Illinois Central College Offers Prep Course for Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Exam

ICC is offering a Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Exam (PTCB) test preparation course, covered in two Saturdays in November. The twelve-hour course will be held on Saturday, November 7, and Saturday, November 14, from 8:30 am to 3 pm, at Hickory Hall on the ICC North Campus, 5407 N. University St., in Peoria. The course is designed for currently-employed pharmacy technicians and is an accelerated class aimed at providing an overview highlighting the main content areas covered by the PTCB exam.

The course includes overviews of:

·        Pharmacy law and drug regulation

·        Calculation of percentage strengths, ratio solutions, and allegations

·        Preparation of IVs and other sterile preparations

·        Insurance billing and inventory control

The class is not intended to replace a full-length educational program or on-the-job training, and students will not receive a certificate of completion. In order to obtain certification as a pharmacy technician, students must provide a completed Statement of Training by the pharmacist-in-charge at their current place of employment, along with photocopy proof of passing the national PTCB exam to the Illinois Department for Professional Regulation (IDFPR).

Cost for the course is $375 and includes classroom instruction and in-class materials, as well as additional study and reference resources.

To register, go online to or call (309) 690-6900. For questions, contact Ellen George at (309) 690-6909, or email [email protected].