Pharmacy Tech Practice Test
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There are two ways to become a certified Pharmacy Technician – through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) and through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). Check your state to see which form of certification is accepted. The PTCB and the NHA both require the taking of an exam prior to certification.
The PTCE Exam is 110 minutes long and consists of 90 questions arranged into four knowledge domains, including Medications, Federal Requirements, Patient Safety and Quality Assurance and Order Entry and Processing.
Candidates taking the ExCPT are given two hours to answer 120 multiple choice questions. The test focuses on four general areas: Overview and Laws, Drugs and Drug Therapy, Dispensing Process and Medication Safety and Quality Assurance.
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There are two ways to become certified—through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) and through the National Healthcare Association (NHA). Check your state to see which form of certification is accepted. The PTCB and the NHA both require the taking of an exam prior to certification.
The PTCE consists of 90 questions and is arranged into nine knowledge domains:
- Law and Regulation
- Sterile Compounding
- Order and Fill Process
- Medication Safety
- Quality Assurance
- Inventory Management
- Billing / Reimbursement
- Information Systems
The ExCPT has 120 multiple choice questions and focuses on three general areas:
- Technician Duties
- Drug Products
- Dispensing Process