Change to Eligibility Requirements for the Pharmacist Qualifying Examination
Beginning with the November 2021 Pharmacist Qualifying Examination, PEBC is introducing a Document Evaluation process which will be required for graduates of U.S. accredited programs (Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education – ACPE) before they are eligible to apply for the Qualifying Examination.
This process expands on what had already been done for U.S. graduates and is now being formalized to align with the Document Evaluation process for all other international graduates. Candidates’ education, licensure status and identification will be validated as part of this process. The fee for the U.S. Document Evaluation will be $250.
This process will only apply to new applicants to PEBC beginning with the November 2021 examination. Candidates who have previously applied to PEBC to take the Pharmacist Qualifying Examination will not be required to complete this step.
PEBC will prioritize the review of candidates’ credentials to help ensure that they can meet the November 2021 Qualifying Examination application deadline.
Important: Do not apply for the Document Evaluation for International Graduates currently available through PEBC’s website.
The U.S. Document Evaluation application will be made available this Spring. Candidates should check this website for further information in the coming weeks. Once the application is available online, candidates should apply as early as possible to ensure they do not miss the deadline for the November 2021 Qualifying Examination. Detailed instructions will be made available when the application is posted.