Test of English as a Foreign Language
As part of the FPGEC Certification Program, you must take and achieve the minimal acceptable score for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Internet-Based Test (iBT). You must take the TOEFL iBT at an Educational Testing Service (ETS) test center located within one of the NABP member and associate member jurisdictions including the 50 United States, District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Australia, eight Canadian provinces (Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, and Saskatchewan), and New Zealand. The FPGEC will no longer accept TOEFL iBT score reports from international ETS test site locations. Check with the Educational Testing Service (ETS) for dates and locations.
The TOEFL iBT is the sole English language proficiency examination accepted for new candidates seeking FPGEC Certification. Paper-based TOEFL and Test of Spoken English (TSE) score reports are only accepted from candidates who applied for FPGEC Certification before April 1, 2010 and took those examinations before June 30, 2010.
To be eligible for FPGEC Certification, you must achieve passing scores on the examinations. The FPGEC accepts the following minimum scores:
- Reading: 21
- Listening: 18
- Speaking: 26
- Writing: 24
Use institution code 9103 to have an official report of your TOEFL iBT scores mailed to the FPGEC.
You may take the TOEFL iBT at any time during the FPGEC Certification process; however, ETS will only forward score reports for up to two years following a test date.