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What is the CPhT exam?

PTCB Certification is accepted in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico. PTCB Certified Pharmacy Technicians (CPhTs) work across the US in a wide range of pharmacy practice settings. 

Regulations and requirements for certification, registration, and licensure vary by state and change on an undefined schedule. Technicians should be sure to contact the State Board of Pharmacy where they are seeking employment, and before they relocate to a different state, to learn about a state’s complete and current pharmacy regulations.

The PTCB Certification is examination is required to be a certified as a pharmacy technician. The PTCE is a computer-based exam with 90 multiple-choice questions (80 scored questions and 10 unscored questions). Unscored questions are randomly placed throughout the exam and are not identified (from ptcb.org). 

Boston Public Library

All Massachusetts residents and students are eligible for a free e-card from the Boston Public Library. Click here to get more information and to sign up: https://www.bpl.org/ecard/

Clicking these links will bring you to the Boston Public Library online catalog. 

LearningExpress Library from the Boston Public Library

LearningExpress Library is an online program that you have access to using your BPL E-card. It includes test preparation materials and practice exams for K-12 subjects, high school equivalency, college and graduate admissions, military, U.S. citizenship, and professional licensing and certification exams. This includes Certified Pharmacy Technician Exam (CPhT), practices tests, and study guides. 

To find Certified Pharmacy Technician Exam (CPhT) review material: 

  • Click this link to access LearningExpress through BPL
  • Login using your BPL E-Card number and PIN
  • At the top of the page, click "Sign In/Register" and create a personal account
  • Once you have created a personal account and signed in, Search "pharmacy technician" in the search box in the middle of the page. 
  • From there you will be able explore all the Certified Pharmacy Technician Exam (CPhT) study material available.

If you have questions about using LearningExpress Library, please contact the Boston Public Library or click here to watch video tutorials.