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PTCB PTCE 2020 Exam Guide

Earning your PTCB Certification is an important first step toward a rewarding career in healthcare. As a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT), you can work more effectively to support your pharmacy team and provide superior patient care.

Beginning January 2020, candidates must complete a PTCB-Recognized Education/Training Program OR equivalent work experience in order to be eligible. To be eligible for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) under the 2020 requirement, a candidate must complete a PTCB-Recognized Education/Training Program (or completion within 60 days) OR equivalent work experience as a pharmacy technician (min. 500 hours). This alternative path will serve experienced pharmacy technicians who were not in a position to attend a PTCB-recognized program.

The Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE), is a computer-based exam given in a time limit of  two hours (5 minute tutorial, 1 hour and 50 minute exam and 5 minute post-exam survey). The exam consists of 90 questions (80 scored and 10 unscored). Each question has four answer choices with only one correct choice.

Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination (PTCE) Content Outline (Effective January 1, 2020)

– Medications (40%)
– Federal Requirements (12.5%)
– Patient Safety and Quality Assurance (26.25%)
– Order Entry and Processing (21.25%)

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