Official PTCB Practice Tools

PTCB offers two unique ways for CPhT candidates to prepare for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam® (PTCE®)—the PTCE Practice Bank®  and the Pre-PTCE® . For those interested in the Pre-PTCE, we recommend that candidates first study using the Practice Bank and then take the Pre-PTCE as a final check of readiness before attempting the PTCE. To purchase PTCB’s Practice Tools, log into your PTCB Account.


Save $10 by bundling your Pre-PTCE and CPhT application purchases!
The discount is applied automatically when both the Pre-PTCE and CPhT applications are added to your PTCB Account cart.  

PTCE Practice Bank

The PTCE Practice Bank is a powerful study tool that gives candidates a highly flexible way to prepare for the PTCE. It contains hundreds of PTCE questions that have been used in the actual PTCE and allows users to create and take their own “tests” (groups of questions based on PTCE domain and level of difficulty). Want to focus on calculations? This platform allows users the flexibility to focus on just one area or to simulate the entire range of PTCE content.

  • $39 per candidate
  • 300+ retired PTCE questions
  • Candidate-built tests can be any length and timed or untimed
  • Unlimited number of tests for each candidate
  • Dashboard provides candidates feedback to motivate and guide them

Are you an employer or an educator? Purchase the PTCE Practice Bank for students in bulk at a discount, assign specific tests to students, and view reports showing students’ performance. 

The Pre-PTCE

The Pre-PTCE is PTCB’s official practice exam, designed to assess readiness and to familiarize candidates with the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE). It is built to the content outline of the PTCE that launched in January 2020.

Unlike practice exams from other providers, the Pre-PTCE contains questions formerly used on the PTCE and simulates the same look, feel, and functionality as the actual PTCE experience. This allows you to become familiar with the real exam experience before test day.​ The Pre-PTCE is also unique in that it provides explanations for the answers after the candidate submits responses but before receiving a score.

  • $29 per exam
  • Same look, feel, and functionality as the actual PTCE
  • Score report with pass/fail result
  • Domain-level feedback to indicate areas of strength and weakness
  • Employers and educators receive a discounted rate of $19 per exam

Because there is one form of the Pre-PTCE, taking it multiple times is not advised. PTCB recommends that candidates who anticipate needing more practice first purchase and use the PTCE Practice Bank. The Pre-PTCE is intended as a final check of readiness after studying. 

Have more questions? Review our Practice Tools FAQs.

Purchase PTCB’s Practice Tools by logging into your PTCB Account.