Pharmacy Technician Certification Test

This Free Pharmacy Technician Certification Practice Test will give you an idea of the types of questions and sections on your actual exam.

Pharmacology for Technicians

1. A technician should be working at least _______ inches under the laminar flow hood.
2. Who is allowed to counsel patients, and recommend OTC products?
3. Can a patient request non-child resistant caps on their prescription vials?
4. What is the generic name for Amerge?
5. What condition are loop diuretics generally used to treat?

Pharmacy Law and Regulation

6. Prozac, a popular anti-depressant, is in which drug class?

Pharmacology for Technicians

7. What is the generic name for Zofran?
8. What are the two main uses for the IV drug, Avastin?
9. What is the generic name for Zocor?

Calculations

10. What is the formula used to determine the volume of an IV bag?
11. What is the formula to determine the retail markup percent?
12. What is the formula to turn teaspoons into milliliters?

Pharmacy Law and Regulation

13. What three types of safeguards are required under the HIPAA security standard?
14. Which two government agencies determine a drug's schedule?
15. Barring any willful wrongdoing what is the maximum amount of monetary fines that can be imposed under HIPAA in a year?

Compounding Procedures and Safety

16. What piece of equipment must be used for sterile compounding?
17. If a compound is made in a large batch in anticipation of usual pharmacy needs, what must its label include?
18. If stored at room temperature what expiration date should IV admixtures be given?

Equipment

19. What is a Yuyama machine?
20. What are the three main parts of a syringe?
21. The container in which medication is dispensed is called a _______.

Anatomy and Physiology

22. What is the name of the substance that makes up human hair and nails?
23. Increased intraocular pressure is a hallmark of which disease?
24. Scabies are parasites that affect which organ system?

Pharmacy Law and Regulation

25. The retail provisions of the Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act of 2005 require all of the following EXCEPT:
26. Which of the following is used to report medication quality problems?
27. A patient presents a prescription written for a CII drug that is written by a physician assistant. Can a pharmacy fill this prescription?

Medication Order Entry, Interpretation and the Fill Process

28. How many tablets would be needed to fill a prescription for a 90 day supply of Metform 500 mg with BID dosing?
29. A prescription for Methocarbamol 500mg is written for a quantity of 120 tablets. If the directions are written for 1 tab po qid, the days supply should be transcribed as ___ days.
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30. A prescription written for Novolog 70/30 with a note of IDDM should prompt the pharmacy technician to enter _______ as the patient's condition.

Pharmacology for Technicians

31. Pharmacy technicians can refer to the _______ Book to find out of if two drugs are equivalent.
32. Which of the following brand name products may have pseudoephedrine as an ingredient?
33. What is the study of the history and origin of drugs called?

Compounding Procedures and Safety

34. Which of the following defines a solvent?
35. Which of the following defines a solution?
36. Before, after, and throughout each shift, pharmacy technicians should wash their hands with an anti-microbial agent for at least _____.

Calculations

37. A physician order for a 120 mg dose of Gentamycin 40mg/mL should be filled with ______ of Gentamycin.
38. How many units are in 1 mL of insulin?
39. A doctor's order for medication for a 75 pound patient was submitted to an inpatient pharmacy. The adult dose is 500 mg. What is the correct dose for a child?

Anatomy and Physiology

40. Which of the following is a primary organ associated with digestion?
41. The human heart is comprised of ____ chambers.
42. Drug permeability is generally better on the scalp and behind the ears than on the arm, legs and back. Why?

Inventory Management and Quality Assurance

43. A ______ resistant container helps protect contents from the effects of exposure to light, which can alter the medication, causing it to be ___________.
44. While working in a pharmacy, a technician can locate storage requirements for a particular drug in which of the following resources?
45. A repackaged blister of atenolol 25 mg will expire ___ after the date they were repacked or at the time of the expiration date on the bottle, whichever comes first.

Medication Administration

46. Which of the following would be an acceptable route for the delivery of parental nutrition for an NPO patient?
47. Which of the following is a disadvantage of taking medication through an oral route?
48. After administering a drug, the time when the body first starts to respond to the medication is called:

Professionalism

49. Pharmacy technicians can take phone orders for medication.
50. A patient presents to the counter and removes his shirt. He asks the pharmacy technician to look at the burn on his back, asking which over-the-counter cream he can use on it. The pharmacy technician should __________.
51. How many times is the cart-fill process completed during the course of a day?

Equipment

52. An echocardiogram utilizes which of the following?
53. What should be used to mix ingredients?
54. A ______ should be used to measure volumes less than 1.5 mL.

Billing and Reimbursement

55. A pharmacy technician is using online billing to submit a claim to an insurance company for a refill. The insurer's website responds to the claim with a "refill too soon" rejection. What should the pharmacy technician do first?
56. A customer comes to the counter to pick up a prescription. The pharmacy technician will ask a certain number of questions. Which of the following is not part of the intake process?
57. What does PCN stand for?

Pharmacy Technician Practice Exam

Pharmacy technicians may take the PTCE and ExCPT to become certified as a pharmacy technician. The two examinations are optional, yet beneficial, to individuals seeking employment in the field of pharmacy.  To learn more about the PTCE and ExCPT, see our PTCE and ExCPT Guide.

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