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PEBC TECHNICIAN QUALIFYING EXAM
COURSE

Exam Administered by the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada

Upcoming Exam:

Apr 3, 2024 (Part I MCQ)

Apr 6, 2024 (Part II OSPE)

PHARMPOWER BOOST

PharmPower is a leading developer of PEBC-style questions which are realistic and applicable to exams, as well as clinical practice.

Our multiple choice questions feature a combination of knowledge and application questions, with a detailed explanation for each correct answer.

  • Knowledge questions are simple to read and answer.  These questions often require memorization.

  • Application questions utilize knowledge to solve more difficult case-based problems.  These questions often require thorough reading and understanding.

Our OSPE cases feature a combination of interactive and non-interactive stations, with a detailed explanation of a complete answer. 

  • Interactive cases require communication with a patient, caregiver or prescriber.  Our cases are designed to improve your interviewing and critical thinking skills.  Each case allows you to pre-select from a list of questions to gather more information to solve a drug therapy problem.

  • Non-interactive cases involve prescription checking, compliance pack checking, medication history gathering and compounding procedures.

 

Our multiple choice questions and OSPE cases are tailored to the nine NAPRA competencies in the examination blueprint, which include:

  • Competency 1: Ethical, Legal and Professional Responsibilities

  • Competency 2: Patient Care

  • Competency 3: Product Distribution

  • Competency 4: Practice Setting

  • Competency 5: Health Promotion

  • Competency 6: Knowledge and Research Application

  • Competency 7: Communication and Education

  • Competency 8: Intra and Inter-Professional Collaboration

  • Competency 9: Quality and Safety

Make your effort count by choosing PharmPower today!  If you would like to see the PharmPower difference, try our free sample PEBC questions.

ABOUT THE EXAM

The PEBC Qualifying Exam is a registration requirement for pharmacy technicians in Canada.  The exam tests for knowledge and skills expected by an entry-level pharmacy technician, and consists of two parts - Part 1 (multiple choice) and Part 2 (objective structured performance examination OSPE).  The exam is based on the nine pharmacy technician competencies outlined by NAPRA, each with assigned weightings and pass level.  The exam is offered twice per year.

The multiple choice portion of the Qualifying Exam consists of 150 questions as follows:

  • 120 of which are graded questions and 30 of which are pretest questions (not counted towards grading, but may be used for future exams)

  • These questions are organized into two sets of 75 questions each, and 100 minutes are allotted for each section.

The OSPE portion of the Qualifying Exam consists of 12 stations as follows:

  • 5 interactive cases4 non-interactive cases, 1 non-interactive video case and 2 pretest cases (not counted towards grading, but may be used for future cases)

  • These questions are organized into two sessions, and 6 minutes are allotted for each station.

For more information on the PEBC Technician Qualifying Exam, visit the PEBC website here.

PLANS

PEBC TECHNICIAN QUALIFYING EXAM COURSE

6 Month Access to Our Comprehensive Resources

$89

75 more questions and 12 OSPE cases added in 2023

 

Our full qualifying exam course includes a total of 825 multiple choice questions and 12 OSPE cases!

BONUS: prescription checking set, drug indication practice set and medical device counselling guide

Student Writing

PEBC TECHNICIAN QUALIFYING EXAM COURSE

Each PEBC MCQ set contains 75 questions and a detailed answer key.  That's a total of 825 questions!  Visit Plans & Pricing for more details.

PEBC SETS
A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K

OSPE CYCLE 1 (12 STATIONS)

PRESCRIPTION CHECKING SET

DRUG NAME AND INDICATION SET

MEDICAL DEVICE COUNSELLING GUIDE

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