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Washington Pharmacy Technician State Requirements – Board of Pharmacy Technician Guidelines (see page 7) states the following requirements for becoming a pharmacy technician:
-Complete a board approved training program (formal or on-the-job), there is no list of approved programs available, but click here to see a document that details what a program needs (see page 7 and 8)
-Obtain national certification that is NCCA accredited (PTCB, ExCPT)
-Complete 8-hours of Washington state law study (typically done with employer or formal program)
-Complete pharmacy technician application, pay $50 application fee

Online/Correspondence Pharmacy Technician Training Programs – due to the experiential (hands on pharmacy training in a pharmacy) requirement for formal programs, online programs are not an option in Washington

Pharmacy Technician Training Live Programs (campus based school)
-Clark College, Vancouver
-Clover Park Technical College, Lakewood
-Edmonds Community College, Lynnwood
-Everest College, Campuses in: Bremerton, Everett, Renton, and Tacoma
-Grays Harbor College, Aberdeen
-Lower Columbia College, Longview
-Renton Technical College, Renton
-Seattle Community College-North Campus, Seattle
-Skagit Valley College, Mount Vernon
-Spokane Community College, Spokane
-Tacoma Community College, Tacoma
-University of Washington-Seattle Campus, Seattle
-Yakima Valley Community College, Yakima