The Education Testing Service (ETS) TOEFL iBT is the sole English language proficiency examination accepted for candidates seeking FPGEC certification and a passing score on the TOEFL iBT is required for application to the FPGEC. The TOEFL iBT must be completed by all foreign pharmacy graduates (even those who are US citizens, US residents, or native English speakers). There are no exceptions or waivers to these requirements.
The TOEFL iBT must be completed in a secure testing environment from ETS test centers located only in NABP member and associate member jurisdictions, including the 50 US states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, The Bahamas, and 10 Canadian provinces (Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, and Saskatchewan).
The at-home and remotely proctored TOEFL iBT is not accepted by the FPGEC program (see Secure Testing Environment below). The FPGEC also does not accept “My Best” scores and will not consider a total score on the TOEFL iBT.
You must complete all four sections of the TOEFL iBT in one testing session. Scores for the four sections must be reported directly to the FPGEC on one official score report. If your score is less than the minimum required score in any section, your score report will not be accepted.
Passing TOEFL iBT scores are valid for the FPGEC program for 2 years from the date of the administration of the TOEFL iBT. This applies to applications submitted both before and after January 1, 2020.
Passing scores for each TOEFL iBT section are in the chart below. If you score less than the minimum required score in any section, your score report will not be accepted.
You must request that your TOEFL iBT score report (all four sections from a single test session) be submitted to the FPGEC directly by ETS. Use the FPGEC identification number 9103. The FPGEC will only accept official score reports received directly from ETS.
The official score report identifying information must exactly match what appears in your e-Profile. Score reports with discrepancies in the name, photo ID, or date of birth will not be accepted.
If you have a legal name change after obtaining a passing TOEFL iBT score, you must submit proper documentation to NABP as part of your FPGEC application. See Name Changes, Name Matching on Documents, and Other Guidelines section for important information.