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To be able to get access to the top selections for pharmacy tech schools in Illinois candidates will have to meet the requirements laid out by the Illinois Pharmacy Board. We detail the requirements to enter one of the fastest growing healthcare fields in Illinois below.

1 – Be at least 18 years old
2 – Have a high school diploma/GED (or be in process of getting it)

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How to Become a Pharmacy Technician in Illinois

It is not mandated to get certified in Illinois to work as a pharmacy tech. On the job training is very common. Training to become a pharmacy technician in Illinois is done through accredited training or getting yourself “verified” by a licensed pharmacist at your place of employment. The process to become a pharmacy tech in Illinois can be summed-up in the next four actions.

Step 1: Do you plan to get certified as a CPHT in Illinois?

The first step after being able to enter training by meeting the initial prerequisites for training is to decide if you are actually going to go for your CPHT pharmacy technician certification.

Step 2: Sign-up for Pharm Tech Courses That are Accredited

Only selecting training at accredited schools is imperative to you ability to get certified in Illinois. The list below is all the approved pharmacy tech schools in Illinois.

Accredited Pharmacy Tech Programs in Illinois

Midwest Technical Institute-East Peoria – Pharm Tech Program
280 High Point Ln East Peoria IL 61611 309-427-2750

Midwest Technical Institute-Moline – Pharmacy Tech Training
3620 Avenue of the Cities Moline IL 61265-4421 309-277-7900-1403

City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College – Pharm Tech Program
1900 W Jackson Blvd Chicago IL 60612-3197 312-850-7000

South Suburban College – Pharmacy Tech Training
15800 South State Street South Holland IL 60473-1200 708-596-2000

Northwest Suburban College – Pharmacy Technician Course
5999 S. New Wilke Road Rollng Meadows IL 60008-4504 847-290-6425

Rend Lake College – Pharm Tech Program
468 N Ken Gray Pkwy Ina IL 62846 618-437-5321

Midstate College – Pharmacy Tech Training
411 W Northmoor Road Peoria IL 61614-3595 309-692-4092

Southeastern Illinois College – Pharmacy Tech Training
3575 College Road Harrisburg IL 62946 618-252-5400

Madison Media Institute-Rockford Career College – Pharm Tech Program
1130 South Alpine Road Rockford IL 61108 815-965-8616

Richland Community College – Pharmacy Technician Course
One College Park Decatur IL 62521-8512 217-875-7200

Lincoln Trail College – Pharmacy Tech Training
11220 State Hwy 1 Robinson IL 62454 618-393-2982

College of DuPage – Pharm Tech Program
425 Fawell Blvd. Glen Ellyn IL 60137-6599 630-942-2800

City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College – Pharmacy Tech Training
7500 S Pulaski Rd Chicago IL 60652-1299 773-838-7500

City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College – Pharmacy Technician Course
4300 N Narragansett Chicago IL 60634-1500 773-777-7900

Oakton Community College – Pharm Tech Program
1600 E Golf Rd. Des Plaines IL 60016-1268 847-635-1600

Midwest Technical Institute-Springfield – Pharmacy Tech Training
2731 Farmers Market Road Springfield IL 62707 217-527-8324

City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College – Pharmacy Tech Training
1145 W Wilson Ave. Chicago IL 60640-6063 773-907-4000

Rasmussen College-Illinois – Pharm Tech Program
6000 East State Street, 4th Floor Rockford IL 61108-2513 815-316-4800

Coyne College – Pharmacy Technician Course
1 North State Street Chicago IL 60602-3304 773-577-8100

Joliet Junior College – Pharmacy Technician Training
1215 Houbolt Rd Joliet IL 60431-8938 815-729-9020

Robert Morris University Illinois – Pharm Tech Program
401 S State Street Chicago IL 60605 312-935-6800

Step 3: Successfully Graduate from Your Pharmacy Technician Program

Once you have gone through training and finished it successfully you can make the final step to get your certification. It is not mandatory for work but it is recommended for the benefits it present in the short and long term.

Step 4: Successfully pass the ExCPT test

There are two tests used for pharmacy tech certification in Illinois, the PTCE and the ExCPT test. They are both accepted and are national organizations that are recognized in Illinois and are wonderful to earn for your future.

How much does a pharmacy technician make in Illinois?

The data table below contains the most recent information on salary offered in Illinois for those in the pharmacy technician field.

LocationPay TypeLowMedianHigh
United StatesHourly$10.27$14.86$21.98
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, ILHourly$10.66$15.75$22.17
Champaign-Urbana, ILHourly$10.46$15.08$21.06
Decatur, ILHourly$10.31$14.97$19.67
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WIHourly$10.89$14.82$22.57
Springfield, ILHourly$10.25$14.55$20.42
East Central IllinoisHourly$10.38$14.45$21.19
St. Louis, MO-ILHourly$10.61$14.41$20.24
Cape Girardeau-Jackson, MO-ILHourly$9.79$13.94$18.69
Kankakee-Bradley, ILHourly$10.42$13.80$19.37
Peoria, ILHourly$9.99$13.70$19.25
Rockford, ILHourly$11.03$13.70$17.28
Northwest IllinoisHourly$9.86$13.59$19.42
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-ILHourly$9.98$13.32$18.38
West Central IllinoisHourly$10.18$13.26$18.39
Danville, ILHourly$9.93$11.85$20.19
South IllinoisHourly$9.61$11.85$17.19

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