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Free Study Guides for the

PTCB® Exam

So many topics, so little time! We know you’re probably wondering just what you really need to know to pass the PTCB Exam. Well, you’re in the right place to find out! Our free study guides for the PTCB Exam lay it all out for you so you can maximize your study time and get on with the business of being a certified pharmacy technician.

Table of Contents

Sections of the PTCB® Exam

Federal Requirements

Questions about this concept area of pharmacy occupy about 12.5% of the PTCB® Exam. They center on the legal aspects of pharmacy work. You will need to be fluent in all types of federal requirements for pharmacy operation, including DEA and FDA laws. Federal requirements for handling, disposal, and storage of pharmaceutical components are also covered.

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The questions pertaining to this section of content on the PTCB® Exam make up about 40% of the test. They are all related to pharmaceuticals, their characteristics and classifications, possible drug interactions, storage, and similar topics. You will also need to be able to calculate dosages, differentiate between generic and brand names, and determine product stability.

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Order Entry and Processing

Calculations are involved in answering many of these questions, as they cover the entire process of prescription management and make up about 21% of the PTCB® certification test. Some of the additional topics covered are codes, terminology and its representation, and labeling requirements.

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Patient Safety and Quality Assurance

These questions, making up about 26% of the PTCB® Exam, deal with everything related to patient safety and providing quality service and products to customers. Avoidance of errors, communication with customers, and hygiene issues are just a few of the topics covered.

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