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PTCB practice questions 
Are the PTCB practice questions on this site similar to the real exam?

How many times in a year can I take the PTCE exam? 
Just wondering how many times I'm allowed to take the exam in one year?

Prescriptions with only 28 days supply? 
I am in the process of doing pharmacy technician training. My instructor wants us to list prescriptions that only have a 28 day supply. I know birth control …

PTCB practice questions 
I'm just wondering how similar the questions on the PTCB practice questions on this site are to the real exam? I've been doing as many free practice questions …

Pharmacy Tech Program 
I've just now signed up for a pharmacy tech program. What are some things I could study in my spare time before my classes start?

Passing the PTCE Exam 
I'm nervous to take the PTCE next Saturday, and have been studying just a couple of weeks. I've memorized the top 100 drugs and am pretty good at math/calculations. …

What's the world coming to? 
Where did it all go so wrong? Top 10% in my high school, college Honors society, a bright and promising future, and now this... I work in a retail pharmacy …

Guess or leave answer blank on PTCB 
On the PTCB, is it better to take a guess and possibly get it wrong or to leave it blank? Different exams weigh getting a wrong answer, ie, you get some …

How is the PTCB Scored? 
I have question. I just took the PTCB test, and I scored 1325 out of 1600 possible. The result is that I failed, even though it is more than 82%. How …

Free Study Material for PTCB Exam 
I prepared for the 2016 PTCB exam using the study materials here. I was doing well on the practice tests, so I figured I would do well on the test. I was …

When To Use An Alligation? 
I'm confused as to when to use an allegation or when to use a ratio/proportion pattern when reading a test question. I am a newly hired tech in training …

Bad PTCB book 
So I bought a pharmacy tech book online and it seems to be riddled with errors. Let's just say I'm not very happy about it. So during my learning, I'm …

Ways to remember math formulas or Top 200 Drugs 
I feel like I'm getting it, but then... I'm not. My instructor teaches us super fast, to where it is overwhelming, and I try my best to jam it all in there. …

Best way to calculate refill dates 
what is the best way to calculate a refill date for a control drug? Example: Rx for Xanax 2mg one tablet once a day for 30 days - Fill date January …

Think I'll Pass? 
My test is on Monday the 25th. I have failed the test once before so Im pretty nervous. I know the laws very well. I know all the basic conversions. Good …

Pediatric Dosages 
A child weighing 12kgs is ordered 40mgs erythromycin per Kg/day, to be given in 4 even doses through out the day. The drug is available as 200mg/5ml of …

8 week PTCB course  
I'm thinking of doing it. Not sure if I should. The instructor giving the exam has credentials. He has 6 years of working as a Pharmacy Technician and …

Renew license  
My license as a pharmacy tech expired in 2005. How can I now renew my license again? I did not work as a pharmacy tech after receiving my license what …

PTCB exam preparations  
I recently started working at a community pharmacy in my town, just as a cashier/tech in trainee. The techs that had been certified this year were mentioning …

Pharmacy math formula chart 
Is a formula chart given for you to use during the PTCB exam?

Can I recertify if my PTCB certification is expired? 
I was PTCB certified in 2009 and renewed in 2011. I worked in the pharmacy for 3 1/2 years. My husband is military and when we moved overseas, I let my …

about to expire medications 
If a bulk container says expiration date of Feb 2016. By federal guideline, when does drug need to be dispensed by?

When do Class 2 drugs Rx expire? 
While taking the practice laws test I came across a question asking when C-2 drugs expire. I thought it was 30 days but it said the answer was never. Is …

Electronically transmitted prescriptions 
Name three ways prescriptions can be electronically transmitted?

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Working in a pharmacy setting 
If a nurse comes in and asks for a prescription stat but the pharmacist is at lunch, what do you? The patient states that they are allergic to latex. …

Studying for PTCB with limited time 
Due to some unfortunate circumstances, I have exactly one week to prepare for the exam starting today with absolutely no prior experience. I'm a pre-pharmacy …

Studying for 2 weeks, have 2 more to go. 
I work retail and the pharmacy needs help and I was offered a job by the pharmacy manager but I start school in two weeks so have to pass by then. I have …

What is the success rate of passing the PTCB ? 
I was wondering if the success rate of passing pharmacy tech test has gone up or has sunk since the major changes were made? One such being required to …

