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Vermont Pharmacy Tech Certificate – VT

How to Become a Pharmacy Technician in Vermont

When choosing to go with formal training through an online Vermont pharmacy technician certification program and examination prior to applying for a position, there are a few simple things you need to do.  Upon completion of high school or an equivalent degree, you will be eligible to apply to a Vermont pharmacy technician certification program accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP).  While there are other types of accreditation, that bestowed by the ASHP is considered the industry standard and ensures that all basic required skills have been covered. 

Next is passing the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam.  All of this is voluntary but may give you a crucial edge against other applicants and equate to higher earnings more quickly.
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
7272 Wisconsin Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814
Telephone:  301-657-3000
www.ashp.org

Pharmacy Technician Certification Board
2215 Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20037
www.ptcb.org

Steps to Becoming a Pharmacy Technician in Vermont

  1. Complete high school or receive an equivalent degree
  2. Register in and complete a formal training program that has ASHP accreditation.
  3. Sit for and pass the PCTB Exam
  4. You can secure employment either before or after completing your training. 
  5. Register with the state of Vermont as a pharmacy technician.
  6. You are a pharmacy technician.

Office of Professional Regulation
National Life Building, North, Floor 2
Montpelier, VT 05620-3402
Telephone:  802-828-1505
www.vtprofessionals.org

Professional Organizations for Pharmacy Technicians in Vermont

Vermont Pharmacy Alliance:  This member-based state chapter belongs to the national group known as the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations.  While the local chapter focuses on needs of pharmacy technicians and pharmacists within the state, the organization is able to provide greater education support, job search support, and networking and mentoring support by joining forces with other state organizations.  The Vermont Pharmacy Alliance seeks to increase professionalism and accuracy in dispensing pharmaceuticals and aiding patients in understanding each prescription they take and how different prescriptions might interact with each other.  In Vermont, this society focuses mainly on fellowship and mentoring as there are no state regulations regarding continuing education or formal training. 

Vermont Pharmacy Alliance
PO Box 90
Woodstock, VT 05091
Telephone:  877-483-2646
www.vtpharmacists.com



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