Pharmacy Technician Test

A pharmacy technician test can be used during the recruitment process to assess candidates on the core skills and aptitudes required to be a successful pharmacy technician.


What is a pharmacy technician test?

A pharmacy technician test is used to assess candidates for a role as a pharmacy technician based on relevant job-related skills, knowledge and aptitude. The test is usually given as part of the pre-employment screening process, often following the initial paper sift.

Recruiting for a pharmacy technician can be a complicated process; with a number of similarly qualified applicants it can be difficult to assess which candidates have what it takes to be successful - with necessary skills like attention to detail, communication, teamwork and integrity high on the list.

Using a pharmacy technician test allows recruitment teams to have objective data on measurable skills as a tool to determine the best candidates to take forward in the application process, saving both time and money while improving hiring success.

About the Pharmacy Technician Test

Alongside the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB), which is the exam that all pharmacy technicians must take to be certified, there are certain other skills and aptitudes that need to be demonstrated by a candidate to ensure success.

This is especially needed when recruiting for apprentices who are taking an accredited pharmacy technician course to work towards the PTCB.

The pharmacy technician test is simple to administer to a large number of candidates, and through a link in an email sent to the applicant, it can be completed at home and in their own time.

The results are available immediately and give objective, quantifiable data that can be used to select the best applicants to take forward to the next stage, often interviews.

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Why should you use a pharmacy technician test for recruiting?

Whether you are recruiting for an apprentice-level position, or looking for an experienced pharmacy technician, posting a job can result in hundreds of applications.

With even the most detailed criteria in the application, after the initial review of CVs and cover letters there could be an unmanageably large candidate pool - which means spiralling costs and time in interviews, even if the process starts with telephone calls.

Inserting a pharmacy technician test into this process means that not only does the process become more automated, saving time, but it also gives unbiased results that demonstrate the candidates who have the right knowledge and skills that you need, whatever level of employee you are recruiting for.

Every applicant answers the same questions in the same amount of time, taking out any possible bias and allowing you to choose the best performers to take further into the recruitment process, which means less interviewing of candidates who do not possess the necessary aptitudes.

With an emailed link to complete in their own time, candidates will find accessing the assessment simple. Although the content is designed to be challenging - it is a timed test, with content aimed at the relevant skillset - it is also straightforward enough for them to complete.

The recruitment team will see the immediately available results that are simple to read, and can use this data to choose the potential employees who have what it takes to be a successful pharmacy technician in your business.

The pharmacy technician test could also be used for roles like:

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Results for the Pharmacy Technician Test along with other assessments the candidate takes will be compiled to produce a candidate report.

The report is automatically generated and available both online and as a downloadable pdf so they can be shared with other team members and employees alike.

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How our test assesses pharmacy technician skills

Candidates will need to answer a range of questions that measure industry-specific technical skills where applicable, soft skills (e.g.interpersonal skills), aptitude (e.g. verbal reasoning) and relevant personality dimensions (e.g. detail orientation). The results present a holistic view of how well suited each candidate is for the job at hand, using a data-driven approach.

The format varies by type of question, including multiple-choice for aptitude and technical skills, situational judgement for soft skills and agreement on a Likert scale for the personality dimensions. This approach ensures candidates are being assessed in an accurate and fair manner, and that results reflect the true underlying qualities of each candidate.

The characteristics, abilities and knowledge necessary to be a pharmacy technician were identified using the US Department of Labor's comprehensive O*NET database. O*NET is the leading source of occupational information that is constantly updated by collecting data from employees in specific job roles.

During the development process, test questions were rigorously analysed to maximise reliability and validity in line with industry best practices. They were created by our team of I/O psychologists and psychometricians – who collaborated with subject-matter-experts – and field-tested with a representative sample of job applicants who have varying experience, just like you might find in a talent pool.

Each test is reviewed by a panel of individuals representing diverse backgrounds to check for any sensitivity, fairness, face validity and accessibility issues. This ensures each candidate has a fair chance of demonstrating their true level of expertise.

Our pharmacy technician test is monitored to ensure it is up-to-date and optimised for performance.


Predictor of job success

Neuroworx provides evidence-based recommendations for tests to use for over 750 jobs. Our recommendation engine leverages data from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) developed by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).


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    All our Pharmacy Technician tests are written by accredited psychologists and fully validated.

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    We offer Pharmacy Technician tests for all levels so you can assess all roles within your organisation.


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Provides all the data and high-level metrics we need to make fast hiring decisions. Neuroworx has been particularly helpful in scaling our operations since we moved to remote working.

Greg, CEO, Reverse Media Group, Australia
Greg, CEO, Reverse Media Group, Australia

Focusing on data reduced the subjective decision making from our hiring process and allowed us to reduce bias and make better hiring decisions.

Izzie, Head of HR, iZettle, Sweden
Izzie, Head of HR, iZettle, Sweden

We used Neuroworx as part of our Finance Graduate Scheme recruitment and it was just what we needed – really simple to send candidates the link to complete and clear to see how they all compared. And great value for money!

Christina, HR Director, Cancer Research, UK
Christina, HR Director, Cancer Research, UK


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Scientifically validated by psychometric specialists

  • Our team of assessment experts is made up of I/O psychologists, psychometricians, and subject matter experts who work closely together to ensure each test is accurate and reliable.
  • Our subject matter experts are rigorously vetted and typically have several years of experience working in their industries and hold advanced credentials.

Pharmacy Technician Test FAQs

Is the pharmacy technician test hard?

The content of the pharmacy technician test is aimed at candidates who have the relevant skills and knowledge, so it isn't difficult for those candidates - but the pressure of the test environment and the time limit add a challenge and more reliably replicate the work environment, where decisions often have to be made quickly.

What are the four different levels of pharmacy technician?

Pharmacy technicians can be a per-registration trainee pharmacy technician or a newly qualified technician. They can then go on to specialise in areas like mental health, IV, or paediatrics. Some technicians might complete further study and become a senior pharmacy technician, or focus on leadership to become a manager or supervisor for less qualified pharmacy technicians.

What is the cost for Neuroworx's pharmacy technician test?

Neuroworx offers monthly or annual subscriptions for businesses of all sizes, so choose one that best fits your needs. You can check out our subscription plans here.

Can I get a free trial?

Yes, simply sign up (no credit card is required) and we'll give you unlimited access for seven days. Create as many jobs and test as many candidates as you want; you won't be charged a penny.

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