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Pharmacy tech training in Oregon gives its students a path to a rewarding and fast growing healthcare career in Oregon. All pharmacy techs are regulated by the Oregon Pharmacy Board. They do not mandate any training or certification for employment but you will have to earn a CPHT certification inside of the first year of initial employment. See what the four steps to becoming a pharmacy tech in Oregon today.

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How to Become a Pharmacy Technician in Oregon

The certification process for becoming a pharmacy tech in Oregon can be summed-up in the next four actions once you have fulfilled any basic requirements. We list them for you below:

1 – Have HS diploma/GED
2 – Be at least 18 years of age
3 – Pass background check

Step 1: Determine if you would like to get Certified Before or after you get a job

All pharmacy techs in Oregon end up getting certified so when are you going to get yours? Before or after you get work? either path works in Oregon so just make sure you decide right away and make clear choices on your pathway to certification.

Step 2: Sign-up for Classes Accredited by the Oregon Board of Pharmacy

The list below is all the pharmacy tech schools in Oregon that have Oregon Pharmacy Board approval: To be able to get your certification in Oregon you will have pass formal or on the job training that is approved.

Accredited Pharmacy Technician Programs in Oregon

Pioneer Pacific College
27501 SW Parkway Ave Wilsonville OR 97070-9296

Abdill Career College Inc
843 E Main Ste 203 Medford OR 97504-7137

Linn-Benton Community College
6500 Pacific Blvd SW Albany OR 97321

Rogue Community College
3345 Redwood Hwy Grants Pass OR 97527-9291

Central Oregon Community College
2600 NW College Way Bend OR 97703

Carrington College-Portland
2004 Lloyd Center, 3rd Fl. Portland OR 97232-130

Southwestern Oregon Community College
1988 Newmark Ave Coos Bay OR 97420-2193

Chemeketa Community College
4000 Lancaster Dr NE Salem OR 97305

Step 3: Finish any internship Work and Pass Training Program

If you take formal or on the job training, make sure you complete and pass it. Once you do you are on the door step to getting certified.

Step 4: Pass a National Certification Exam and get Certified

You can take one of the two certification exam options in Oregon to earn a certification and CPHT title. The tests are the ExCPT and the PTCE exams. Pass the exam and register with the state of Oregon’s pharmacy board to get your work license.

We take a deeper look at the two assessment tests here.

Pharmacy Tech Pay in Oregon

The data below reflects the most current info about the salary earned in Oregon by pharmacy technicians and assistants. The data comes from’s website.

LocationPay TypeLowMedianHigh
United StatesHourly$10.27$14.86$21.98
Medford, ORHourly$14.82$18.62$24.42
Salem, ORHourly$14.15$18.59$23.49
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WAHourly$14.32$18.43$23.68
Bend, ORHourly$13.95$18.30$23.88
Corvallis, ORHourly$14.36$17.81$23.76
Eugene-Springfield, ORHourly$12.97$17.69$23.10
Coastal OregonHourly$13.17$17.66$22.96
Southern OregonHourly$13.35$17.62$22.56
Eastern OregonHourly$13.20$17.53$22.68
Linn CountyHourly$11.78$16.90$21.70

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