The FPGEC begins the application evaluation process after NABP receives all required documentation, including a passing TOEFL iBT score, to support the application.
Note: If FPGEC receives a portion of the required application documentation, but has not received all of the required documentation, if the remainder of the required documentation is not received within 2 years, the received documentation will be purged and you will need to obtain and submit current required documentation pursuant to the Bulletin at that time.
The evaluation process will take approximately 8 weeks. Incomplete applications, deficient documentation, or receipt of documentation that does not meet all requirements will significantly delay the review of your application.
If you submit any documents that do not match your name as stated in your application, you are also required to supply supporting documentation, as described in this Bulletin.
Time frames cannot be guaranteed and may fluctuate when application volume is high. NABP stops accepting applications 3 weeks prior to the close of registration for the next scheduled exam and will resume accepting applications after the exam date.
FPGEC Certification application status information is posted in your e-Profile. As the status changes, the new status will be posted. A glossary of FPGEC status terms is available through the e-Profile web page Help section.
Due to high volume, NABP cannot provide status information that is available in your e-Profile.
Your application expires 2 years after submission. If you want to withdraw your application instead of letting it expire, you must email FP@nabp.pharmacy. There are no refunds of the FPGEC application fee, including the administration and evaluation fees. If you are scheduled to take the FPGEE, you must also cancel the exam with Pearson VUE within 5 business days to receive a refund of the testing fee. More information on canceling a testing appointment is in the What Is the FPGEE? section.