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Updated 1 day ago

Question regarding to PTCB exam - 98 Replies

[QUOTE who="Cindy in Anaheim, California"]JACKIE, the exam is semi-hard, a lot of calculations/ " inventory control " area questions. Yes you can get...


Updated 1 day ago

"Why becoming a certified pharmacy technician is not worth your time" - 198 Replies

Any degree w/the phrase "technician" has become on site training nearly everywhere. I am seeing many "pharmacy tech" jobs specifically stating...


Updated 2 days ago

"PTCB test is easy to pass once you have the right book" - 1451 Replies

Hi urus!! or anyone who has the study material/guide. i would really appreciate if you send it to my email. Please. thank you!!! helenasantiana23@g...


Updated 3 days ago

externship - 89 Replies

Do you get paid during 160 hour externship at cvs?

Pharmacytech trying to get a chance

Updated 3 days ago

Ready to give up - 4 Replies

[QUOTE who="ReadyToGiveUp in Sacramento, California"]Hi guys. I am a state licensed pharmacy technician and I cannot find a job to save my life. I...


Updated 7 days ago

Could a person become a pharmacy tech just by taking the test and passing? - 27 Replies

Hi everyone: could any one help me in the requirements to be eligible for PTCB exam in the state of California??

Aidan Jones

Updated 7 days ago


hi, may i please ask the name, address, and phone number to where u took the training?


Updated 8 days ago

How Do You Renew an Expired Pharm Tech License?? - 28 Replies

I am not certified, just registered, and my license expired last December. Am I able to just do my CE;s and get my license renewed?


Updated 11 days ago

PTCB EXAM RESULTS...along with a question - 1140 Replies

Can someone help me out with some information to pass the PTCB my email is

David Tracy

Updated 17 days ago

GIVE ME A FREAKING BREAK!!!!!!!! - 27 Replies

[QUOTE who="daddaddad in Bay Area, California"]Even some retail pharmacies are requiring people to have experience in the field! How are we suppose...


Updated 1 month ago

I hate my new pharmacy tech job! How can I cope with it since I cant afford to quit? - 16 Replies

I don't know if anyone will see this since it has been a while since last post, but I wanted to comment anyway. I have been in the pharmacy filed...


Updated 1 month ago

what kind of questions appear in PTCB? - 16 Replies

Is there a way I can contact you ? I will be attending school soon


Is it possible to go straight into a hosptial Pharmacy Tech role?

So I am studying (on my own) for the certified Pharmacy tech exam and am aiming to take it soon. Assuming I pass I would then like to work as a Pharm...


Updated 1 month ago

Pharmacy Tech hourly wage?? READ PLEASE - 7 Replies

I am thinking of getting my pharmacy technician certification from Career Step...I have been an Occupational Therapy Assistant for 12+ years and can...


Updated 1 month ago

Boston Reed Pharmcay Tech Class?? - 126 Replies

[QUOTE who="Bruce in San Francisco, California"]Boston Reed is crap and has bad rep. They pump out techs so fast and their course is not very...


Updated 1 month ago

How does tech get IV certified? - 187 Replies

[QUOTE who="Amee Walls in Fayetteville, North Carolina"]I am very interested in a course like this. I am nationally certified but have only worked...


Updated 2 months ago

Who all is using Penn Foster as their school of choice? - 243 Replies

has anybody in michigan did the high school diploma program??? If so what community college did you attend??


Updated 2 months ago

Bad Pharmacy Tech Schools - 216 Replies

Has anyone from Spokane taken the Pharmacy Tech course at Carrington. Trying to decide between Spokane Community College and Carrington?????????


Updated 2 months ago

Not Sure How to Prepare for the PTCE, or What Books to Use? Read This! ^_^ - 11 Replies

[QUOTE who="ptcbeasy in San Francsico, California"]Hello,If you are struggling passing the PTCB exam or scared need that extra assurance, you are not...

Alice koala mama collins

Updated 2 months ago

RITE-AID - 114 Replies

[QUOTE who="NEW HIRE (ohhh joy)! in Wallingford, Pennsylvania"]I'm sorry, this doesn't really ADD to the conversation but I just started at Rie Aid...


Updated 3 months ago


If I work in pharmacy at Walmart Tennessee do I have to have high school diploma or ged to take the ptcb test?


Updated 3 months ago

I'm a new tech at Walmart pharmacy, i'm still confused on using the Connexus system such as billing problems and insurance info - 320 Replies

[QUOTE who="Paul in Downey, California"]Two days ago, Downey, I live in Downey and work at the Walmart in Santa Fe Springs. I've been there about a...

Don't DO it

Updated 3 months ago

retail vs. long term care vs. hospital - 1 Reply

I'm currently in retail and I can tell you that it is 100% not worth it. They give you the spiel of how you can move up and all that but it takes...


Updated 3 months ago

CVS Dress code? Pay and other - 25 Replies

I have a question. I went for a interview with CVS on Monday April 3rd. I was told I got the job at a new CVS that will be opening up in May. I also...


Updated 3 months ago

Best places to work for? - 225 Replies

Personally, I like working for independent pharmacies. They have always treated me way better than chains. The one I started at became almost like a...


Pay Raises for Hospital Pharmacy Technicians?

Greetings Everyone! While doing a little research on the differences in pay between hospital and retail pharmacy technicians, I came across a post...


Updated 3 months ago

WA state approved pharm tech??? - 5 Replies

Hi I'm a foreign pharmacist and scheduled to take my ptce exam to work as pharm tech here in Wa,however i need the 520 hrs training would it be...

