RX 3000A

Pharmacy Technician Professional (ASHP/ACPE)

Apprenticeship Program

Gain the practical skills to work in a pharmacy, process prescriptions and assist customers through ASHP/ACPE certified program.

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8  Weeks
Program Length
Avg. Starting Salary*
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Issuing Authority

This program is NOT available to residents of the following states: AR, LA, ND, NV, OK, PA, RI, WA, WI

Interested in Creating an Apprenticeship Program at Your Healthcare Organization?

As a registered apprenticeship intermediary with the Department of Labor, we handle the heavy lifting, certification training and apprenticeship paperwork.

Monthly Payment Options as low as $291 Grants Available to Help With

Apprentice participants are promoted to full employees and regular pay rates when they complete their programs.

Training Costs $5,000 At Time of Student Enrollment

MedCerts handles all intermediary responsibilities, paperwork and administrative tasks so the organization doesn't have to.


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The pricing listed above for a monthly payment plan is an estimate for the cost of an 12-month payment plan including down payment. Final pricing is given at time of purchase and may vary from both pricing examples above.

*Students in Maryland are not eligible for MedCerts payment plans but may be eligible for other tuition options. Speak to an Education Consultant for further information.

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What Does a Pharmacy Technician Professional Do?

Hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, and private practices depend on the expertise of ASHP Certified pharmacy technicians for the preparation & distribution of accurate prescription medication and the delivery of exceptional customer care. You’ll act as the pharmacist’s right hand and assist with everything from processing prescription requests from patients and doctors, handling insurance claim forms, properly labeling medications, and more.

Entry Level Jobs in the US
Pharmacy Technicians will see available jobs grow 6.8% over the next ten years.
All available job and salary information is from Burning Glass Labor Insights and is updated annually to reflect industry changes.

What You’ll Learn
RX 3000A
Pharmacy Technician Professional (ASHP/ACPE)

Among the available pharmacy technician online programs, the MedCerts Pharmacy Technician Professional program is ASHP/ACPE accredited and promises to prepare graduates for a career in the Pharmacy sector.

Hospitals, Pharmaceutical Companies, and Private Practices depend on the expertise of ASHP Certification in pharmacy technicians for the preparation of distributing accurate prescription medication and the delivery of exceptional customer care.

The Registered Apprenticeship program is comprised of MedCerts online training programs as well as 2,000 hours of on-the-job training with a sponsoring employer. MedCerts Apprenticeship programs combine class training and “on-the-job training” to provide individuals the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills learned with an employer to quickly become a strong contributor in the workplace.

In addition, the preparation, registration, and costs associated with the Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination (PTCE), administered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB), is covered by MedCerts.

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  1. Comply with pharmacy laws, HIPPA/HITECH, CMS, and other healthcare regulations
  2. Demonstrate correct processing of medication orders; preparation, storage, and distribution of medications
  3. Apply patient-safety and medication-safety practices, and identify, handle, and safely dispose of hazardous materials
  4. Prepare medications requiring sterile, non-sterile, and chemotherapy compounding
  5. Apply knowledge of pharmacology, Medication Therapy Management, and inventory management in the pharmacy
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of the soft skill expectations of an allied healthcare professional .
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Enrollment Requirements

  1. High School Diploma or GED
  2. Web browser with internet connection
  3. Course registration & payment
  4. Pass a background check
  5. Pass general education/math assessment

MedCerts-Covered Materials*

  1. Expert-led video based training
  2. Textbook: RX-3000 Student Workbook
  3. Competency assessments
  4. National Certification exam fee
  5. RX3000 Simulation Manual and Kit

Student Services

  1. Dedicated Student Success Advisors
  2. Tailored support based on performance & behavior
  3. Exam preparation process
  4. 1 yr. post-program access to Career Center & Career Coaches

*The cost of all materials needed for this program are covered by MedCerts. They are not included in the tuition costs and the student is not liable for any costs or fees related to the above materials.

