University of Nebraska Medical Center

Nebraska Pharmacy Technician Certification

Help others and be an important part of the pharmacy team.

Why study for a Nebraska Pharmacy Technician Certificate?

Pharmacy technicians are important members of the pharmacy team. Pharmacy technicians assist the pharmacist in filling prescriptions, manage inventory, process insurance claims/payments and work directly with patients.

In Nebraska, certification is required to work as a pharmacy technician. Nebraska Pharmacy Technician Certification satisfies this requirement.

Why study for a Nebraska Pharmacy Technician Certificate at UNMC?

You'll receive one-on-one attention, through Zoom sessions and phone calls. Your instructors are UNMC faculty experts and guest lecturers. Employers trust UNMC and often send newly hired pharmacy technicians to us.

You'll work at your own pace in a comfortable, online environment, completing material that includes mini checkpoints, rather than formal test times at a testing center, which is required by other certifying entities. No textbooks are required.

Our students have a 91% average completion rate for NE-CPhT Certification.

Program Snapshot

Course Load
3 months
Start Date
The 15th of every month

Program Highlights


The program has five core modules: Pharmacy Law and Ethics, Patient Interactions, Basic Pharmacy Principles, Pharmacy Practice Workflow and Calculations and also offers more than 11 elective modules specific to each student's area of interest, such as sterile compounding, long-term care and veterinary pharmacy.

Campus Visit

After you complete the online modules, you'll visit campus either in person or virtually to earn NE-CPhT Certification. The visit lasts approximately three hours and consists of a large-group general session and an individualized skills assessment. Your assessment is based on the elective modules you choose to complete. There is no paper test.

Careers and Outcomes

Pharmacy technicians are in demand and the job outlook is strong. You'll have a wide choice of work settings.

Job Titles

  • Lead Pharmacy Technician
  • Inpatient Pharmacy Technician
  • Medication Access Coordinator
  • Transitions of Care Senior Associate
  • Senior Compounding Pharmacy Technician


  • Nebraska Medicine
  • Relycare Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy Solutions
  • O'Neill Family Pharmacy
  • Dundy County Hospital
  • Genoa Healthcare
  • Covetrus Veterinary Pharmacy
  • Charles Drew Health Clinic
  • Heartland Vet Supply & Pharmacy
  • Great Plains Health