FPGEC Frequently Asked Questions

  1. If my address is outside of the US, how do I register with Pearson VUE?
  2. Where can I take the TOEFL iBT?
  3. Where do I send my application?
  4. Where do I send my official documentation?
  5. Where do I send my additional supporting documentation?
  6. What do I do if my documentation is not in English?
  7. What fees must be sent to NABP for FPGEC Certification?
  8. What is the fee schedule for submitting fees to ECE for evaluation?
  9. How do I contact ECE?
  10. Does NABP provide a list of individuals who have achieved Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination Committee (FPGEC) Certification?

1. If my address is outside of the US, how do I register with Pearson VUE?

If you have an address outside of the US, you will need to register over the phone with Pearson VUE by calling their customer service department directly at 888/709-2679.

2. Where can I take the TOEFL iBT?

The FPGEC will only accept TOEFL iBT score reports from ETS test centers located in NABP member jurisdictions. This includes the 50 United States, District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Australia, New Zealand, and nine Canadian provinces (Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, and Saskatchewan).

3. Where do I send my application?

New candidates: If this is your first time applying to the FPGEC Certification Program, send the completed FPGEC Application and fees to NABP and an ECE Application Form and fees to ECE.

Candidates Retaking the FPGEE: If you did not obtain a passing FPGEE score in the past and you are applying to retake the FPGEE, you must complete and submit a new FPGEC Application, two identical recent photographs, and the appropriate fees to NABP. Before you will be accepted to retake the FPGEE, your previously submitted documentation will be re-evaluated by the FPGEC. If there is additional documentation required, the FPGEC will notify you in writing.

Candidates With Closed Files: If your program file has been closed and you wish to reapply, send the complete FPGEC Application and fees to NABP. You may also need to submit an ECE Application Form and fees to ECE; FPGEC will notify you if this is required.

4. Where do I send my official documentation?

Send your transcript and proof of the degree to ECE accompanied by the ECE Application Form.

Send your proof of the license and/or registration to the FPGEC.

A note on official documentation: The FPGEC has seen a rise in fraudulent documents. These fraudulent documents come from entities pretending to be official government offices with the right to approve documents. These entities say they can speed the authentication of educational and licensure and/or registration documents for use abroad. Tell any friends and relatives gathering documents to make sure that documents are from the issuing bodies only. If the FPGEC receives fraudulent documents, the application will be delayed and your acceptance to the FPGEC Certification Program may be jeopardized.

5. Where do I send my additional supporting documentation?

Additional supporting documentation may include a marriage certificate, proof of name change, birth certificate, translations, or other documentation supporting the application. These documents must be submitted to the FPGEC. However, during the evaluation of the official education documentation, ECE may require that you send additional supporting documentation for review.

6. What do I do if my documentation is not in English?

Any document, including all seals and/or stamps, not in English must be accompanied by an official wordfor-word
English translation, prepared and certified as correct by an official translator. For more information, see the FPGEC Application Bulletin.

7. What fees must be sent to NABP for FPGEC Certification?

New candidates: Candidates applying for the first time are required to submit a fee of $1,200. This fee includes a $450 fee for the evaluation of all documentation and a $750 fee for the examination.

Candidates Retaking the FPGEE: Candidates applying for re-examination after failure are required to submit a fee of $750.

Candidates Re-applying to FPGEC: Candidates re-applying after withdrawal or file closure are required to submit $1,200.

Payments must be made to NABP in the form of a certified check, cashier’s check, or money order, payable in US funds through a US bank. The purchase date of the check or money order must appear on all forms of payment.

Personal checks, bank drafts, and cash or other unapproved forms of payment will not be accepted. Your name, as it appears on the application form, should be shown on all payments.

8. What fees must be submitted to ECE for the educational evaluation portion of FPGEC Certification?

See the ECE website for current fees. All fees are subject to change without notice. Payment to ECE must be made in US dollars by money order, check, or credit card (Visa or MasterCard). If the money order or check is issued by a bank outside of the US, it must contain the printed name of the US bank with which the bank is affiliated. ECE cannot accept bank drafts or cash.

9. How do I contact ECE?

You may contact ECE directly at:

Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc
P.O. Box 514070
Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470
Phone: 414/289-3400
Website: www.ece.org/nabp

10. Does NABP provide a list of individuals who have achieved Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination Committee (FPGEC) Certification?

Yes, NABP has a database of individuals certified by the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination Committee (FPGEC). To search the database, you will need the individual’s first name, last name, and FPGEE number (Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Examination). You may search the database by clicking here.

If you are FPGEC certified and do not want your certification listed on the website, you must write to the FPGEC and request that the certification not be listed.