Required Courses
PS 1011

Professionalism in Allied Health

32 hours
2 Weeks

This course will benefit anyone considering a career in allied health, as well as those already working in the field. Allied Health Professionals must be committed to the key attributes of professionalism and strive to reflect this within the delivery of patient-centered safe and effective care. “Professionalism” is a broad term that reflects many different skills and abilities. For an individual to exhibit professionalism, he/she must be armed with specific skills and abilities that do not always show up within certification requirements, or even within a career training curriculum. Soft skills are hard to measure and are typically less well-defined than hard skills. However, soft skills are what set many job candidates apart. Professionalism is not just what one knows, it is how one does their job, how one behaves and how one comes across as they interact with others.

The purpose of this course is to provide students with soft skills training that will provide the tools needed to demonstrate a higher level of professionalism on the job. Key components of the course focus on patient interaction, proper office behavior, medical ethics, diversity and cultural bias, emotional strength, professional appearance and communication. The course maintains a focus on the key attributes that are true markers of professionalism.

This course was created with input from healthcare professionals working in the field, healthcare employers that hire our graduates, professional educators and even former MedCerts students. The end result is a collection of modules that touch on the soft skills that are TRULY important in the real world of allied healthcare. In this course, students are engaged through scenario-based learning that allows for real interaction with virtual co-workers and patients. Additionally, game-based activities keep students engaged and entertained throughout their learning journey.

    • Gain an understanding of the expectations of an allied healthcare professional in the workplace
    • Develop and exercise emotional intelligence, self-management and interpersonal skills
    • Build and improve internal and external communication skills with all exchanges
    • Enhance the patient care experience with successful interactions and patient satisfaction
    • Maintain solution-oriented conversations, manage conflict and build self-confidence
EX 2017

Pharmacy Technician Externship

160 hours
6 Weeks

The Experiential Component of the RX 3000 Program is designed to allow the student to complete their training in an approved pharmacy setting under the instruction of a licensed pharmacist. Here, the student will be evaluated by putting in to practice the skills and knowledge acquired in the Didactic and Simulation portions of the RX 3000 course. To facilitate in this process, we offer assistance to the student to ensure their experiential training is a success. We provide guidance and instruction for the student for state board of pharmacy registration and licensing, as well as securing their externship site. This ensures that the student will have proper credentials while on their site. During their rotation of 160 hours, the students will be evaluated as they reach certain benchmarks of their externship. At the completion of their externship, the pharmacy preceptor will meet with the student to discuss their strengths, weaknesses, and areas that need refinement. In addition, the student will have an opportunity to evaluate their experience at the experiential site, as well as the preceptor who evaluated their training.

    • Understand the importance of maintaining HIPAA and HI-Tech policies
    • Demonstrate effective communication and patient empathy
    • Maintain pharmacy inventory and understand different replenishment systems
    • Understand the difference between prescription, behind the counter, and over the counter medications
    • Understand the difference between discretional and non-discretional duties in the pharmacy setting
    • Demonstrate computer systems and software used for prescription processing
Code Course Duration
PS 1011 2 Weeks
EX 2017 6 Weeks
Total Program Duration 8 Weeks

Pharmacy Technician Professional

Job Opportunities

Compounding Specialist (Compounding Pharmacy Tech)

$24,000 – $55,000*
Estimated Salary

Pharmacy Technician

$19,000 – $49,000*
Estimated Salary
Career Potential

Pharmacy Assistant

$21,000 – $95,000*
Estimated Salary


  1. This program requires active employer participation, and thus is not available to all who seek it.
  2. This program is NOT available for long-term licensing in the state of WA. If a student is living in WA short-term (less than 2 years) they can obtain a temporary license.
  3. This program is NOT available to residents of the following states: Arkansas, Louisiana, North Dakota, Nevada, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Washington, Wisconsin
  4. While MedCerts training and related target certifications may be accepted and/or approved by your state of residency, employers reserve the right to dictate prerequisite education, experience, or certification/licensure requirements for their positions. We strongly advise students to research target job posts from area employers and relevant state requirements, barriers, or restrictions prior to enrollment to ensure eligibility upon graduation.