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CHALLENGES PHARMACY TECHNICIAN STUDENTS FACE PREPARING FOR AND PASSING THE PTCE® AND ExCPT®

Nearly 50% of students fail the certification exam
  1. Underestimate the difficulty – Many students think if they scored well in their classes, they will easily pass the certification exam.  This overconfidence prevents students from allocating the necessary time and resources to pass.

  2. Don’t know how to study for high-stakes certification exams – Test-prep has highly-benefited from the field of learning science.  There are new scientific methodologies that turn average test-takers into high-performers. Many fail to identify their strengths and weaknesses by the exam categories early in their study plan and spend time on areas that won’t have the greatest impact.

  3. Don’t use the right study materials – Many students will just use basic study materials that don’t provide rich answer explanations, give insight into correct & incorrect answers, or create succinct and memorable “bottom lines” that make it easy to remember the key information to getting the question right.  When incorporating this practice with high focus on weak areas, it can have a dramatic impact on a student’s ability to succeed.
25 %
Pass rate for PTCB®* Certification
It's Our Mission To Help You Pass The PTCB® Exam The First Time!

See How TrueLearn Prepares you for Success

Immersive Study Aid that Combines Practice Questions, Answer Explanations, & Learning Science!
TAKE PRACTICE QUESTIONS

Start with a 100-question practice quiz from questions that align to the PTCE® and ExCPT® blueprints. Review TrueLearn’s rich answer explanations and succinct bottom lines.

IDENTIFY STRENGTH & WEAKNESSES

Track your performance. Quickly see your category performance broken down by blueprint categories. Compare results to peers. Know exactly where to focus your study time.

LEVERAGE
COGNITION SCIENCE

We proactively text you succinct and memorable “Bottom Line” explanations at deliberately spaced time intervals proven to improve knowledge retention.

OUTPERFORM
ON TEST DAY

Know you will succeed. TrueLearn’s scientifically proven SmartBanks achieve an Avg. of 20% improvement with an overall 96% Pass Rate. First-Time Pass Guarantee

Effective Immersive Experience that is Backed by Science

We shift the burden of studying best practices from the student to our Software!

There are three key principles of learning science we embed into our Pharmacy Technician SmartBank for certification exams to give you an advantage.

1.   Retrieval Practice:  The finding that long-term memory is increased when some of the learning period is devoted to retrieving the to-be-remembered information through testing with proper feedback.

2.  Spaced Repetition:  A learning technique that incorporates increasing intervals of time between subsequent review of previously learned material in order to exploit the psychological spacing effect. 

3.  Testing Effect: The well-established psychological effect that the mere act of testing someone’s memory will strengthen the memory, regardless of whether there is feedback.  Learn More

400+ PRACTICE QUESTIONS THAT ALIGN TO
THE CERTIFICATION BLUEPRINTS

Relentless Drive For High-Quality Practice Questions For Pharmacy Technician Certification Exams

Certification Exam-style questions are prepared by Certified Pharmacy Technicians and educational leaders with specific expertise to ensure questions match the format of the exam for style and accuracy.

A proprietary psychometric algorithm ranks question quality, helping us identify items to revise and adjust. This guarantees students are working through questions that most effectively help prepare for the PTCE® and ExCPT® and ensure passing the first time.

THE GREATEST LEARNING OPPORTUNITY IS A MISSED QUESTION

Rich Answer Explanations Fundamentally
Improve Your Understanding

We make it easy to see what questions were missed, understand why incorrect answers were wrong, and why the correct answer was the best choice.  

Opt-in to receive SmartText with easy-to-digest information for answers marked incorrect to reinforce the content to long-term memory. 

We identify weak areas and use the learning science principle of spaced repetition to enhance memory of that subject by texting “Bottom Lines” at deliberately timed increments.

When Everything is Combined...
It's Extremely Effective!

The average TrueLearn user improves their percentile by up to 20% when completing a SmartBank.  We evaluated 3900 students across all exam banks controlling for multiple variables and found clear improvement trends for students engaging in retrieval practice by completing a Smartbank.

View the independent study by the American Journal of Surgery that validates our own internal findings.

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A Feature-Rich Test Prep Platform

 

Create custom quizzes to focus your study time on subjects or questions where you score low to have the biggest impact towards improving your score.

 

Board-style vignettes provide realistic scenarios where a series of questions tests both your understanding of the material and application of knowledge.

 

Realistic testing interfaces help reduce anxiety on test day.  You will know what to expect and be able to focus on the questions.

 

Rich answer explanations help you understand why answers were right or wrong.  Our Bottom-lines make understanding complex information easy.

 

Access from any device.  Take a quick quiz on your cell phone while on break.  Grab a coffee and your laptop or tablet for longer study sessions.

 

We identify your weak areas and use the learning science principle of space repetition to feed you information to bolster that area at deliberately timed increments through text messaging.

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*PTCE® and PTCB® are registered trademarks owned by Pharmacy Technician Certification Board, Inc. ExCPT® is a registered trademark owned by Midwest Pharmaceutical Consultants, LLC. TrueLearn is not affiliated with or endorsed by Pharmacy Technician Certification Board, Inc. or by Midwest Pharmaceutical Consultants, LLC.

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