Pharmacy Technician Training in Georgia

Pharmacy Technician training in the state of Georgia helps a candidate become more hire-able. Although no formal training or certification is legally required to become a Pharmacy Technician in Georgia at present, Pharmacies often prefer to hire someone with formal training. According to the Georgia Board of Pharmacy, the definition of a Pharmacy Technician is someone who is registered with the Board as a Pharmacy Technician and who provides technical services in a pharmacy that don’t require professional judgement regarding medications. A Pharmacy Technician in Georgia must work under the direct supervision of the Pharmacist in command at all times, with no more than three technicians per licensed Pharmacist. They must also wear a name tag that states that they are a Pharmacy Technician.

To be able to perform the duties of a Pharmacy Technician candidates must be actively registered with the Georgia State Board of Pharmacy (GSBP).

To get registered as a Pharmacy Technician in Georgia a candidate must fully complete and submit the online Pharmacy Technician application form through the Georgia Board of Pharmacy. The registration must be completed bi-annually, or every odd numbered year.

Mandatory Pharmacy Technician Requirements in Georgia

In order to register as Pharmacy Technician in Georgia you will have to meet a few standard criteria, namely:

  • You must be at least 17 years of age.
  • You must submit a written application for Pharmacy Technicians, online or in writing, to the Georgia State Board of Pharmacy, to formally request your registration.
  • You must undergo a criminal background check through the GAPS Cogent Systems.
  • Include your registration fee of $100 with your request.
  • You must either have your High School Diploma, a GED or be in high school attempting to obtain these.
  • If you work at a pharmacy, you must submit the license number of the pharmacy itself.
  • If you are certified you must submit a copy of your certification

Training Coursework for Pharmacy Technicians in Georgia

The Pharmacy Technician Certificate which is recognized in Georgia (for those who wish to obtain certification) is the national certification: The PTCB PTCE, which is referred to elsewhere on this website.

Prior education is not a pre-requisite for Pharmacy Technicians in Georgia, but those who do get their national certificates tend to find work more easily and generally receive higher remuneration.


Required Modules to gain your National Pharmacy Technician Certificate:

You will be taking the National Examination if you choose to become certified in Georgia. The topics covered are as follows:

  • Pharmacy Law & Regulations
  • Pharmacology for Technicians
  • Pharmacy Ethics
  • Medication Safety
  • Medication Order Forms
  • Pharmacy Inventory Management
  • Pharmacy Information Systems Usage and Applications
  • Sterile and Non Sterile Compounding
  • Anatomy
  • Healthcare Systems
  • Physiology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Pharmaceutical Calculations


Length and Cost of the Pharmacy Technician Training Program

It is the responsibility of the student to assess whether they can contribute the time and cost involved to complete the course. The course itself generally takes six months of study time and theoretical work.

The course also requires a given number of hours of hands on practical training under the guidance of a professional Pharmacist. This can take up to 18 months to accumulate.

Costs vary from school to school. It usually takes between six and eighteen months to complete the course and take the examination.

However, courses in Georgia vary from school to school. Please see the list of approved courses in Georgia below for a better indication of the course duration for each school.

State Approved Pharmacy Technician Training Schools in Georgia

The state of Georgia has a number of approved institutions of learning through whom a candidate may complete their training and register to write their Pharmacy Technician Examination.. It is best to read through the list below carefully to ascertain which course you would most like to complete, as some are longer and more thorough than others.

Albany Technical College
63 hours Degree or 54 hours Diploma

Atlanta Technical College
56 hours Diploma Program

Augusta Technical College
2 year Degree or Diploma Program

Central Georgia Technical College
18 months Certificate Program

Columbus Technical College
AAS Pharmacy Technology or Diploma Program

Everest College
35 week Diploma Program

Oconee Fall Line Technical College
56 credit hours Diploma Program

Ogeechee Technical College
56 Credit Hours Diploma Program

Southeastern Technical College
56 Credit Hours Diploma Program

Virgina College
Augusta, Columbus, Macon, Savannah
55 weeks Certificate Program

Wiregrass Georgia Technical College
56 hours Diploma Program

Other Pharmacy Technician Schools


Brown Mackie College
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
96 credit hours

Palmetto School of Career Development
Atlanta, Augusta, Savannah, Macon, Valdosta
12 weeks 36 hours Certificate Program

Fortis College
Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)
36 weeks Diploma Program


Online Schools (from all over the USA)


Ashworth College

Pharmacy Technician (Certified) – NEW! (Certificate)


National American University Online

Pharmacy Technician A.A.S. (Associate)


Penn Foster Career School

Pharmacy Technician (Diploma)


Orlando Academy School of Health Professions – Online

Pharmacy Technician (Diploma)


Blackstone Career Institute

Various Programs (Diploma)


U.S. Career Institute

Various Healthcare Programs (Certificate)


Brookline College Online

Diploma – Pharmacy Technician-Ground (Diploma)