How can I learn to count pills 
I am wondering how I can learn the physical part of being a pharmacy tech? - Beyond just passing the PTCB certification exam.

how would milligrams be converted to cc's ? 
I would like to give my cat liquid Benydryl for itching and the ratio is 2 mg for every pound of body weight...the cat is 16 pounds so the dosage would …

Do I have to take the PTCB? 
Are licensees test required if you have been grandfathered in? I Live in West Virginia and have been a pharmacy tech for 30 years working retail. I …

Tech school or self-study 
Is it best to self study or actually go to a school? Once I have studied, memorized and prep myself to take the exam and pass, will there be a chance/guarantee …

Seeking part-time Pharmacy Tech job in Northern California 
I studied on my own and just passed the PTCB this month. Due to the family(taking care of children), I want to look for a part-time job. I did find some …

Can a Pharmacy Tech count CII drugs? 
Can a certified Pharmacy Technician legally count, pour, package and label Class II prescriptions?

Patent Drugs 
How do you determine what year a patent for a new drug expires once a patent has been applied for and is awarded?

Pharmacy tech class or self study ? 
Pharmacy tech schools seem terribly expensive! A friend says I should just self study, but... I don't know where to start. Please help

How to become a pharmacy technician? 
Do you have to work in a pharmacy first to become a pharmacy technician? Is there special licensing? What do I need to know? Thanks.

Order to study for PTCB 
Is there a recommend order to study all these PTCB prep materials? (EX. START WITH THE 200 TOP DRUGS FIRST THEN...)

Certain days the PTCB will have less math? 
Does the PTCB alternate days that the exam will be heavy in math and other days that the exam will have little math? if so what days does the exam have …

PTCB Exam 
Do you have to be PTCB certified to work in a pharmacy as a pharmacy technician if you have passed a pharm tech course?

Can I get my ExCPT if I already passed the PTCB  
I already have my PTCB and work in a retial pharmacy at the moment. I've decided I want to go to a hospital now instead. I've been reading some applications, …

Can I recertify if I let my PTCB certification lapse 
I was a certified Pharmacy technician for 4 years and I had left my job to take care of my parents. Now, I let my certification lapse and I need to know …

Are Wal Mart pharmacy techs getting a raise 
Wal-Mart employs tons of Pharmacy Techs in the U.S. and recently announced pay increases for all entry level associates in April '15 to at least $9.00/hr. …

Can I work as a Pharmacy Tech before getting certified 
I'll finish with tech school at the end of the semester (May), and will receive my pharmacy technician certificate, and medical terminology certificate. …

On the job training 
I am currently doing on the job training at Walmart. I started 3 months ago, and since I found this site a few weeks ago I am learning more efficiently. …

Taking the PTCB 
Has anyone out there taken the PTCB recently? If so, what do we need to concentrate on more: math, flow rates, law?? Are there really any questions about …

Will I pass the PTCB?  
I've taken 4 of the 5 tries so far for the Master Exam. I've gotten scores from 82%-92%. Do you think I have a good chance of passing the real Pharm Tech …

Best book to study for the PTCB? 
I am entering an externship in Jan, and will finish the following March. What is the best book to use for studying for the PTCB test? I've heard good …

Am I ready to take the real Pharm Tech Test? 
I took the 90 question master exam on this website and scored 76%. Do you think I'm ready to take the real exam?

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how hard is the PTCB test? 
how hard is the pharmacy tech certification test? What are the requirements to qualify to take it?

PTCB practice question 
Salicylic acid 2% Hydrocortisone 1.5% LCD 0.4% Cetaphil q.s. ad 120gm How much of each ingredient do you use to make this compound?

pharmacy technician needs to calculate temperature conversions 
Why would a pharmacy technician need to calculate temperature conversions? What kind of examples can help explain the necessity for converting C and …

Prescription Retail Cost 
Calculate the cost of a compounded prescription if it takes 6 capsules to prepare four ounces of the formulation and the pricing formula is AWP plus 100% …

Conversion Related Question 
Hi, can anyone help me solve this problem? " How many milligrams of medication are in 1 tbsp of Trimox that contains 250mg/5mL? Thank you in advance.

PTCB master exam question 
Can I print the score report page up to study from ?

