PSI's Pharmacy Tech Prep Online Employer-based Training Program
Pharmacy Services Inc. (PSI) is pleased to offer Pharmacy Tech Prep Online as an employer-based training program approved by the Michigan Board of Pharmacy under MCL 333.17739a(1)(3)(iv). As a Board-approved program under MCL 333.17739a(4), individuals who are enrolled in the Pharmacy Tech Prep Online are allowed to work in the pharmacy without licensure as long as they remain enrolled in the program.
By enrolling new technicians in Pharmacy Tech Prep Online, employers are able to hire unlicensed technicians, give them access to both printed and online educational materials, and provide on-the-job training to help technicians prepare for and pass the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board exam required for licensure in Michigan.
Once enrolled in the program, technicians will receive a copy of MPA’s Pharmacy Certified Technician Training Manual and Calculations Workbook along with access to 13 on-demand educational videos covering important topics, including pharmacology, pharmacy law and regulations, medication safety, inventory management, billing and reimbursement, and pharmacy calculations. Program participants are expected to be working toward fulfilling the requirements of licensure and will be expected to become licensed as a component of completing the program.
As part of the training program, it is recommended that participants log a minimum of 1,000 hours of on-the-job experience under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist preceptor. Employers determine the exact number of on-the-job training hours required. The training program is concluded when the applicant successfully completes the PTCB examination and acquires a pharmacy technician license. Please note that the cost to take the PTCB examination is not included with enrollment in the PTP program.
Information for Pharmacies Interested in Enrolling Technicians
For pharmacies wishing to enroll individuals in the Board-approved program, please visit the PSI website at PSI.solutions/Products/TechPrepOnline to access an order form.
Information for Enrolling Technicians
For individuals interested in becoming a licensed pharmacy technician, MPA offers the Pharmacy Certified Technician Training Manual and Calculations Workbook through our online store. You may utilize these manuals for self-study to help you prepare for the PTCB exam. For additional information, please contact us at MPA@MichiganPharmacists.org.