The Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Examination, or FPGEE

The Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Examination, or FPGEE, is one of the examinations required as part of the FPGEC Certification Program. (You must also take and pass the TOEFL iBT, the English-language exam administered by Educational Testing Service.

The FPGEE is offered twice each year, and it is administered at Pearson VUE test sites throughout the continental United States. Only individuals made eligible during the FPGEC application process can take the FPGEE.

Once you successfully complete the FPGEC evaluation process, you will receive a letter of acceptance to sit for the FPGEE as well as detailed information on the registration and scheduling process. A FPGEE Identification Card, which will contain instructions for beginning the exam registration process, will also be included.

When you are accepted to take the FPGEE, you will have the opportunity to take the examination on one of two consecutive testing opportunities unless a documented work, health, personal, or visa problem prevents you from taking the examination. For example, if you are accepted for the April 1, 2016 FPGEE, but decide not to take the exam, you can still take the next exam on. The October 14, 2016 FPGEE will be your second, and final, opportunity to take the FPGEE unless you provide a documented work, health, personal, or visa-related circumstance that prevents you from taking the examination. The FPGEC will review the documentation and decide if an additional opportunity to test will be granted.

Structure of the FPGEE

The 250 questions on the FPGEE are divided among four content areas:

  • Basic biomedical sciences – 10%
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences – 33%
  • Social, behavioral, administrative pharmacy sciences – 22%
  • Clinical sciences – 35%

The FPGEE Blueprint offers in-depth information about the four content areas covered on the test.

You must receive a scaled score of 75 or higher on the FPGEE to be eligible for FPGEC Certification.


The Pre-FPGEE is an online practice exam that will help you see what it will be like to take the FPGEE. The 66 questions on the Pre-FPGEE will help you gauge your success on the FPGEE.