About the top 200 drug list 
Does this mean there are 100 Brand Name drugs and 100 Generic Names for them, or does it mean there are 200 Brand Name drugs and 200 Generic Names for …

Pharmacy Tech school  
I went to school at M.A.T.C technical college in Milwaukee for the Pharmacy Tech program and now wondering if my certificates are still good after five …

Do I REALLY have to know the top 200 drugs  
I've heard a lot of different things about the exam and just wanted a clear cut answer from this website**

Where can I find information about Billing and system usage?  
I am currently self studying for the test. And the books I've bought are pharmacology and math. I tried to find some information about billing and systems …

flow rate problems 
A patient receives an IV of 20,000 units of heparin in a 100mL bag over 45 minutes. If the set is calibrated to drop 15gtt/mL, what is the drops per minute …

How difficut is the PTCB ? 
If I scored an 42 out of 50 or (84% out of 100) on your practice test is there a good chance that I will pass the real certification exam?

Pearson Online Practice Exam  
I just took the online practice exam from the Pearson website (the one that cost $29). I passed it with a 76, although I did find it difficult. It asked …

Career step 
I am thinking about enrolling in a pharmacy tech program through career step. Anybody have any opinions on this program?

Warfarin drug-drug interaction 
Which one of the following items listed is not likely to interact with Warfarin? A. Aspirin B. Vitamin K C. Grapefruit juice D. Broccoli Which one …

Additional cost for retaking the PTCB test? 
You know how, for the PTCB exam, you have to pay $129 initially for your first test. Well, let's say I failed on the first try, do I have to pay again …

Reaching out for PTCB study help  
Alright, so here's is the deal. I'm taking an online pharmacy tech certification course, and long story short, the course was a COMPLETE rip-off, and I …

Has anyone taken the new PTCB exam? 
I read on the PTCB website that anyone applying for certification after Nov 1, 2013 would be taking the new version. Anyone taken it yet? What's it like? …

new PTCB scoring update 
I have question. about the new ptcb scoring, recently they change score, before 300 to 900 passing rate was 650. now 1000 to 1600 passing rate is 1400. …

New PTCB test  
Do you have the practice exams for the new PTCB Test ? The one they've change it to November 2013 ? Is it different from the old exam? Reply …

Pharm Tech State License vs National Certification 
Once you've passed the PTCB and become a certified pharmacy tech, do you have to maintain both state and national licenses and pay the renewal fee upon …

Medpreps Review ? 
The date is fast approaching, getting closer to when I'm scheduled to take my PTCB. So far, I've taken all the free ptcb practice tests I can find. But, …

Walgreens Pharmacy Tech 
I'm studying for the PTCB, and hope to find a job shortly after getting certified. One of my friends suggested that there's some kind of Walgreens Pharmacy …

Calculator during the PTCB test 
Question about taking the pharmacy tech test; Should I bring my own calculator for the exam? Or, will one be provided by the Pearson-vue testing center? …

Expiration Dating of Unit Dose Repackaged Drugs 
Use the 1/4 method to determine the expiration date of a medication repackaged on: March 10, 2013. The stock bottle expiration date is 3/2016. Please …

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What to study for the PTCB exam 
I have scheduled the PTCB test for next month. In your opinion, what is the most important thing to study for the test? Reply: by Jerry If you're …

Pharmacy Technician Continuing Education Credits 
For those of you that have passed the PTCE (or soon to pass) there are many ways to get those 20 contact hours of C.E.U. within the 2 years from when you're …

Top 200 Drug list 
Does anyone know if you need to know the top 200 drug list , or every drug of every class? Because right now I'm not too sure if I should just study …

Prescription refill question 
Carisoprodol is a muscle relaxant commonly used to relax muscles and relieve pain. In the US, how many refills could be included on an prescription order …

Measurement Conversion Factors 
What is the best way to memorize common conversion factors? such as 1 kg=2.2lb; 16oz=1 lb; 1tsp=5ml etc.. Which ones are the most commonly used in …

Laws Regulating Internet Mail-Order Drugs 
Does anybody know what the laws are concerning mail-order drugs from the internet without a prescription? Sometimes they come from other countries and …

What is the best book to study for the PTCB? 
I'd really like to know what study material did those who passed the PTCB exam use. I have some book named concise review for the PTCB Exam and it helps …

How do I enroll for the pharm tech test? 
Where do I register and pay for the Pharmacy Tech Exam? Also, when I pay for the PTCB exam, how long do I have to wait to take it?