Stephen Bollinger

Updated 3 months ago

Is there a trick to remember the abbreviations for routes of administration/dosage forms? - 9 Replies

[QUOTE who="Stephen Bollinger in Vermillion, South Dakota"]Latin Translations: Auris Dexter (AD): Right ear Auris Sinister (AS): Left ear Aures...


Transferring to Washington State and needing a state license?

I am a new resident to Washington State who is transferring in from Texas. I have my National Cert. and my State certs from Texas, and Georgia. I've...


Future pharmacy technicians check out my website!

Hello to all future pharmacy techs my name is Anthony and I just launched my own website for pharmacy techs to study on it's called...

Super nervous

Updated 4 months ago

for people who took the ExCPT - 5 Replies

If you took the was it? I've order the national pharmacy technician training program book. I've read all the chapters and have done...

Super nervous

Updated 4 months ago

Did you take your PTCE Exam? Please come here and help others.... - 940 Replies

Greetings, If you taken your PTCE Exam, it would be of great help to everyone to know what you seen (if you can remember) on your exam. If you...

J7MickiesMom in Charleston, South Carolina

Updated 4 months ago

hospital pharmacy tech - 1 Reply

Hello everyone, I have been offered a definite job as a patient access rep at a local hospital. However, I also shadowed in a hospital pharmacy...

RonaldE in Florida

Struggling to pass Pharmacy Tech certificate

My son was Valedictorian of his high school class and has a 3.6 gpa in biology bachelors with 2 classes to graduate. Last summer he took a college...

Wyatt Lanche CPhT, RPhT, CAmT in Virginia Beach, Virginia

Updated 4 months ago

CVS Pharmacy Technician Questions - 1 Reply

Hello all! I've been working at CVS Pharmacy for a couple of months now, and still have ways to go on perfecting my job. So the other day, a patient...

Brandie in Georgetown, South Carolina

Updated 4 months ago

Pharmacy Tech online school - 532 Replies

Hi, I am interested in becoming a Pharmacy Tech and would like to study online. Could anybody please recommend a good school, I don't want to...

annie in Christiansburg, Virginia

Updated 4 months ago


I need help with some math calculations, i think the percentages and ratios throw me off. Can you please help me set-up the problem or tell me which...

Kickedout in Monterey Park, California

Updated 5 months ago

"Why you don't want to start off your pharmacy technican experience at CVS/Pharmacy" - 91 Replies

Personally, I have never read a post regarding working at CVS/Pharmacy as a positive experience. In my opinion the majority of pharmacy technicians...

Sara Martinez in Gardena, California

Updated 5 months ago

American College of Healthcare- on pierce St in Riverside CA - 13 Replies

This school is a BIG joke! I enrolled back in October, Never had a lab to practice, moved 3x in six months, recieved 2 books two days before my last...

Wyatt Lanche CPhT, RPhT in Virginia Beach, Virginia

Updated 5 months ago

Solution dilution - 2 Replies

You need to start a patient on 5% dextrose. You have 50%dextrose and your patient has a 1l IV running for 12hrs at 8ml/hr. How much dextrose 50%...

Barb24 in Wheaton, Illinois

Updated 5 months ago

How to get a Pharmacy technician job with no previous retail or hospital experience? - 338 Replies

Been turned down for 4 years as a Certified Pharmacy Technician. Went to school got certified and registered. The problem, I have No experience. So...

Vijay in Moline, Illinois

Pharmacy Technician Course Material

Hi, I am located in Johnston, Iowa and looking for some good course material for Pharmacy Technician. Please suggest where can i get this course...

Lisa in San Ramon, California

renewing license after 5 years in California

Has anyone in California allowed their license to lapse? I was a pharmacy tech and worked for only 5 weeks at CVS before a major life event that...

Chiquita in Belvidere, Illinois

Updated 6 months ago

pharm tech license - 62 Replies

Is it mandatory to get a pharmacy technician LICENSE before even applying for a pharmacy technician job? And if so, how do you get one? And then what...

Seq Escobar in Los Angeles, California

Updated 6 months ago

the worse place to work as a Pharmacy Technician - 489 Replies

CVS hands down!!!! -the pay sucks -understaffed -no breaks -no lunches

london forces in Allen, Texas

Updated 6 months ago

The *ONE* thing they can't teach you in Pharmacy Tech school... - 11 Replies

Third-Party Billing is the most difficult task retail pharmacy technicians will face once they are in the field. Due to patient privacy issues, the...

Tierra Henry in Houston, Texas

Updated 6 months ago

Can I just learn the top 200 drugs for PTCB exam? - 84 Replies

I am preparing for PTCB exam, and I find it is very difficult to memorize all the drugs from the book. It is like 70 drugs for every chapter, and...

Alisha Blake in Bakersfield, California

Updated 6 months ago

Is Pharmacy Tech a good career - 1 Reply

Currently work in the health care field making $1500 a week. The grocery store down the road has an opening for a pharmacy tech. I considered...

No longer waiting in Sacramento, California

Updated 6 months ago

waiting period for pharm tech license in california? - 140 Replies

does anyone know the waiting period for pharm tech in california? it's been 2 months and i haven't receive my license or see me registered on the...

DD in Katy, Texas

Updated 7 months ago

Applying at Pharmacy in person - 4 Replies

Hi :) so ok I just passed my certification two months ago and I been through 6 months of training at a vocational school plus an internship at a...

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