Pharmacy Technician Certification Training

CPA offers 14 week pharmacy technician training courses through 12 community colleges across the state of Connecticut. These courses aim to prepare students to take the PTCB exam, which will nationally credential them as a “Certified Pharmacy Technician.”

Call your nearest community college for the latest schedule:

Asnuntuck Community College(860) 253-3091
Capital Community College (860) 906-5028
​Housatonic Community College
​(203) 332-5000
Gateway Community College
(203) 285-2302
Manchester Community College
(860) 512-3232
Middlesex Community College
(860) 343-5865
Naugatuck Valley Community College
(203) 596-8711
Northwestern Community College
(860) 738-6418
Norwalk Community College
(203) 857-7080
Quinebaug Valley Community College
(860) 932-4140
Three Rivers Community College
​(860) 885-2339
Tunxis Community College
(860) 773-1453

The Connecticut Pharmacist Association’s Pharmacy Technician Program is a PTCB-Recognized Education/Training Program.

Although you do not have to be nationally certified to work as a technician in Connecticut, the advantage to passing the PTCB exam is that you will have a higher level of proven knowledge and are recognized by the state as nationally certified. This state recognition allows you (by law) to be a third technician on a shift with a pharmacist. (Normally that ratio is two technicians to one pharmacist.)

To sign up for the next PTCB exam, to order study guides and manuals, or for more information on national certification, please visit: