Illinois Central College is offering a Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Exam (PTCB) test preparation course, covered in two Saturdays in February. The twelve-hour course will be held on Sat., Feb. 11, and Sat., Feb. 18, from 8:30 am to 3 pm, at Hickory Hall on the ICC North Campus, 5407 N. University St., in Peoria. The course is designed for currently-employed pharmacy technicians and is an accelerated class aimed at providing an overview highlighting the main content areas covered by the PTCB exam.
The course includes overviews of:
·         Pharmacy law and drug regulation
·         Calculation of percentage strengths, ratio solutions, and allegations
·         Preparation of IVs and other sterile preparations
·         Insurance billing and inventory control

              The class is not intended to replace a full-length educational program or on-the-job training, and students will not receive a certificate of completion. In order to obtain certification as a pharmacy technician, students must provide a completed Statement of Training by the pharmacist-in-charge at their current place of employment, along with photocopy proof of passing the national PTCB exam to the Illinois Department for Professional Regulation (IDFPR).

              Cost for the course is $385 and includes classroom instruction and in-class materials, as well as additional study and reference resources.

To register, go online to or call (309) 690-6900. For questions, contact Ellen George at (309) 690-6909, or email


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