If you are interested in becoming a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) you will need to pass the PTCE, which is more commonly called the PTCB Exam. This exam will test your competence to perform the work of a pharmacy technician. Becoming a certified pharmacy technician is a great step to advance your career. Start your test prep now with our free PTCB practice exam.
PTCB Practice Questions
The process of reducing the particle size of a substance by grinding is:
What is DEA Form 41 used for?
To report the theft of controlled substances.
To report the inventory levels of controlled substances.
To document the destruction of controlled substances.
To order schedule II drugs.
What does the abbreviation NPO mean?
Nothing by mouth
Every other day
New patient only
The condition in which the blood supply to a part of the heart is interrupted, causing heart cells to die is:
Congestive Heart Failure
A drug is recalled by the FDA due to a container defect. Which type of recall would this be?
None of the above
Twenty-two degrees Celsius is equal to what temperature in Fahrenheit?
What is the brand name for bisoprolol-hydrochlorothizide?
A patient comes to the pharmacy counter with a prescription for Amoxicillin 250mg/5mL and the directions indicate 1¼ tsp po bid × 10d. What is the total quantity needed for dispensing?
Which of the following is a non-prescription medication used to treat insomnia?
What is the generic name for Ranexa?
Patients should avoid grapefruit juice if they are taking:
What type of drug is omeprazole?
A proton pump inhibitor
An ACE inhibitor
You need 800 mL of 10% dextrose solution. How much of your 50% and 5% dextrose solution will you need to mix?
122 mL of the 50% and 678 mL of the 5%
111 mL of the 50% and 889 mL of the 5%
100 mL of the 50% and 700 mL of the 5%
89 mL of the 50% and 711 mL of the 5%
So you need 5 parts of the 50% and 40 parts of the 5%, for a total of 45 parts.
Amount of 50% needed will be (5/45) × 800 = 89
Amount of 5% needed will be (40/45) × 800 = 711
Which act addresses the privacy and security of health data?
Ominibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970
If a patient drops off a prescription to the pharmacy and the doctor has indicated "dispense as written", "medically necessary", or "brand name only" how does this prescription need to be billed through insurance?
What classification of drug would be used for a patient suffering from acid reflux?
Calcium Channel Blocker
Which of these medications is a Schedule III drug?
What is the generic drug suffix for an ACE inhibitor?
If a drug has no accepted medical use and extremely high potential for abuse, which DEA schedule would it be categorized in?
Which of the following is NOT a smoking cessation agent?
More PTCB Resources
- PTCB Study Guide – Reviews of the best pharmacy tech study guides.
- PTCB Exam Preparation
When you take the Pharmacy Technician Exam, you will have 1 hour and 50 minutes to complete 90 multiple choice questions. The scores are calculating using a statistical method to adjust for the exam’s relative difficulty, so there is no way to know exactly how many correct answers are needed to pass. However, scores are provided immediately after completing the test and feedback is provided which indicates your stronger and weaker areas of performance.
This exam is administered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board and the PTCB certification is valid nationwide. After passing the PTCB Exam you may use the CPhT designation after your name. The certification is valid for 2 years and you can re-certify after completing 20 hours of continuing education or by retaking the exam.
The pharmacy tech exam is challenging, so make sure you do plenty of test prep. Be sure to take our PTCB practice test, but also work through as many additional PTCB practice questions as possible.