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Certification Exam Resources

Rasmussen University Pharm Tech students may choose to take either the PTCE or ExCPT certification exam to became Certified Pharmacy Technicians (CPhT). Please use the links below to see information on exam content, registration, and eligibility.


The database Learning Express in the library has free practice exams for both the PTCE and ExCPT exams. To access them, first create an account in Learning Express using the link below.

Once you have an account and are signed in, hover over Centers at the top, then Career Preparation, and click Prepare for Allied Health and Social Workers Exams.

Then click the link for the practice exam you want to take. There are also links for other resources like eBooks, Flashcards, and Tutorials.

These books are available through the Rasmussen University online Library for you to view or check out and utilize in your preparations and studying for the PTCE. 

A new app for mobile devices, the PTCB Official Calculations Practice Questions App, is available for iOS and Android devices. The app features 90 calculation questions that have been asked on the actual PTCE and focuses on calculations commonly used by pharmacy technicians. In order to provide the best preparation experience, questions were selected from previous live PTCE exam questions based on a variety of calculation types, strong item performance, and similar style to the current PTCE.

Although the exact practice calculations questions are no longer on the actual PTCE, this app will help users develop a feel for the types of calculations they will encounter when they take 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 study routine.

This official PTCB Math app has a cost of $14.99 and can be found in the Apple and Google Play stores.