How Foreign Trained Pharmacists Become Licensed In The United States | DORIS MANFORD BPharm, PharmD | RxEconsult

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Licensure Tips for Foreign Pharmacy Graduates Category: Pharmacy by - July 26, 2013 | Views: 368491 | Likes: 3 | Comment: 17  


There are many TOEFL exams. The TOEFL iBT is the only one that is considered for Pharmacy Graduate Examination Committee (FPGEC) certification.

The minimum score for the various sections on the test are:

  • Reading – 21

  • Listening – 18

  • Speaking – 26

  • Writing – 24

It is important to note that these minimum scores should all be attained in ONE testing. This means that all scores must be reported in one official score report.


After passing both the FPGEE and the TOEFL iBT, and submitted all the necessary documents to the FPGEE, you will receive the FPGEC certification.

Almost all the states accept FPGEC certification for obtaining a pharmacist license. Each state may require pharmacy internship hours.


Before you can be a licensed pharmacist in the US, one needs to pass the NAPLEX. This is the same pharmacy licensure exam that US graduates take. Visit the local pharmacy board for more directions on the state law test. It is important to note that pharmacists can apply and be licensed in multiple states.



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