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Anybody living in the Sunshine State who wants to attend pharmacy technician schools in Florida will be very happy to know that they will be seeing some of the best career growth in all of Florida healthcare. We will cover how to get started below and will walk you through each one of the four steps it will take to get certified.

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What is the process to become a pharmacy tech in Florida?

The simple but efficient four-part process for becoming a certified pharmacy technician in Florida is shown below. Becoming a pharmacy tech is much easier than many may think.

Step 1: Choose if you are Going for Your Florida CPHT Certification

In Florida you have to be a minimum of 17 years old and have your high school diploma/GED to be employed as a pharmacy tech. The Florida State Board of Pharmacy is in charge of all licensing in the state. You don’t have to be certified as a pharmacy tech in Florida to work. But you do have to complete accredited training to become a pharmacy technician in Florida.

Step 2: Sign-up for a PTAC-approved training course

The list below is all the approved pharmacy technician schools in Florida.

Accredited Pharmacy Technician Programs in Florida

Florida Education Institute – Pharmacy Assisting 5818 SW 8th St Miami FL 33144 305-263-9990
Medical Institute of Palm Beach – Pharmacy Tech Course 5821B Lake Worth Rd Greenacres FL 33463 561-964-5043
Concorde Career Institute-Orlando – Pharmacy Asst. 3444 McCrory Place Orlando FL 32803 407-812-3060
Florida Gateway College – Pharmacy Tech Training Highway 90 East Lake City FL 32025-2007 386-752-1822
Pensacola State College – Pharmacy Tech Course 1000 College Blvd Pensacola FL 32504-8998 850-484-1000
South Dade Technical College-South Dade Skills Center Campus – Pharmacy Assisting 28300 S.W. 152nd Avenue Leisure City FL 33033-1412 305-247-7839
Seminole State College of Florida – Pharmacy Tech Training 100 Weldon Blvd Sanford FL 32773-6199 407-708-4722
William T McFatter Technical College – Pharmacy Tech Course 6500 Nova Drive Davie FL 33317 754-321-5700
Orange Technical College-Westside Campus – Pharmacy Asst. 955 E Story Rd Winter Garden FL 34787-3733 407-905-2018
Ridge Technical College – Pharmacy Assisting 7700 State Rd 544 Winter Haven FL 33881-9518 863-419-3060
Technical Education Center-Osceola – Pharmacy Tech Course 501 Simpson Rd Kissimmee FL 34744 407-344-5080
New Professions Technical Institute – Pharmacy Tech Training 4000 W. Flagler St. Miami FL 33134 305-461-2223
Manatee Technical College – Pharmacy Tech Training 6305 State Rd 70 East Bradenton FL 34203 941-751-7900
Miami Dade College – Pharmacy Tech Course 300 NE 2nd Avenue Miami FL 33132-2204 305-237-8888
Cape Coral Technical College – Pharmacy Assisting 360 Santa Barbara Blvd North Cape Coral FL 33993-2479 239-574-4440
Florida Career College-Orlando – Pharmacy Asst. 989 North Semoran Boulevard Orlando FL 32807-3528 407-956-5501
Florida Vocational Institute – Pharmacy Tech Course 7757 West Flagler Suite 220 Miami FL 33144 305-665-1911
Pinellas Technical College-St. Petersburg – Pharmacy Tech Training 901 34th St S Saint Petersburg FL 33711-2209 727-893-2500-2520
Atlantic Technical College – Pharmacy Assisting 4700 Coconut Creek Parkway Coconut Creek FL 33063-3902 754-321-5100
First Coast Technical College – Pharmacy Tech Course 2980 Collins Ave Saint Augustine FL 32084-1919 904-547-3282
Rasmussen College-Florida – Pharmacy Tech Training 4755 Southwest 46th Court Ocala FL 34474-6226 352-629-1941
Fortis College-Cutler Bay – Pharmacy Asst. 19600 South Dixie Highway Cutler Bay FL 33157-7693 786-345-3300
Broward College – Pharmacy Tech Course 111 East Las Olas Blvd Fort Lauderdale FL 33301 954-201-7350
Florida Panhandle Technical College – Pharmacy Assisting 757 Hoyt Street Chipley FL 32428-1618 850-638-1180
Pasco-Hernando State College – Pharmacy Tech Program 10230 Ridge Road New Port Richey FL 34654-5199 727-847-2727
Florida State College at Jacksonville – Pharmacy Tech Training 501 W State St Jacksonville FL 32202 904-633-8100
North Florida Community College – Pharmacy Tech Training 325 NW Turner Davis Dr Madison FL 32340 850-973-2288
Lively Technical Center – Pharmacy Tech Program 500 N Appleyard Dr Tallahassee FL 32304-2895 850-487-7555
Lorenzo Walker Technical College – Pharmacy Assisting 3702 Estey Avenue Naples FL 34104-4405 239-377-0900
Concorde Career Institute-Miramar – Pharmacy Asst. 10933 Marks Way Miramar FL 33025 954-731-8880
Gulf Coast State College – Pharmacy Tech Program 5230 West U.S. Highway 98 Panama City FL 32401 850-769-1551
D A Dorsey Technical College – Pharmacy Tech Training 7100 N. W. 17th Avenue Miami FL 33147-6304 305-693-2490-2116
Southeastern College-West Palm Beach – Pharmacy Assisting 2801 Vista Parkway, #1000B West Palm Beach FL 33411 561-433-2330
Gadsden Technical Institute – Pharmacy Tech Program 201 Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard Quincy FL 32351-4415 850-875-8324
Miami Lakes Educational Center and Technical College – Pharmacy Tech Training 5780 NW 158th St Miami Lakes FL 33014 305-557-1100-2231
Indian River State College – Pharmacy Asst. 3209 Virginia Ave Fort Pierce FL 34981-5596 772-462-4772
Everest University-South Orlando – Pharmacy Tech Program 9200 Soutpark Center Loop Tampa FL 33610-7666 813-635-1973-174
Radford M Locklin Technical Center – Pharmacy Assisting 5330 Berryhill Rd Milton FL 32570-8188 850-983-5700-261
Lake Technical College – Pharmacy Asst. 2001 Kurt Street Eustis FL 32726 352-589-2250-1800
Brewster Technical College – Pharmacy Tech Program 2222 N Tampa St Tampa FL 33602-2196 813-276-5448
Concorde Career Institute-Tampa – Pharmacy Tech Training 4202 W Spruce Tampa FL 33607-4127 813-874-0094
Tallahassee Community College – Pharmacy Assisting 444 Appleyard Dr Tallahassee FL 32304-2895 850-201-6200
RIVEROAK Technical College – Pharmacy Tech Program 415 SW Pinewood Dr Live Oak FL 32064 386-647-4200

