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Pharmacy Technician Certification Program


Pharmacy Technician — Certification Program



Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians are critical components of the healthcare field. Technicians work under the supervision of a registered pharmacist in hospitals, home infusion pharmacies, community pharmacies, and other healthcare settings.


Due to the ever increasing need for healthcare, the emergence of new medical therapeutics and advances in science offering a greater number of therapeutic breakthroughs there’s a high demand for pharmacy technicians. Additionally  the constant availability of new drugs, the national shortage of registered pharmacists, the establishment of certified pharmacy technicians, and the aging population all contribute to the need of more and more technicians.


The pharmacy technician certification program at the Bahamas Institute focuses on providing students with the technical knowledge and practical skills necessary for entry-level positions as pharmacy Technicians in hospitals, pharmacies and other healthcare facilities.


What is the Job of  Pharmacy Technician
Pharmacy Technicians work under the supervision of a registered pharmacist in hospitals, community pharmacies and drug stores, and other healthcare facilities. They fill prescriptions,  communicate with patients and medical professionals, take inventory, carryout bookkeeping duties, place orders and other duties as set by the responsible supervisor. 

How to Become a Certified Pharmacy Technician
At the Bahamas Institute of Business & Technology, our pharmacy technician certification program is twenty-four weeks in duration. It aims to prepare students for entry-level positions in the health care industry as a Certified Pharmacy Technicians. The program covers a wide range of duties and medical terminology while preparing students ito acquire the requisite skill set  to perform as pharmacy technicians and prepare them to pass the  pharmacy technician certification exam through the National Healthcare Association (NHA). Please visit NHA for exam details
Why Become Certified
Certification validates your training and says you have the skills and knowledge to preform as a pharmacy technician. To become certified you need to sit and pass the NHA exam


Program Objectives

Upon completion of this program students will be able to

  • · Describe the  responsibilities and duties of pharmacy technicians
  • · Understand the ethical and legal requirements of a pharmacy technician
  • · Know the trade and generic names of selected drugs, how they are administered and their side effects
  • · Understand drug classifications and indications,
  • · Understand pharmaceutical and medical terminology, including abbreviations and symbols
  • · Perform pharmaceutical preparation skills, including filling prescriptions and preparing sterile products;
  • · Describe basic anatomy and related pathological conditions
  • · Sit and pass the NHA certification exam for pharmacy technician.


Pharmacy Technician Curriculum

Pharmacy Technician with Certification – Program Outline

Course # Course Title Session
AHS101 Introduction to Health Careers I
BIO215 Anatomy & Physiology I
PHM101 Introduction to Pharmacy Technician I
PHM110 Pharmaceutical Calculations II
PHM210 Pharmacology I II
PHM260 Community Based Pharmaceutics II
PHM212 Pharmacology II III
MED272 Medical Law and Ethics III
PHM262 Institutional Based Pharmaceutics III


Registration and Enrollment

This course is open enrollment. You can enroll and begin in any session throughout the year.

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Certification Examination

Opportunities to sit the certification exam are available year round. To register, simply complete the application form on the BIBT website and remit the appropriate fees. Please see exam fee schedule below:  



Examination Fee  Fee Total
Clinical Medical Assistant $155.00 $50.00 $205.00
Plebotomy Technician $117.00 $50.00 $167.00
EKG Technician $117.00 $50.00 $167.00
Administrative Medical Assistant $117.00 $50.00 $167.00
Billing and Coding Specialists $117.00 $50.00 $167.00
Pharmacy Technician $117.00 $50.00 $167.00
Patient Care Technician $155.00 $50.00 $205.00





























































Note: Individuals who study the EKG technician program at BIBT receives one free exam voucher.


Special scheduled exam: Cost of Exam + $100 local fee