64B16-26.2031. Licensure by Examination; Foreign Pharmacy Graduates  


Effective on Monday, September 12, 2016
  • 1In order for a foreign pharmacy graduate to be admitted to the professional licensure examination, the applicant must be a graduate of a four year undergraduate pharmacy program at a school or college outside the United States and have completed an internship program approved by the Board.

    48(1) All applications for licensure by examination must be made on form DH-MQA 103 (Rev. 07/16), Pharmacist Examination Application For Foreign Graduates and Instructions, which is hereby incorporated by reference, 78and which can be obtained from 84http://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-07404, 85the Board of Pharmacy, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C04, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3254, 98or the Board’s website at 103http://floridaspharmacy.gov/Applications/app-pharmacist-exam-foreign-grad.pdf104. 105Th106e application must be accompanied with an examination fee and an initial license fee as set forth in Rules 12564B16-26.1001 126and 12764B16-26.1002, 128F.A.C.

    129(2) In addition to the requirements of subsection (1), the applicant must submit proof of having met the following requirements:

    149(a) Successfully pass the foreign pharmacy graduate equivalency examination, given by the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Commission, with a minimum score of 75%;

    172(b)1. Demonstrate proficiency in the use of English by passing the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), which is administered by the Educational Testing Service, Inc., with a score of at least 550 for the pencil and paper test or 213 for the computer version and by passing the Test of Spoken English (TSE) with a score of 50 on the recalibrated TSE; or

    2382. Demonstrate proficiency in the use of English by passing the Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-based test (TOEFL ibt) with scores of: Listening – 18; Reading – 21; Speaking – 26; and Writing – 24; and,

    277(c) Complete 2080 hours of supervised work activity, of which a minimum of 500 hours must be completed within the State of Florida. Such experience must be equivalent to that required in the internship program as set forth in Rule 31764B16-26.2033, 318F.A.C. The work experience program, including both the preceptor and the permittee, must be approved by the Board of Pharmacy. Work experience shall be documented on form DH-MQA 1153 (Rev. 07/16), Foreign Graduate Registered Intern Work Activity Manual, which is hereby incorporated by reference, 362and which can be obtained from 368http://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-07405; 369the Board of Pharmacy, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C04, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3254; or the Board’s website at http://floridaspharmacy.gov/Applications/info-foriegn-grad-reg-intern-manual.pdf. 388No program of supervised work activity shall be approved for any applicant until said applicant has obtained the specified passing scores on the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Examination.

    416Rulemaking Authority 418456.013(1), 419465.005 FS. 421Law Implemented 423456.013(1), 424456.025(3), 425465.007(1) FS. 427History–New 1-11-05, Amended 8-8-07, 6-10-09, 5-27-10, 9-12-16.

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