Visual Pharmacy Technician Study Guide

Pharmacy technician self-study is made easy with Picmonic’s visual learning platform. Explore pharmacy technician topics for CPhT, ExCPT or PTCE along with a variety of study resources to help you through school or ace your certification exams.

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Certified Pharmacy Technician Exam Prep

Picmonic revolutionizes pharmacy technician study. Master key topics for the ExCPT or PTCE with engaging visuals, practice questions, and powerful learning tools. Graduate and launch your healthcare career with confidence!

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830+ Need-to-Know Certified Pharmacy Technician Concepts. Over 6,000 facts, organized by courses and body systems. Everything you need to know to succeed in your Certified Pharmacy Technician program, presented as entertaining & engaging mnemonic flashcards.

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Picmonic for Certified Pharmacy Technician FAQs

What does Picmonic offer students in Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) programs?

If you are an aspiring Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT), a student in a CPhT program, preparing for Pharmacy Tech certification exams, or need a refresher as a working professional in a clinical setting, Picmonic’s online learning system helps students learn difficult to remember facts and concepts more easily, making study time more efficient and effective than flashcards!

I’m a Certified Pharmacy Technician student. Do I need Picmonic?

Whether you are studying Anatomy, Dosage & Calculations, Medical Terminology, Pharmacology, Physiology, or Professional standards, Picmonic’s picture mnemonics provide an affordable way to study more effectively, reduce stress and master the information you need to know from day 1 of your CPhT program. Get started as early as possible to get the most benefit from Picmonic’s visual study tool over the long term, from classes to the CPhT Certification Exam (PCTB exam).

Will Picmonic help me pass the CPhT Certification Exam (ExCPT/PTCB exam)?

Absolutely! If there are concepts you are struggling to remember as you complete your Pharm Technician Certification Exam (PTCE). Picmonic’s research-proven picture mnemonic visual learning approach will make those tough facts stick.

How does Picmonic help with CPhT practice tests?

As you work through CPhT practice questions, Picmonic can help you review CPhT terminology, concepts and topics you may be struggling with, or having a hard time remembering. When you get a Pharm Tech certification exam (PTCE) practice test question wrong, look for the Picmonic that can help you review the topic so that you get the question right on exam day.

Can Picmonic for Pharmacy Technician help after I pass the CPhT certification exam (ExCPT/PTCE)?

Yes, the topics included in Picmonic for Pharmacy Technician cover the basic material any CPhT needs to know and can be a great refresher at any time.

As a Certified Pharmacy Technician, can I use Picmonic?

It’s never too late to get started with Picmonic. If there are facts and terminology you are struggling to remember when you’re on the job, or need a refresher while working in a clinical setting, Picmonic can help make sure the information sticks long term.

What is the difference between Picmonic for Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) vs Medical Lab Technician (MLT)?

The content in each product is different. The list of study topics is based on the curriculum differences between programs.

The topics included in our Picmonic for Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) product are: Anatomy, Dosage and Calculations, Medical Terminology, Pharmacology, Physiology, and Professional Standards.

The topics included in our Medical Lab Technician (MLT) product are: Anatomy, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Immunohematology, Immunology, Intro to Hematology and Hemostasis, and Physiology.

What is the difference between Picmonic for Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) vs. Medical Assistant (MA)?

The content in each product is different. The list of study topics is based on the curriculum differences between programs.

The topics included in our Picmonic for Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) product are: Anatomy, Dosage and Calculations, Medical Terminology, Pharmacology, Physiology, and Professional Standards.

The topics included in our MA product are: Anatomy, Introduction to Medical Assisting, Medical Terminology, Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Professional Standards for Medical Assistants, Psychology.

Can I study to be a Pharmacy Technician online?

Yes! There are many Certified Pharm Tech programs available and some are available for online enrollment. A few examples:

What is the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board?

The Pharmacy Technician Certificate Board (PTCB) offers credentials pharmacists trust. Through this certificate, technicians are able to indicate their knowledge and responsibility in medication safety as well as their ability to maintain consistent high quality care in the pharmacy.

Pharmacy Technician License vs Certification – which should I choose?

When choosing a Pharmacy Technician License or Certificate you would need to look into state regulations as some states require pharmacy technicians to have a license while others don’t. The Pharmacy Technician Certificate would meet the non-governmental agencies’ requirements while the Pharmacy Technician License would meet the state’s requirement to work in a pharmacy.

How do I get a Pharmacy Technician Certification?

To get a Pharmacy Technician Certificate you must complete your high school diploma or GED. Afterwards, you must also graduate from a pharmacy Technician program. Last, students must take the Pharmacy Technician Certificate Exam (PTCE) and earn a passing grade to receive their Pharmacy Technician Certificate.

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What Pharmacy Technician Students Say About Picmonic

Students use Picmonic from the start of their first year all the way to their residency years. It’s a great investment throughout pharmacy school.


Picmonic has definitely upgraded my study sessions. After reading my book and going over notes Picmonic helps to bring it all together in ways I never thought!

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I love Picmonic. I have always been a visual learner and these cartoons help me so much. I easily bring the image to mind when being tested on material.

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Picmonic is a lifesaver.

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I was skeptical of paying for a study site but, after the first week of using Picmonic, I was telling everyone about how much I have learned and remembered!

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Picmonic has made learning so much fun! I have improved so much in college because of this program.

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Picmonic took down the stress level of learning new topics and re-learning information that I had already been familiar with. I felt much less overwhelmed with all of the material I was expected to know as an NP student.

I have the ability to use Picmonic whenever I have time and I can recall much more when it is test time. The price was steep for me, but since I took the plunge, I really do not regret it.

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I am a very visual learner and I can’t tell you how many times this helped me while taking a test. The review questions at the end of each little video helped seal the information. Also, none of the videos are so long that you get lost.

If you remember things better by association then watching these videos will help! Thank you Picmonic for helping me get through!

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