PTCB Practice Test 2024 Study Guide [UPDATED]

Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) PTCB Practice Test 2024 with Study Guide for Certification Exam: Enhance your preparation for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) exam with our free downloadable PDF. This study guide is designed to help you thoroughly prepare for the PTCB exam by providing comprehensive test materials and useful online resource links.

The PTCB offers credentials to pharmacy technicians who aim to excel in their field and pursue rewarding careers in healthcare. Our credential program is crafted to empower technicians to collaborate effectively with pharmacists, ensuring safe and effective patient care and service.

Explore our online resources to access official and supplementary materials for the PTCB Certification Practice Test, ensuring you are well-prepared to achieve your certification.

PTCB Practice Test 2024

Our sample PTCB Practice Exam is designed to prepare for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) final test 2024-2025. There are 5 full-set question-and-answer quizzes for free. Note that our PTCB Practice Test 2024 questions are not the actual PTCE exam questions; they will help you make better PTCB test preparation online.

Knowledge Domains and Areas

Each practice test has 50 questions and answers, covering topics such as Medications, Federal Requirements, Patient Safety, Quality Assurance, Order Entry, and Processing.

PTCB Certification 2024

Individuals who meet eligibility requirements and pass the appropriate PTCB certification exams may use the CPhT (Certified Pharmacy Technician) or the CSPT® (Certified Compounded Sterile Preparation Technician®) designation. To maintain certification, the PTCB certificate must be recertified by PTCB’s requirements.

Certifications and certificate programs serve different purposes. Certifications assess an individual’s mastery of job knowledge, require Continuing Education, and award an acronym after one’s name. Certificate programs evaluate learning outcomes from a PTCB-Recognized Education/Training Program, do not expire or require maintenance, and do not award an acronym after the name.

Certifications programs

Certificate programs

Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) Medication History Certificate
Certified Compounded Sterile Preparation Technician (CSPT) Technician Product Verification Certificate
Advanced Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT-Adv) Hazardous Drug Management Certificate
Billing and Reimbursement Certificate

PTCB Exam 2024

Candidates must pass the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) to earn the CPhT credential. PTCB’s CPhT Program is nationally accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).

Name of the Exam PTCE
Test Mode computer-based exam
Administered at Pearson VUE test centers nationwide (USA)
Total Time Duration 2 hours (120 minutes)
Total Test Duration 1.5 hours (One hour and 50 minutes)
Exam format Multiple-choice exam
Number of choices available four possible answers
Total Questions 90 questions (80 scored questions and 10 unscored questions.)
Passing scaled score  1,400
Range of possible PTCE scores 1,000 to 1,600
Standard Fee for CPhT $129 (Temporarily Reduced Fee $115)
Standard Fee for CSPT $199 (Temporarily Reduced Fee $185)
Certification program name PTCB Certified Pharmacy Technician: CPhT

PTCB Certification Content Outline

  • 1. Medications 40%
  • 2. Federal Requirements 12.5%
  • 3. Patient Safety and Quality Assurance 26.25%
  • 4. Order Entry and Processing 21.25%

Check the PTCB Certificate Guidebook for more details, the link is below.

PTCB Certification Study Guide and Official Practice Test 2024

The Official PTCB Practice Exam® is designed to familiarize candidates with the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE). It is the only practice exam authorized by PTCB. Unlike practice exams from other providers, The Official PTCB Practice Exam has the same look, feel, and functionality as the actual PTCE. The sole function of the practice exams is to provide familiarity with content, format, and structure.

Many external resources are available that may be useful to individuals preparing for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam. PTCB does not recommend or endorse specific educational materials for pharmacy technicians, but shares the following examples for informational purposes only:

PTCB’s updated PTCE will launch in January 2020, and we’ve updated the PTCB® Pharmaceutical Calculations Questions Exam Prep App to help you prepare.

Available when users update the App for free on their device, Choose the 2020 version or 2019 version after upgrading. Use the “Exam Builder” feature to select your own practice calculations questions based on item difficulty level

Disclaimer: Not affiliated with or endorsed by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board, Inc..  PTCB is a registered trademark of the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board, Inc. and is used here solely for purposes of identification.