The Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Examination (FPGEE) offered by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) grants a successful test taker the opportunity to take the FPGEC certification exam to validate their pharmaceutical studies in a foreign country.
The exam consists of four major content areas, including:
* Basic Biomedical Sciences
* Pharmaceutical Sciences
* Social, Behavioral, and Administrative Pharmacy Sciences
* Clinical Sciences
The test consists of multiple choice questions centered on these topics. The blueprint for the test contains hundreds of subtopics underneath these high level ideas. A person should study most everything involved with the degree in order to pass the FPGEE. A passing grade of 75 is needed to go on to take the FPGEC.
The exam is taken at various times throughout the year. The next schedule FPGEE runs April 19, 2010. Those who get accepted to take the exam on that date can only take it on that date, not at a future one. For a hefty fee, the candidate can change their test date to a future one. The test can be taken at a number of computer-based testing centers found throughout the US. Pearson Vue handles the test administration. If the candidate needs to change the test location, they can do so with Pearson Vue.
NABP does offer a pre-FPGEE for those who wish to challenge their understanding before attempting the FPGEE. The test costs $50 and has 66 content questions that must be completed in 85 minutes. Candidates receive an immediate score report, but only if they complete all the questions.
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