Step 3: Finish the program and complete the required internship hours

The third step in our four step process is to take accredited pharm tech training and graduate from the accredited program. Once you do so you can take the PTCE certification exam to get certified if you so choose.

Step 4: Pass the Certification Exam (PTCE)

After you take and pass the PTCE ($129 fee included) you will have to register with the state of Florida. Register with the Florida State Board of Pharmacy to gain your licensure. Just apply to the FSBP and provide your proof of pharmacy technician training completion, pay $50 application fee and a $55 registration fee. Your pharm tech license will need to be renewed every two years by paying another $55 fee along with 20 hours of training every two years.

How much does a pharmacy technician make in Florida?

Pharmacy tech compensation in Florida is shown in the table below from statistics.

LocationPay TypeLowMedianHigh
United StatesHourly$10.27$14.86$21.98
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FLHourly$11.14$15.88$18.85
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FLHourly$10.83$15.88$22.73
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FLHourly$10.79$15.66$22.03
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FLHourly$10.74$15.12$19.59
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FLHourly$10.68$15.10$18.72
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FLHourly$10.66$14.85$18.41
Jacksonville, FLHourly$10.24$14.65$18.75
Tallahassee, FLHourly$10.64$14.52$18.50
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FLHourly$10.15$14.35$18.68
Gainesville, FLHourly$9.99$14.33$21.36
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FLHourly$10.47$14.25$18.58
South Florida BOSHourly$9.80$14.19$18.51
Northwest FloridaHourly$9.41$14.01$24.54
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FLHourly$10.43$13.98$18.82
Naples-Marco Island, FLHourly$10.13$13.93$18.47
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FLHourly$10.12$13.71$18.66
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FLHourly$10.17$13.70$18.64
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FLHourly$10.07$13.64$18.01
Punta Gorda, FLHourly$10.34$13.57$18.25
Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach, FLHourly$10.22$13.39$18.11
Northeast FloridaHourly$9.91$13.37$20.21
Ocala, FLHourly$10.09$13.37$17.84
Port St. Lucie, FLHourly$9.89$13.35$18.24
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FLHourly$9.34$13.10$18.20

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