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Can I become a pharmacy technician without going to school?

Would it be possible to just study for the certification test and pass it? Or do I need a Pharmacy Technician Certificate before I can take the test? I know "it's gonna be hard to just take it without training" and "even people who train as techs don't pass the test." But I just want a straightforward answer. Thanks! :)

Asked By: glamourosity - 9/28/2009
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It's not what you know it's who you know...and if you happen to know someone that needs your help in pretty much any type of business you've got a good chance of getting a job...even if it's in a field that you're not so familiar with. I've seen kids working in garages as mechanics, I've seen some "director of... More
Answered By: GRANOLA - 9/28/2009
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No... there are some fields where u can "challenge" the test (like CNA) but with this NO. you have to take an approved course/school before you can sit for the test... More
Answered By: Anna - 9/28/2009
 
Some pharmacy techs have only on the job training but many employers favor formal training and certification. Only if you take the exam, state or national-and pass you become CPhT. Different states have different requirements. So you DO NOT have to go to school unless your state or employer requires it. You can do on... More
Answered By: divadjam - 9/28/2009
 
You do NOT need to go to college or take special courses to be come a pharmacy tech or take the certification test. I know from experience... More
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Answered By: pretty + poisonous - 9/29/2009
 
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