Q: Which book do you recommend to study for the PTCB Exam?

A:  I recommed the book "Tech Lectures Review For The Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam" By: Joe Medina and "Reference Guide For The Pharmacy Technician Exam (Revised Edition)" By: Manan H. Shroff. I recommend these two books because these are the ones I've used to study for my exam. I know there are many books out there that are very good resources to prep for the exam but I can't recommend them if I have not studied from them, so I do suggest to keep searching for books that will best fit you and please read the books details and reviews. Also I would surf the web and just research practice exams and tutorials for that extra help and of course my site provides homework help. FYI: I heard the author Mike Johnston, CPhT - PTCB prep books are excellent!



Q: What will be on the PTCB Exam?

A: To start off here is a link provided by the PTCB, it explains what will the exam consist of.


Now I would say this math is a major part of the exam, math such as alligations, pediatric dosages, conversions, concentration & dilutions, DEA # verification, calculating day supply. Know your brand and generic drugs with their classification and treatments. Please click the link below to have an idea.


Also any tutorials provided in this site can help you prep for the exam as well!


Q: Is the PTCB Exam hard?

A: It all depends if you studied enough. Not many people can agree that the PTCB Exam is hard it just all depends on the individual study progress. If you hardly studied then I think the exam will be somewhat hard but if you studied enough then I think the exam will be a piece a cake. Not everyone gets the same actual exam questions but the questions do follow the same structure, content, and format given by the PTCB. So pretty much one tech might get an exam full of math questions and the other tech might get an exam full of drug questions. So not all exam's are the same but the level of content is the same.


Q: How much studying do you recommend for the PTCB Exam?

A: I advice everyone not to overwork your brain, if you feel like giving up take a break to refresh your mind but I recommend to study everyday at least Saturday and Sunday off (what best fits in your schedule), 2 hours alternating for example 1 hour in the morning and 1 hour in the afternoon (again depending on your schedule), for a total of 3 months. If you are a very busy person then try to study at least 3 times a week with 2 hours alternating as well, for a total of 5 months. I would say this if 3 or 5 months isnt enough for you please take more time to study, make sure you understand the math problems and understand what you are reading.


Q: Where can I get free CE credits?

A: Please click the link below.