The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) is restarting administration of the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Examination® (FPGEE®) after a security breach in October 2002 prompted NABP to halt the examination. The FPGEE will be given as a paper-and-pencil exam on Saturday, June 21, 2003, in four United States locations: Dallas, TX; New York, NY; Northlake (Chicago area), IL; and Oakland, CA.
All FPGEE candidates who qualify to sit for the exam have been sent registration forms. These candidates have also been informed that they can complete the registration form online at http://fpgee.nabp.net. To be able to sit for the exam, candidates must send registration forms to NABP before April 30, 2003. When registering to sit for the exam, candidates will be able to choose from the four US locations in order of preference. Reservations will be made on a first-come, first-serve basis and candidates will be mailed tickets of admission as reservations are completed. Tickets are required for admission to the test centers and duplicate tickets will not be issued. Further FPGEE test dates and locations are yet to be determined.
NABP provides the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Committee® (FPGEC®) Certification Program as a means of documenting the educational equivalency of a candidate's foreign pharmacy education, as well as his or her license and/or registration. In the process of FPGEC certification, candidates provide documents that verify their educational backgrounds and licensure and/or registration. Candidates are also required to pass the FPGEE, the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), and the Test of Spoken English (TSE). The FPGEC Certificate allows foreign graduates to partially fulfill eligibility requirements for licensure in the states that consider the certification. The FPGEC Certificate is not a license to practice pharmacy. Applicants who receive the FPGEC Certificate may be qualified by the state boards to take the pharmacy licensing examination in those jurisdictions that accept this certification.
Candidates with questions may visit NABP's Web site at www.nabp.net for updated information or e-mail the Customer Service Department at email@example.com. Individuals without Internet access may contact NABP's Customer Service Department at 847/698-6227.