Richmond Virginia Pharmacy Technician Certification Preparation Class

Phone (804) 285-8055 ext. 130
Fax (804) 285-8059

Our Next Available Sessions:

Thursday evenings 5:30 - 7:30 May 14 - Aug 6

Friday mornings 10:00 - 12:00 May 15 - Aug 7

Thank you for your interest in the Bremo Pharmacy Technician Preparatory Course. The program is a 12 week course designed to prepare students to become pharmacy technicians, and to help prepare to take either the national exam (PTCB) or the state examination. The course is an approved training program with the Virginia Board of Pharmacy. The classes are held in our facilities near the intersection of Broad St. and Staples Mill Road in mid-town Richmond Virginia.

This is an adult-learning course without prerequisites. The standardized certification exams, however, have some eligibility requirements. These requirements will be reviewed during the first class.

Bremo Pharmacy Technician Preparatory Course
2002 Staples Mill Road
Henrico, VA 23230


The $100 registration fee (non-refundable) is required in order to reserve a seat in the class. The remaining balance is due by the first day of class. The tuition fee is $350. Please download the registration form for additional information.

The two texts used include Morton's The Pharmacy Technician and Pharmacy Calculations. These books will be available for purchase the first day of class, for $100. Also available as an e-book. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Karen Nemetz at or at 804-285-8055 ext 130.

Pharmacy Overview

The course begins with a brief history of pharmacy and the technician. An overview of the practice of pharmacy includes subjects important to retail, hospital, industry, institutional, and all fields of pharmacy technician practice. Technician roles and responsibilities are discussed for each area. Some of the class subjects related to these practice areas include inventory and automation, insurance and third parties, parenterals and chemotherapy, and extemporaneous compounding.


Four of the two-hour class sessions cover the mathematic skills related to the pharmacy technician field. Math is taught in the class and assigned as homework for practice. Additional tutoring sessions are available for students who struggle with this topic.


Pharmacy law in the State of Virginia and across the United States is taught as a component of several class sessions. This topic includes labeling requirements, controlled substances, compounding laws, and regulatory agencies including the Virginia board of Pharmacy, the FDA, and the DEA.

Pharmacy Practice

Pharmacy Practice Basics are covered in a series of classes on medical terminology, prescription components, routes of administration, drug information, pharmaceutics, drug interactions, and adverse drug reactions.

Top 50 Drugs

Throughout the course students learn the top 50 most common prescription drugs, their purpose of use, and their generic names.

Practice Tests

The last two weeks of class include review, study tips, and practice tests to prepare students for the certification exams.


Web Links - Pharmacy Technician Certification Class
Pharmacy Technician Certification Board
Virginia Board of Pharmacy

VCU School of Pharmacy
Quizlet for online flashcards and practice

Class Location:

Bremo Pharmacy Technician Preparatory Course
2002 Staples Mill Road
Henrico, VA 23230

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