All candidates must hold an unrestricted, permanent license, registration, or both, as required for the unrestricted practice of pharmacy in the country or jurisdiction where the pharmacy degree was earned or in a country outside the US where you practiced pharmacy. Candidates who have obtained asylum in the US and who do not have or cannot provide evidence of holding an unrestricted, permanent pharmacy license/registration outside of the US are not eligible for FPGEC certification.
You will need to send proof of your license or registration according to the specific country requirements, and the license/registration must be certified by the appropriate government agency of the jurisdiction issuing the credential.
All official documentation must:
Once sealed, the License/Registration envelope may be submitted to the FPGEC by you or the issuing agency.
Any documents that are not in English, or that contain non-English stamps or seals, must be accompanied with an official, word-for-word English translation from a credentialed translator. See Documentation Requirements for more details about these requirements.
The FPGEC may require further documentation to qualify you for certification. Electronically submitted documents will not be accepted.
You will be required to submit an official statement in a properly sealed envelope from the applicable agency confirming that neither licensure nor registration was required to practice pharmacy in that country at the time when you practiced pharmacy in that country. If further documentation is required, you will be notified.
No. To qualify for FPGEC certification, you must demonstrate that you have obtained a permanent, unrestricted license/registration to practice pharmacy in a country outside the US. If you are unable to satisfy this requirement, you do not qualify for FPGEC certification.