I am wondering how good the on job certification for the retail pharmacies are? I live in Louisiana and I'm majoring in biology then off to pharm school. I really want to get into a pharmacy tech position just because I can't stand waiting to go to pharm school to gain knowledge on this, but the certification program at my school is like 30 hrs worth of credits and I can't put my prerequisites on hold that long. Has anyone else been certified on the job and also is it just proof for that one company that you can be a pt for them or is it actual certification that is accepted at other pharmacies? I searched and everything that popped up was from 05 and none were a clear answer for either. Thanks!