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PTCB Test Prep is the leading online course to prepare you for all core subjects of the PTCB exam.

Our course has been developed by industry experts, many of whom have been part of the PTCB exam board and have put together a comprehensive range of learning tools and practice questions to help prepare you for the 2020 exam. So far, over 96 percent of candidates who complete our course have gone on to earn their PTCB certification.

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Our Course Content

Effective 1 January 2020, the structured syllabus for the PTCB exam changed.
Previously, there were 9 core subject areas. Now those 9 subjects have been
condensed into 4 broad topics.

Our online course covers the syllabus of all four modules. It also includes comprehensive coverage of pharmacy calculations for technicians and full-length PTCB practice exams, each of which contains 90 questions to be answered within 120 minutes.

2020 PTCB Module % of PTCB Exam
  • Medications 40%
  • Federal Requirements 12.5%
  • Patient Safety and Quality Assurance 26.25%
  • Order Entry and Processing 21.25%

Our PTCB Test Prep course

has been designed to teach students the core and
clinical details you are expected to know; a practical and
pragmatic learning course that delivers the essential details.

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Additional Course Materials
  • Pharmacy Calculations for Technicians Theory / 150 Questions
  • Full-Length PTCB Practice Exams 4

How Our Course is Delivered

Our PTCB Test Prep course covers all core areas by testing your knowledge of each of the 4 compulsory modules examined on the 2020 PTCB exam.

Facts about the PTCB Exam.

  • Number of
    questions
    90

    80% are scored

  • Cost$129

    One time payment

Scaled scoring used: Between 1,000 and 1,600 Pass score required: 1,400
  • Fail policy

    Candidates can re-take exam 60 days after, for first 2 re-take attempts. Third retake attempt must be taken 6 months later. After that, appeal to PTCB board required.

  • Exam appointment

    Pearson VUE is responsible for administering the Pharmacy Technician exam. To schedule and exam appointment, candidates can go to www.pearsonvue.com/ptcb or call 1-866-902-0593.

  • Test centers

    Pearson VUE operates over 250 test centers nationwide. In addition, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, online testing has also been introduced.

  • Qualification

    Passing the PTCB exam allows pharmacy techs to use the CPhT (Certified Pharmacy Technician) designation. In order to continue using the CPhT designation, however, pharmacy tech's must successfully complete 20 hours of continuing education every two years.

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Take a few minutes to review our latest blogs on the PTCB exam, life as a pharmacy
technician and all the latest science behind medicines, healthcare and breaking news.

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