Pharmacy Tech Certification practice test

February 8, 2017
PTCB Smart Test Prep 2015

Free Pharmacy Technician practice questions. The BONUS Quizzes are in addition to the free practice exams and are formatted similar to the PTCB exam as a 4 answer multiple choice format with random subjects throughout the test.


In a professional pharmacy setting, which agency regulates the majority of pharmacy technician activities and practices ?

A. Food and Drug Administration

B. State Board Of Pharmacy

C. Drug Enforcement Agency

D. Pharmacy Technician Certification Board


If a Tadalafil 10mg/tab has a typical half life of 17.5 hours, how long will it take until the blood concentration of this dosage falls to 25% of its initial strength ?

A. 70 Hours

B. 52.5 Hours

C. 35 Hours

D. 17.5 Hours


Which route of administration will give the highest blood concentration level in the shortest time.

A. Sub-Lingual

B. Transdermal Patch

C. Vaporizer

D. Intravenous


Which of the following would a patient be prescribed an albuterol Inhaler for ?

A. Hypertension

B. Asthma

C. Smoking Cessation

D. Post Myocardial Infarction


In a retail pharmacy setting, who may counsel a customer who has questions about a vaccine they are considering ?

A. Licensed pharmacy technician

B. Licensed pharmacist

C. Pharmacy cashier

D. Both A and B


A patient suffering severe pain is prescribed Vicodin® which contains 10mg of Hydrocodone and 660mg of APAP. The script reads:

Vicodin® HP

How many Grams of Hydrocodone will the be in this order ?

A. .004

B. .040

C. .400

D. 4.00


You are filling prescriptions at a retail pharmacy. A script is presented for Lopressor® 100mg QD X30D DAW. Your pharmacy is currently out of Lopressor®. Which of the following may the pharmacist substitute in its place to fill the order.

A. Toprol®

B. Generic Metoprolol

C. Propranolol

D. None of the above


Which of the following drugs is exempt from the locking cap requirements found in the PPPA ?

A. Nitrostat® 0.4mg

B. Chantix® 0.5mg

C. Oxycontin® 20mg

D. Naproxen® 250mg


If 3 grams of active ingredient are needed to make 1 pint of a suspension, how much active ingredients is needed to make 1 gallon of the suspension ?

A. 50 grams

B. 18 grams

C. 24 grams

D. 30 grams


Which of the following routes of administration is not parenteral.






A new customer at your retail pharmacy has brought in a script for:
Percocet® 2.5mg 1-2 tab Q4°. Which of the following information is NOT required on the patients packaging label.

A. Prescription number

B. Patients name

C. Filling pharmacists name

D. Prescribing doctors DEA number


Given the name Accupril®(Quinapril), this drug is likely a:

A. ACE inhibitor


C. Beta blocker

D. Anti-diabetic


A script is faxed over from Dr. Bryant
which contains the sig:
1ml Neomycin Sulphate 0.5% 1-2gtt OU QID
Which of the following conditions is this order most likely to treat ?

A. Urinary tract infection

B. Labyrinthitis (inner ear infection)

C. Conjunctivitis (pink eye)

D. Allergic rhinitis


When a community pharmacy orders stock from a new wholesaler, which drugs must be ordered

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