Drug Name Suffixes 
Angoitensin Converting Enzyme inhibitors are commonly prescribed for hypertension. The generic names designated for ACE inhibitors usually end in …

How many PTCE questions are allowed incorrect to pass the exam? 
On the PTCB Exam - there are 10 questions that do not count towards the scoring of the test. So, out of the 90 questions, how many can I get wrong and …

sales tax reverse calculation 
how much tax was charged on a sale if the total was $64.45 and the sales tax was 3.5%?

Drug compounding 
To prepare 50ml of a 1:150 solution from a 4% stock solution, how many ml of the stock solution will be used? And, how many mls of the solvent will be …

Lollipop calculation 
prescription calls for lollipops with 5% active ingredient per lollipop. How much active ingredient would be needed to make the following lollipop recipe …

Studying for the PTCB 
I have a hard time remembering the top 200 drugs, unless I am taking the medication. I have tried flash cards & repetitive writing, but neither has worked. …

Taking time off from pharmacy tech job 
I worked as a pharmacy tech for about 2 years after graduation. I have since decided to stay at home with a 5 and 1 year old for a few years while they …

Experience and College Credits 
I've been playing around with the idea of going back to school and was curious if my four years of being a pharmacy technician would give me some credits …

The IV certification 
When you take the PTCB exam is the IV portion included in the exam or is that a separate certification altogether?

PTCB TEST REVIEW 
I can tell you this. My test had Math, Law, Drug, Procedures and many other questions on it. By far I feel like the Law and Math were most prominent. …

PTCB TEST REVIEW 
I can tell you this. My test had Math, Law, Drug, Procedures and many other questions on it. By far I feel like the Law and Math were most prominent. …

Generic and brand names of the top 200 drugs 
Was just wondering: if we should know both the branded and generic names of the top 200 drugs?

Pharmacy Tech Exam 
I just took the PTCE exam for the first time, I failed. I studied all the math pediatric doses alligators laws and regulations and there was no math questions …

Working LTC and retail pharmacy.  
I already work LTC. I'm just curious about retail because my second job is with retail pharm. I have never worked retail before and I am just curious what …

Working LTC vs retail pharmacy.  
I already work LTC. I'm just curious about retail because my second job is with retail pharm. I have never worked retail before and I am just curious what …

how many math questions are on the PTCB? 
Are there lots of math questions on the PTCB test? What questions are to be expected?

ptcb test 
I failed PTCB 3 times, I study so hard I almost perfect all my reviewer test but when I take PTCB most of the question is not on my reviewer. Please advise …

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percentage ratio math problems 
I keep getting stuck on problems that have the given % strength in a given volume. They then ask how many mg of active ingredient is in a desired dose. …

ExCPT test book? 
I took the ExCPT and failed. There are many questions that I never saw in my book before. Can you give me a suggestion which book should I buy to study …

PTCB study guide 
Can someone please help me? I'm trying to complete my study guide to the PTCE new blue print, what is the Selection and use of equipment and supplies? …

PTCB Exam 
i will be taking the PTCB Exam. it's great news to hear those of you that passed the test. Do you mind referring me to some study guide/notes, or great …

PTCB study topics 
I'm self-studying for the PTCB and am confused as to what the last domain is asking for. Information system usage and application domain Can someone …

Unused pharmacy tech license 
I have a state pharmacy technician license, but I have not been able to find employment for the last 46 months. Am I still consider a pharmacy tech if …

PTCE scoring and tips? 
I've read that different questions are scored differently on the PTCB. My question is which questions are worth more points and which are worth the least? …

Has anyone taken the ExCPT exam yet? 
I'm getting ready to take my exam and I'm nervous as anything to take it. I was wondering if anyone had any advise on it. Thanks!

How many questions can you miss on the new PTCB exam and still pass 
I'm about to take the PTCE exam in a couple weeks. I heard that back in 2013 the exam got updated and the blueprint changed, including the score scale. …

How much of PTCB is procedure based? 
Hi everyone, I am registered to take my PTCB exam on Friday, and am wondering how much the new 2014 version would really focus on the procedures of how …

Studying for the PTCB 
In order of priority, what is the most important vs. the least important subjects to study and pass the PTCB from the Mosby book? Reply: by Jerry …

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