WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) has released two new Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination (PTCE) practice tools: the updated Official PTCB® Practice Exam; and the Official PTCB® Calculations Practice Questions app, a math practice tool PTCB is offering for the first time.
Updated Official PTCB Practice Exam
The updated Official PTCB® Practice Exam is the only practice test authorized by PTCB. Designed with the look and feel of the PTCE, it provides an experience much like taking the actual exam. PTCB developed the updated practice exam according to industry best practices. It was written and reviewed by subject matter experts, piloted by real test takers, and built according to the same content specifications as the PTCE. Like the PTCE, the practice exam contains 90 questions and has a 110-minute time limit. After completing the practice exam, test takers can log in to view their results, including correct and incorrect answers, with explanations for each. They are allowed 24 hours of post-exam review time within their 90-day exam delivery window. The Practice Exam price is $29, with bulk discounts offered to pharmacy technician educators and employers who participate in PTCB's Advocate Program.
Official PTCB® Calculations Practice Questions App
The first Official PTCB® Calculations Practice Questions app is now available for iOS and Android devices. Released September 27, 2016, the app features 90 questions that have appeared on the actual PTCE and represent calculations commonly performed by pharmacy technicians. To provide the best preparation experience, questions were selected from previous live PTCE exam questions that reflect a variety of calculation types, strong item performance, and a style similar to the current PTCE. Although the exact questions are no longer on the actual PTCE, these questions will help users develop a feel for the calculations they will encounter on the real PTCE, and strengthen their math skills. Test takers can take advantage of step-by-step explanations provided at the end of the practice questions to further enhance their studying.
Visit ptcb.org/practice for information about Official PTCB Practice Tools.
The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) is the leading certifying body for pharmacy technicians in the United States. The organization has granted more than half a million certifications since its founding in 1995. PTCB was established by the American Pharmacists Association; American Society of Health-System Pharmacists; Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists; and Michigan Pharmacists Association; and joined in 2001 by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy. PTCB advocates a single national standard for pharmacy technician certification that is recognized and supported by the pharmacy profession. PTCB's national Certification Program services more than 285,000 active CPhTs nationwide. PTCB's mission is to advance medication safety by certifying technicians who are qualified to support pharmacists and patient care teams in all practice settings. www.ptcb.org
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