you fulfill the state’s pharmacy technician certification requirements. In addition, many employers prefer to hire (and promote) pharmacy technicians that have completed a top-tier training program.

Illinois Schools with Pharmacy Technician Training Programs:

Ashworth College
Programs available:
  • Pharmacy Technician
Kaplan University
Programs available:
  • BS in Health and Wellness
Liberty University
Programs available:
  • Master of Science in Nursing: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing: Nurse Educator
American InterContinental University Online
Programs available:
  • Master's – Healthcare Management
  • Bachelor's (BBA) - Healthcare Management
University of Nevada - Reno
Programs available:
  • Online Master of Public Health (MPH)

Pharmacy Technician Programs - Major Illinois Colleges and Universities

Chicago State University - Chicago

Midwestern University Chicago - Chicago

Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville

University of Illinois at Chicago - Chicago

Pharmacy Technician Programs – Other Illinois Colleges

Blessing Health System, Quincy

College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn

Coyne College, Chicago

Harry S. Truman - Chicago

Lincoln Trail College - Robinson

Malcolm X College - Chicago

Northwestern College - Bridgeview, Chicago, Naperville

Oakton Community College, Des Plaines

Olive Harvey College - Chicago

Richland Community College - Decatur

Saint Xavier University - Chicago

South Suburban College - South Holland

Springfield College, Springfield

Truman College - Chicago

Wilbur Wright College - Chicago