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    Pharmacy Technician Overview- Pharmacy technicians assist the pharmacist with the  preparation of prescription medications for customers,  patients or health  professionals. They also help ensure that the pharmacy has the right amount of stock to meet patient needs.  Students receive hands on experience working in local pharmacies to become more proficient with  prescription names and the daily operating procedures of a pharmacy. This one year  certificate program provides  students with the skills and knowledge to successfully sit for the certification exam.  After passing the exam, the student, who MUST be 18 at the time of registration, will need to apply to the Virginia Board of Pharmacy to become a licensed pharmacy  technician. In addition the Board of Pharmacy requires all candidates seeking  registration to complete a criminal background check.   Successful course completion, with demonstration of required proficiencies, may assist the student in  preparing for the following:  · Certified Pharmacy Technician